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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. I am reminded of the story I heard some years ago on how to tell if there is woodworm in the ends of a wooden ended concertina. It seems you have to count the number of holes in the fretwork. If it is an odd number, there is a woodworm in there. If it is an even number, it has left already! 🙂
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    New British £50 note.

    I expect that is right. We can only try.
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46063097 So there is a new £50 note planned, though I expect I would rarely see one. The plan is to feature an image of a British scientist. I plan to suggest Sir Charles Wheatstone. Any others going to follow?
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    Current makes of concertina

    Scrolling throught the photos on the selected work.vegan vegetarian page, I see a label which gives the name Paul Harvey. There is a phone number +44 7951573213, but my reading of that should be verified by someone with good eyesight. The instrument in the photo has the number 145.
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    Current makes of concertina

    "I have built up a waiting list and my current lead time for instruments is now 2 years. " With that much waiting time, some people must know.
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    Bass Anglo

    Hi Mike. Try setting up an account (free) with an online storage facility such as box.com or google one drive. You can upload files to there, and send a link by email to the intended recipients.
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    Import taxes

    HMRC information: https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff Importing from outside the EU is subject to a third country duty of 3.70 % unless subject to other measures. The commodity code for importing is 9205901000. Goods are subject to VAT standard rate. This means that your starting price has 3.7% import duty added. then VAT is added at 20% of the price INCLUDING import duty.
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    Jodey Kruscal UK 2018 Tour

    http://www.jodykruskal.com/schedule.html I have pasted this link here for future reference, but at the moment it seems it does not include 2018 dates.
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    Paul Hardy's Session Tunebook

    Thank you for your work Paul. I have downloaded the latest version, but I have also ordered a new print copy as my existing print copy is the 2011 edition. - John Wild.
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    South American tunes

    I am sure it would be welcomed as an article in the International Concertina Journal, Concertina World.
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    Da Slockit Light in winter and summer

    Quote from the book Ringing Strings: "I was coming out of Eshaness in late January 1969, the time was after 11pm and as I looked back at the top of the hill leading out of the district, I saw so few lights compared to what I remembered when I was young. As I watched, the lights started going out one by one. That, coupled with the recent death of my late wife, made me think of the old word "slockit", meaning, a light that has gone out, and I think that was what inspired the tune."
  12. I also believe it is Richard Burgess. He is currently resident in Norway.
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    Digby's Farewell

    I respect those who can. It is my problem. Maybe I am too lazy to deal with it.
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    Digby's Farewell

    Many experienced duet players have the left hand part written in bass clef. That involves simultaneous reading of bass clef for LH and treble clef for RH. I would find that a problem and would prefer both parts written in treble clef, and recognising that the LH part would sound an octave lower than written. - John Wild.