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Everything posted by Leonard

  1. 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.
  2. Both links work for me, in the Netherlands...
  3. Cannot see you video. It's marked 'private'...
  4. It was Dave Elliott's bench, not David Robertson's.
  5. 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.
  6. What kind of action do you mean? If they have the wooden parallel kind of action I would call it a German concertina.
  7. Richard, The thread you are looking for is in the "Concertina History" subforum:
  8. The little eyes for a strap look like the ones used by Pauline de Snoo :
  9. 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.
  10. Alan was just testing the audience. Anyway, I didn't notice .....
  11. 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.
  12. Edel, Most welcome to our forums on concertina.net!
  13. Glad you're freed from your splint, Alan. Otherwise it wouldn't have been more than just wig wog jig...
  14. 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...
  15. That 2 D#'s looks a bit odd to me. Better call them Eb's?
  16. 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."
  17. Not accesable for non-facebook-member. Is this the same version as on Soundcloud? https://soundcloud.com/concertinist/march-of-the-concertinas-feb2
  18. If you're interested in concertina pricelists through the years, Chris Algar has collected a lot of them. See http://www.concertina.com/pricelists/index.htm
  19. Not so mysterious. Of every page in the ledgers there is a small and a large representation. In this case their addresses are: .../PAGES/D3P0910S.HTM .../PAGES/D3P0910L.HTM
  20. Theo and Malcolm refer to the same page in the ledger. Serial number 36532 is a amboyna ended model 5E, dated 16-2-1959. (Not 1859)
  21. This confusion about bi- and unidirectional was spoken about before in this topic:
  22. Harry Geuns does bandoneons and concertinas. He lives in Molenbeersel, just over the Belgian border, south of Weert. www.bandoneon-maker.com
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