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John Wild

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  • Birthday 03/31/1949

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    I play English Concertina and Hayden Duet. I play solo at local folk clubs, and play in the band with Kettle Bridge Clogs, a ladies North West Morris side. More recently I have begun playing in a small ensemble of about 12 concertina players, mixed ability levels, many of them connected with Kettle Bridge Clogs.
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    Gillingham, Kent. U.K.

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  1. Does the humane and discreet treatment include learning the concertina? 🙂
  2. Hello Malcolm. thanks for that information. I was just making an assumption - I had not read it anywhere. - John.
  3. Just picking up this thread after hearing a science programme on BBC radio 4 yesterday. The Aeolus concerned here was the Greek God of the winds. Apparently there are 2 others sharing the name. Aeolus was a name given to three mythical characters, but their myths are deeply intertwined in such a fashion that the characters are often difficult to tell apart. However, the most famous of them was the son of Hippotes that is mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as the Keeper of the Winds; in this myth, Aeolus gave Odysseus a closed bag that contained all winds, but for the gentle West Wind that would take him home. However, Odysseus' companions, thinking the bag contained riches, opened the bag and the winds escaped, blowing the ship in all directions and thus extending their voyage back home. Aeolus was later considered to have been a god rather than a mortal as depicted in the Odyssey. He had twelve children, six sons and six daughters. Another Aeolus was the son of Hellen and Orseis, and ruler of Aeolia. He married Enarete, with whom he had numerous children, including Sisyphus, Athamas, Cretheus, and Salmoneus. Finally, the third character with the same name was the son of Poseidon and Arne, and was often indistinguishable from the first Aeolus, keeper of the winds. Presumably Sir Charles had read about Greek gods when selecting the name Aeola. I was going to start a new topic, but thought I should search first, in case it had come up before. - John Wild
  4. When I was a beginner, I began building up a collection of tune books, and at least once a week I would go through one, identifying tunes I really liked, and noted them for further attention. Even today, I still randomly dip into a book I have not looked at for a while. I open it at any page and find some tunes I have not studied before. It is surprising how often you can pick up a good tune that way. I had no internet connection then, and had not heard of ABC notation, so books were the way to go. Although I have thousands of tunes in ABC notation, bu it is still pleasurable to dip into a real book.
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  6. I am thinking the 2nd half of the 1980's might have been later than Alf Edwards' era. Of course, I do not claim infallible knowledge.
  7. Great to hear that. Here is a link to version played on handbells. https://www.facebook.com/fritz.wiese.1/videos/2286409201429758/?t=0 And if you need something to make you smile, try the Muppets version: https://www.facebook.com/12320736665/videos/10150365293985227/?t=0
  8. Yes. Kettle Bridge Concertinas began with several members of the dance side getting together, but has developed as a separate unit. More of the dancers have joined as beginners on the concertina. - John Wild.
  9. Kettle Bridge Clogs are a North West style ladies dance side based in Maidstone, Kent. After 17 enjoyable years as one of their musicians, this has now come to an end. The side has been running for a total of 35 years. With falling membership over a number of years, and no new recruits coming in, despite tremendous efforts, the remaining dancers have regretably concluded that it is not feasible to continue. We had our final public outing in September as part of the Hop Hoodening service in Canterbury. Last night we rounded off the year with a fabulous Christmas dinner. We know we are not the only side to close in recent years in similar circumstances, but it is a sad day. Thanks to all the members who have encouraged me over the years, and to all those who have said kind words about us when seeing our peformances. - John Wild.
  10. I am reminded of the story of how to tell if there is a woodworm in a wooden ended concertina:- -Count the number of holes in the fretwork of a wooden end -If it is an odd number, there is a woodworm in there -If it is an even number, it has left already That should be a Christmas cracker joke. 🙂 Sorry to detract from a serious discussion.
  11. Sorry - I can't explain that. I copied the ABC file and pasted as you read. Then I exported the file as a PDF, which I saved and attached. It looks the same in ABC Explorer and in Easy ABC.
  12. This is not one that #i play, but I have a copy of one version. This is probasbly a different key to the one you want, but it may give you some ideas for transposing. I believe the chords were those inserted using the tune tool in ABC explorer. ABC notation below and PDF score file attached. Regards, John Wild. X:404 T:Please to See the King Z:transcribed by Tom Keays - htkeays@syr.edu M:3/4 L:1/4 Q:75 K:Ab "Db" A/F/ | "Ab" E A B | "Db" A2 A/F/ | "Ab" E A/ B/ c/A/ | "Ab" B2 A/B/| w:Joy,_ health, love and peace be_ all here in this* place. By_ M:4/4 L:1/4 "Db" (c>B) d/c/ B|\ M:3/4 L:1/4 "Db" F2 F/E/| "Fm" F/G/ A/c/ B/G/ A2 |] w:your leave we_ will sing con - cern - ing_ our_ King. Please to See the King.pdf
  13. You could check if the Yorkshire concertina club is still running, if Leeds is not too far for you. http://www.yorkshire-concertina-club.org.uk/
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