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  1. Great plan! Here is an ABC version of your Steve's scores for myself and others who prefer this format. I took the liberty to change a bit in the notation of the first and second repeats, for readability. And now I'm off to play the tune, and to find a way to record it in time....
  2. The world might be bigger than you think. At this very moment, under "Who's on line", there are 4 members but also 48 guests! And for myself I am a daily visitor here and member since 2005. Every now and then I give my reaction to posts of others, but never showed much of myself. I do feel invited by Alan's initiative. I'll try to record some of my music to say hello for the 2nd WCD.
  3. Thomas posted more bagpipe-concertina-tunes here:
  4. Who are you talking about? I'm not pleased with the contradistinction (is this the right word in English?) you suggest. I love my instrument for the music it let me play. That's what I do at home, with and without people around me. But I also love my tina for its looks, for its history, for its construction, for its place in its family of instruments. And I am fond of this community of experts and enthusiasts who share their love for and their knowledge of our concertinas in all its aspects. That's not fretting! And now I turn off my computer and go and play me a tune.
  5. Both links work for me, in the Netherlands...
  6. Cannot see you video. It's marked 'private'...
  7. It was Dave Elliott's bench, not David Robertson's.
  8. Sounds like fun to me! Not playing an instrument generating electronic sound (like a midi concertina) but a electronic device that plays an real concertina. It's like a street organ.
  9. What kind of action do you mean? If they have the wooden parallel kind of action I would call it a German concertina.
  10. Richard, The thread you are looking for is in the "Concertina History" subforum:
  11. The little eyes for a strap look like the ones used by Pauline de Snoo :
  12. If you want to know what that focus on this site is, take a look at But over the years there were quite some topics about instruments like yours. You can do a search here on concertina.net for "Pearl Queen". More information about these concertinas is to be found on https://concertinamusic.com. But as Mike said, don't go away. Share with us the history and some pictures of this old instrument.
  13. Alan was just testing the audience. Anyway, I didn't notice .....
  14. From the patent document I understand it uses the system of the "well-known Menzenhauescher Zithern" to facilitate untrained players to play a simple melody. That zither seems to use tune sheets lying under the strings, showing what string to play next.
  15. Glad you're freed from your splint, Alan. Otherwise it wouldn't have been more than just wig wog jig...
  16. Ouch, a mallet finger. I had that once. How did it happen? At least 2 members of C.net got it by taking their sock off...
  17. That 2 D#'s looks a bit odd to me. Better call them Eb's?
  18. Fred explained what he's after: It's about the nature of the contact between fingers and keys. Henrik Muller's article Fred refers to states about his shorter buttons: "Having shorter buttons that depress all the way, flush with the end plate, had more impact than I could have expected. Traditional Irish music has a lot of repeated notes, and to preserve the flow of the tune, they need to be performed by switching fingers; deep buttons go a long way in facilitating this."
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