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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. John Wild

    MIDI concertina project

    I remember trying one of your prototypes at a West Country concertina players weekend. This would have been in March about 1990 according to my memory, but I am open to correction on the year. I thought it was good fun to try, but was not in a position to buy at that time. I did wonder what had happened to the project as I did not see you at the same event in later years. Regards John Wild.
  2. John Wild

    H.crabb Eglish Concertina From The 60-Ies

    I just looked at that Ebay link and found the sale is ended with this note: PLEASE NOTE: SALE IS TEMPORARY ON HOLD, awaiting a financial transaction from a buyer promising to pay within that period, until 02 JANUARI 2019. email me via paypal or ebay, if you have made any payments; i will refund ASAP. The item location is shown as: s-Gravenhage, Netherlands
  3. John Wild

    A Remarkable Young Anglo Player

    Cohen was the anglo concertina tutor at the West Country Concertina Players weekend at Halsway Manor 8-10 March. Although I was in a different group as an English system player, I was greatly impressed by his performance in the tutor's concert and in leading his group in the workshop showcase. I can strongly recommend Cohen's solo CD Outway Songster. It helped to brighten up my return journey. It can be purchased through Cohen's website https://cohenbk.com/ Regards, John Wild.
  4. Cohen has just finished a weekend of tuition at Halsway Manor for the West Country concertina players. Although I ws in different workshop, being an English concertina player, I did hear his performances in the showcase and concert. He is excellent, both as a musician and a singer. His first solo CD Outway Songster is brilliant. - John Wild.
  5. I had No.9414 which Geoffrey Crabb told me was from the period 1935-38. A more exact date could not be given because of missing records.
  6. John Wild

    Help naming (and finding) 2 songs

    You could try contacting Steve Dickinson, who is still trading as C.Wheatstone & Co.
  7. John Wild

    Help naming (and finding) 2 songs

    Liberty Bell is a Souza march. it was featured on a recording by the New Mexborough Concertina Quartet, where the players were Nigel Pickles, Rob McKie, Steve Dickinson, and Dick Miles. I believe it was a combination of bass, baritone and 2 trebles.
  8. John Wild

    Name of this tune from the Hebrides?

    It is similar in parts to this song but overall I think it is not the same tune, perhaps from a common origin?
  9. John Wild

    A tune what I wrote: Bright Winter's Morning

    Nice tune. I have had a go at typing it up in ABC. Am I correct in identifying A dorian as the mode? X:804 T:Bright Winter's morning C:Michael Wilkinson M:6/8 L:1/8 K:ADor |:e2A def|gfe afd|edB GAB|c2e ABc| e2A def|gfe afd|edB GAB|cde A3:|| |:a2e g2e|ded GBd|edB ged|egB A2A| a2e g2e|ded GBd|edB GAB|cde A3:||
  10. When I purchased a second-hand instrument from the U.S., there was import duty of 3.8%, and then VAT at 20% on the price including the import duty!
  11. From their website www.marcusmusic.co.uk
  12. http://www.concertina.com/merris/bibliography/english-tutors.htm This site shows a long list of tutors. Some of them probably are no longer available but many are.
  13. John Wild

    Wanted! Wheatstone metal badge

    And you might get a lot of misdirected post! 🙂
  14. I think you have to look at the complete music phrase, and see where the fingers are coming from and where they are needed next. Generally I would try to use the 3rd finger for the lower F#, leaving the 2nd finger available fior the C#. But it can depend on the whole tune pattern.
  15. John Wild

    How many concertina songs are there?

    Thanks to Jim for pointing to the older thread. I had made a few postings there but had forgotten it.