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  1. On 1/3/2023 at 11:58 PM, Alan Day said:

    I wondered if players Worldwide of all Nationalities would join me by saying HALLO What instrument you play and possibly send in a recording of your playing. There are many players that are out there silent on this site . Just for World Concertina Day 2023 let us hear from you. 





     I not a performer and play mostly to myself, for my own pleasure. My instrument is an English extended treble Wheatstone Aeola (nr. 30848, from 1926)  

    I became a member on C.net in december 2005, when I was waiting for my first concertina to arrive from Chris Algar. I've seen them come and go (Ratface, Boney, Peter Dunk, Peter Trimming, M3838, Dick Miles, Geoffrey Crabb, and all the others) and enjoyed (and borrowed) their tunes and conversations about music and concertinas. Sometimes I joined in with the conversations, but I never have shown any of my own music.

    I felt invited by Alan's  request. So I joined in on the Tunes/Songs forum and learned, recorded and uploaded my rendition of the Croissants and Coffee Waltz.


    I hadn't recorded myself for a long time. But here is another recording of mine, from 2011: a Swedish tune "Mormors Speldosa" by Göthe Wahlén.




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  2. 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.



    T:Croissants and Coffee Waltz
    C:Alan Day

    Z: Leonard van der Laan 30/01/2023
    N:(based on the scores by Steve Schulteis,

    N:published on concertina.net 29/01/2023)
    E|: EAf |"C" e3 |"G/B" d>ed |"Am" c2E | EAd |"Dm" B3 |"F" f>ed |"G" B2E | 
    EAd |"Dm" B3- |"G" B3- | Bdd- | deG |"C" cee |"G"(3d/e/d/cB |1"C" c2 E:|2"C" c2c | 
    |:"C" cde |"F" f3 | fga | "G"d2d | def |"C" g>eg |"G/B" ede |"Am" c3 | 
    cde |"F" f3 | d2c |"G" BcB | GAB |1"C" c3- |"G" d3 |"C" ege :|2"C" cee |"G"(3d/e/d/cB |"C" c2|] 


    And now I'm off to play the tune, and to find a way to record it in time....


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  3. 18 hours ago, Richard Mellish said:

    I suspect that most of the players who don't post here don't come here at all, so won't see that request.

    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.

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  4. On 10/6/2022 at 10:45 AM, James Fitton said:

    That's lovely, thank you. I'm not sure I've ever heard a bagpipe/concertina duet before, but I really liked this. It's unusual (to my ears) but definitely worked for me.


    Thomas posted more bagpipe-concertina-tunes here:




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  5. 9 hours ago, SIMON GABRIELOW said:


    Sometimes I often feel that people can forget the potential neutral approach.......

    and they can become to fixated..... and I feel they can forget to get on with playing the instruments.....

    fretting instead over......

    But See the instruments also as needing playing; get on with enjoying your music.....

     .......fret no more - Get on and play your tunes; enjoy it !..



    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.



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