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John Wild

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    Heavyweight Boxer
  • 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 Concertinas, a local small ensemble in Mid Kent. Members have mixed ability levels, some very experienced players, and some beginners.
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    Gillingham, Kent. U.K.

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  1. this is a link to a previous discussion in these forums.
  2. The one used in the film was one of 2 purchased by the film company. The other one was a piccolo purchased from Chris Algar, and made by Steve Dickinson for Glad Thorp. Subsequently it came up for sale on ebay, witht he seller saying he had been gifted the instrument. When a number of people questioned the ebay seller, the sale was withdrawn. The instrument has not been heard of since.
  3. https://www.gov.uk/search/all?keywords=eori&order=relevance This is a link to the HMRC page about EORI numbers. Warning: not always an easy read.
  4. Some tracks may be available on Soundcliud. Check this link. https://soundcloud.com/alistair-anderson-1/sets/concertina-workshop-1
  5. If that reason was explained to them and they understood the reasons, perhaps they will keep you in mind for the future. You can't be the only ones having that reaction.
  6. Visit the CD page on Alistair's own website. http://www.alistairanderson.com There are links to where you can get the accompanying book.
  7. I would suggest a slight change in the arithmetic there. VAT is £20 if the total price is £120. If the total price is £100, VAT is £16.67.
  8. Some years ago, I purchased an instrument from the United States. When it arrived in the UK, HMRC charged import duty of 3.8%. Then they added VAT at 20%, which was calculated on the toal price INCLUDING the import duty. Thus for every £100, £24.56 was added, not £23.80 as I had expected.
  9. Tim Laycock plays his Crane duet standing, and performs an amazing rendition of bell-ringing.
  10. My recollection is that they were bi-annual festivals. The last one (I believe) was in the early 1990's, possibly 1991 or 1993. This could be confirmed from newsletter reports of the time. This refers to the ICA festivals. There were possibly others outside the aegis of the ICA.
  11. In a small way, John popped up on BBC radio 4 yesterday. This is a short story set on Britain's canals, and at the start, we hear John singing/playing Poor old horse. bits of the song crop up at other points during the story. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qx0c
  12. I was not one who was motivated to enter competitions. However, I would add that if you enter an event with a trained and experienced adjudicator, you are likely to get comments in the adjudication, which may be helpful.
  13. I recall that when they were discontinued, a principal factor was that they appealed to only a small portion of the membership. This was at a time before internet usage became so widespread, and the membership base was expanding away from its London origins. Few members outside London felt motivated to make a special trip for the purpose of a competitive festival. John Wild (Former treasurer/committee member)
  14. Were you actually hanging from the ceiling? I imagine photoshop technology was less advanced then. 🙂
  15. Wikipedia gives this definition: The phrase "Box and Cox" has entered the English language: the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as "applied allusively to an arrangement in which two persons take turns in sustaining a part, occupying a position, or the like." A further google enquiry produced this information: The term comes from the comic play 'Box and Cox - A Romance of Real Life in One Act', by John Maddison Morton. This was first produced at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, in November 1847. Box and Cox were two lodgers who shared their rooms - one occupying them
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