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Dan Madden

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  • Birthday 07/29/1948

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    I play English Concertina, or at least try. I also play clawhammer style banjo, lap dulcimer, and autoharp.
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    Tucson, Arizona

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  1. As a fellow Tucsonan, I would go for metal ends, or particularly plane wooden ones. Our climate can cause havoc with finely cut wood, and I unfortunately know this by experience. BTW Where do you expect to have the ends made if you go that way?
  2. Her are a few that I have managed on English: Little Joe the Wrangler Blue Mountain I Ride an Old Paint Seneca Square Dance Ookpic waltz Westphalia Waltz Maid of Argenta (May be still under copyright) GoodNight Loving Trail (under copyright, but permission can be obtained) You might try contacting Hal Canon about things he has collected. I learned two great waltzes from him Claypool Waltz Rockville waltz And don't forget the obvious: Yellow Rose of Texas Green Grows the Lilacs Cowboy Waltz Redwing Gary Owen
  3. Concertina and autoharp also make a fine duet pairing. However, the trio I used to play with could really draw a crowd.
  4. I have always thought that there should be a dance band named: Contra Diction Dan M
  5. There is a CD with the same title with the play list based on the same idea. It might be related to this book. I think I own the CD, but who can be sure of such things at my age? I vaguely recall that it included a concertina on some of the cuts including My Gum Tree Canoe. Dan Madden
  6. Rick the autoharp player is from Pasadena, California, and Bob the saw player is from (essentially) Phoenix, while I am in Tucson. So we don't get together all that often, typically festivals. We are planning to play at the Glendale Folk Festival in March 23 and 24, 2013 at the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area. I usually organize a free reed workshop showing the different types and it would be great to have extra demonstrators. The Sharlot Hall festival is in Prescott the first weekend every October.
  7. Here I am with a few friends at the Sharlot Hall Folk Festival in Prescott Az. These instruments go together quite well, especially because the saw player really can play.
  8. In the August 19, 1932 Sydney Morning Herald on page 14, there is a classified ad that reads: VOIGHTLANDER German Glasses IO x 50 £12/10/ Jeffries English Concertina £12 Mill tary Swords 8/6 Packs 4/6 Medicine Balls 10/fa 122_Bathurst st city_ Twelve pounds sounds cheap, So it has probably already sold. Article identifier http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16916702'>http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16916702'>http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16916702 Page identifier http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page1155175 APA citation Advertising. (1932, August 19). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 14. Retrieved April 18, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16916702 MLA citation "Advertising." The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) 19 Aug 1932: 14. Web. 18 Apr 2012 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16916702>. Harvard/Australian citation 1932 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 19 August, p. 14, viewed 18 April, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16916702 Wikipedia citation {{cite news |url=http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16916702 |title=Advertising. |newspaper=[[sydney_morning_herald|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)]] |location=NSW |date=19 August 1932 |accessdate=18 April 2012 |page=14 |publisher=National Library of Australia}} Dan Madden
  9. Thanks for the kind words, Ken. I have been going to the Sharlot Hall museum festival for many years now, but it has been going on for much longer. It is definitely an Arizona style folk festival with a spread of musical forms and styles that will stretch anyone's definition of folk. But that openness and the generally friendliness of the musicians opens a lot of opportunities for the adventurous looking to join a jam or workshop. I always find it great fun, and I enjoy both the listening and playing.
  10. Here is a picture of mine for those interested. Dan
  11. I am in Tucson. A few years back I met an Anglo player from the Phoenix area who played an early Suttner. I have not heard from her in a while, though. Dan
  12. I think that this is why bluegrass sessions pass breaks around. Nothing discourages you from joining a tune before you know the cord progression and have an idea of the melody like the threat of having every else go silent after one time through. "Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, someone else, or I have deja-vu and am even more clever than I think I am.
  13. Saturday, May 7 Los Angeles Benefit for Otsuchi Relief Fund. McCabe's Guitar Shop 3101 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 828-4497 mccabes.com Tickets are $65 and can be obtained online only, starting Monday, April 18 at 10AM on the McCabe's website.
  14. When I first started playing music, one of my older mentors said that he would consider himself a professional when his earning from music overtook the costs of all his instruments. Unfortunately, he said, he had spent 40 years falling further and further behind. Now here I find myself 40 years later following his example to a tee. Dan Madden
  15. Well I like the brighter look myself. Have you checked out the members page? Dan Madden
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