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    Wanted English Aeola

    Hi, a friend of mine is looking for an english aeola (Wheatstone or Crabb) within the $1000-2000 range. Please message if you have one for sale.
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    English Concertinas Offer

  3. Here is another english concertina for sale. Made by Lachenal, this concertina is perfect for a beginner intermediate or even advanced. Got to say if feels well comfortable holding this instrument. The concertina is in good condition: 4 new bellows with a nice compression and no air leaks, all buttons work, and no important damages that affect the playability. 3 notes are out of tune but other than that its in playable condition. The serial number is 55870. The price for this one is £400 - email me at rogercr27@gmail.com if interested. Delivery available
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    Bolivian players

    Yes, in the bolivian folk you usually play 2 notes at same time, so obviously they only need 2 fingers. I used to play with 2 as well but now I’m getting used to play 3 since that is the correct way of fingering. Roger
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    Bolivian players

    And some more:
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    Bolivian players

    Some more:
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    The “MoConcertina”

    Not all of them; in this documentary they talk a little bit about the concertina in bolivia, and you can see this concertina with 48 buttons in the minute 11:33 https://youtu.be/8oLpwcG_C4Q
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    South American tunes

    I don’t really think they have a different tunning conventions to be honest. They have been able to adapt the instrument to their folk music style, and the reason why the use english concertinas and not anglos or any other button concertinas is simply because of the chromatic scale that the EC has, so its easier. I’ve never heard the sound of the Inuit concertina either. I have some good videos on my phone as well but I can’t upload them because the max total size is only 3.91MB
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    South American tunes

    That’s right usually they play with two fingers. I know the correct way of playing is with 3, but they play with 2 because that’s just how the bolivian folk music is played, in duet, regardless of the instrument. I just posted some YouTube links of bolivian players if you want to take a look. Im thinking about writing an article about the English Concertina in Bolivia since it looks that this topic is quite interesting.
  10. I’m sure none of us have this concertina. It’s not english, nor Italian, nor chinese, it’s the first bolivian concertina. The “Moconcertina” made by the bolivian luthier Moises Perez - the man of this video https://youtu.be/pM9zjVq_ztU Similar to an Aeola, take a look at the pictures:
  11. A different culture with different music style, but with the same love to this beautiful instrument. Here are some youtube videos of bolivian players playing the english concertina:
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    South American tunes

    Sure, I know quite a lot about the history of the concertina in Bolivia. There are even concertina festivals in different cities of the country, here is one: https://youtu.be/dWbnm3CFoSw I will be posting more.
  13. In need of selling this concertina: GREMLIN 8 sided 56 button english concertina in good condition: all buttons work, tuned, good bellows, nice compression. Few signs of wear use but nothing that stops it from producing a nice loud sound. I’m only looking for £300, message if you are interested (delivery in the UK available)
  14. Hi, here I got an old Wheatstone english concertina in need of repair: Most of the hand right side buttons don’t make sound either when pushing or pulling, one makes 2 horrible sounds, some make squeaky sounds, cosmetically is not in the best condition either, thumb straps deteriorated, bellows are quite old, air leaking, not good compression. On the other hand the left hand side buttons seem to be ok. I can’t afford to repair it, so I want to sell it to buy a cheap lachenal or other concertina. Bought it second hand for £1250 10 years ago but I’d be asking £400 for it. I accept exchange for another english concertina (vintage). Message me if you are interested.