Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Tarquinbiscuitbox's Achievements


Member (2/6)

  1. The strangest concertina I have ever seen. It's called... Wheatstone's Wind Fiddle! How does it work? Do any still exist? Any ideas? https://kingscollections.org/exhibitions/archives/wheatstone/acoustics/instruments https://www.reddit.com/r/lingling40hrs/comments/asm2tb/part_concertina_part_violin_the_wheatstone_wind/
  2. I just found this... A 19th century Louis Lachenal Presentation cut brass inlaid thuya concertina, number 12378, with forty eight glass buttons, five-fold leather bellows, scroll fret-cut ends, one mounted with a silver plaque, inscribed "Presented to Rt. Carter of E. Division by E. Lachenal for his activity in bringing to justice two men for breaking and entering her warehouse Nov 9th 1868" Source: https://auction.gorringes.co.uk/auction-lot-detail/A-19th-century-Louis-Lachenal-Presentation-cut-brass-inlaid-&salelot=LSEPT20+++48+&refno=10495615
  3. A big 'thank you' to everyone for all your help ?
  4. Wow! Thank you so much for your help. It's brought back some of my confidence and enthusiasm ?
  5. I'm sorry if this is a stupid beginners question, but it's really getting me down. I recently bought an English Concertina and have been learning to play some traditional folk tunes on it. I go to Google Images and type 'Music Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.' The first piece of music shown is in D Major, the second is in G major, the third is in C major. I then click on one of the websites and find the tune in B♭ major, A♭ major, F major etc... My question is - What key should I be playing it in and why? I'm also wondering if it's traditional to play tunes in the original keys that they were written down in? Please note that I'll be playing them by myself and won't be singing. I shall be very grateful for any advice. With many thanks, Jon.
  6. Real Pirates with Real Concertinas! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGt-Y2_FIRU
  7. You've explained it very well. Thank you for your help ?
  8. 'Easy' would be that I don't have to re-learn the fingering patterns for the tunes that I play.
  9. I currently play a DG melodeon and I'm thinking of getting a GD Anglo. Does anyone know if it's easy to transfer playing from one to the other? Many thanks, Jon.
  10. Go into Youtube and type 'English Folk Music.' You'll see a playlist with over 270 videos. Well worth watching.
  11. I’ve recently been looking at the layout of Wheatstone’s Double Duet system and I quite like it. Each finger hovers over a row, the notes are arranged in a logical order and the chords seem fairly easy to form. The problem is... I imagine it’s virtually impossible to get one. I’ve thought about converting an English by removing the finger rest and moving the reeds about, but don’t know if this would work. Your thoughts please…
  • Create New...