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Galley Wench

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  1. Thank you - it's been a very interesting and in the end pleasant experience. Carol
  2. My lovely Aeola has just left the house with its new owner. Sad to see it go but happy that it will be appreciated and played more by its new owner. Carol
  3. Classifying the 48-button English with a lowest note an octave below middle C as "tenor" rather than "tenor treble" is, in my experience, a useful but relatively recent distinction. My understanding is that the Wheatstone company, at least before they were bought out, always used the term "tenor treble" regardless of the number of buttons. Having said that, I agree with Robert regarding the rarity and demand for the 48-button version, especially if it's the same size as a standard 48-button treble. And the two I remember seeing were of that smaller size. So... how big are the ends (distance "across the flats"). Also, will you tell us how much it weighs? Apologies for late reply. Had trouble getting to my postings on the web site. On my kitchen scales it weights just below 1.6kg. I am not at home to measure it but it is about 7" if you need me to be more accurate let me know. Kind regards Carol
  4. I thought I had bought a tenor treble! I can't find the original emails from Chris Algar but I will take your word for it that it is a tenor - I did wonder why people kept asking me if it had 56 or 64 keys. I also hope it finds a good home. It really deserves to be played more than I play it. Thank you for enlightening me! Carol
  5. Additional information Serial number 33818 circa 1938/39 Eight sided Metal ends Steel reeds Purchased from Chris Algar about 7 years ago. No major repairs a couple of minor repairs done by David Elliot I have never been a great concertina player but I think this concertina made me as good as could have ever been. It has a wonderful tone and I don't know how to technically explain it but in my words it is easy to play it almost plays itself! I play it about twice a month when playing with friends and only play simple melody tunes. I never got to grips with chords. I will take some pictures tonight and send by email to anyone who is interested. I will try to pin to this message but I think I have experienced problems doing that before! Carol
  6. Email address on prev topics is incorrect - correct address is CARochnia@googlemail.com I will post more details of Aeola shortly Carol
  7. I am now putting my Aeola tenor treble up for sale. I still have the treble edeophone for sale and am struggling to keep playing both. As there is insufficient interest in the edeophone I will sell the Aeola if it sells first. I am looking for £3,200. This concertina is well played and still the most beautiful concertina I have ever played. If someone is genuinely interested I will take some pictures and send. I don't want to do unless necessary - arthritis and the tiny screw drivers do not work well together! Apologies for not picking up a couple of messages about the edeophone but was out of action for a while. Carol AKA Galley Wench
  8. Before I resort to ebay is there any interest on this site in a Lachenal Edeophone that I am selling. I bought it from the Music Room a few years ago when I believe it had been restored by Barlecorn as it has the Barleycorn stamp inside and was and of course still is in beautiful condition. It just needs playing. The reason I am selling is that I can't play as much as I used to due to arthritis in my thumbs. I was going to sell a while ago but then I was hoping that some medical treatment that I had last year was going to help but unfortunatley it has not. I have an Aola Tenor Treble that I love to play and this is enough for the amount of time I am playing. I am also learning the black art of Piano Accordion playing which is less strain on my thumbs! The Edeophone is just not played enough and we all know that this is not good for a concertina. It is a 48 key, twelve sided, treble, finished in black. serial number 55981. I can email photo's if anyone is interested. Carol
  9. It is still for sale. I can email come pictures if you let me have an email address. If you need to contact me direct my email address is Carol.Rochnia@googlemail.com. Let me know if you need any further information.

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  10. I was just about to put this Lachenal Edeophone and a Morse Baritone on ebay with a couple of other instruments for sale when I was contacted by a net member who asked if the Morse Baritone I had put on this forum a number of months ago was still for sale. The deal was done last week (I will be sending donation to Concertina net) so I thought I would chance the Lachenal Edeophone on this forum before resorting to ebay. I bought this from the Music Room a couple of years ago when I was sufferring from Concertina greed (same time as the Morse. It appears to have been fully restored (bellows look brand new) and I think it might have been done by Chris Algar (his stamp is inside the box). Why am I selling - I have a Wheatstone Aeola tenor treble that is a dream to play and meets all my requirements - I am also suffering with arthritis in my thumbs and wrists so playing is greatly reduced - I just don't play this instrument and that is a crying shame. Its serial number is 55981. I have photos that I can email to anyone interested and will considerany sensible offer- I just want it to go to someone who will play it.
  11. Now I have managed to suss out posting a reply - for anyone who is interested Themusicroom-online.co.uk has a link to a couple of demonstrations of the Morse Baritone being played. The fingering is the same as any English concertina. I do love what I think is a deep resonating tone but I am not an expert in explaining this sort of thing so best to have a listen. Yes it is still available. Cheers Carol C
  12. I have sent you a PM as I was having trouble posing a reply. Hope this is ok and yes it is still available. Cheers Carol
  13. My Morse Baritone is definataly up for sale. This was purchased new from The Music Room about 18 months ago. I am learning to play the Symphonie and play my Wheatstone Aoela but this leaves me with very little time to play the Baritone and it is a sin for it not to be played. It has rose wood ends and comes complete with hard carry case. These are currently on sale for £1,899 at The Music Room. If this does not sell in the next couple of weeks on Concertina.net I will have to attempt an ebay sale in the new year - I would rather give cash to Concertina.net. I might as well put my cards on the table and say I am looking for offers no less than £1,250, buyer to pay carriage. If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact me. Cheers Carol aka Gally Wench
  14. I have just checked the cost of duty and VAT and discovered that the Button Box price is about the same as the Music Room! I bought mine from the Music room just over a year ago and it is as new and since I bought a Symphonie (Medieval Hurdy Gurdy) at the weekend it is definately up for sale. Pleae feel free to email with any offers.
  15. The model I have has the cherry ends and it is in new condition. Can anyone explain the vast price difference between what The Button Box is selling for and what The Music Room in the UK is selling for?
  16. I did try to reply but got the message into a bit of a mess and I think I sent you a blank email. I will try again later but it won't let me send another just now - it might have to wait till tomorrow. Cheers
  17. I am seriously thinking of selling my Morse Baritone. The only reason being that I don't play it. I bought it about a year to 18 months ago to do song accompanyment and then discovered I found it easier to use the lower notes on my Aeola so it has hardly been played. How much should I be looking for? I paid about £1,500, can't say exact as I bought it along with an Edeophone and traded in two other concertina's but I am sure it was about that on the price tag. It is complete with original box. Hope someone out there can help with some advice.
  18. Hi Daive I know that the Bella Hardy Trio includes Chris Sherburn who plays the Anglo concertina other than that all I know is that its a great line up. This is the first time me, hubby and our friend have been to the Shrewsbury Folk Festival so we have no idea of the set up but I am sure it will be great. Can't wait to see Richard Thompson as we missed him when he canclled a concert last year. Hope you have a great time in the UK. Cheers
  19. Thanks Chris I do have Davids book and it is great but I need someone to give me confidence to actually do something once I have opened up the box - I don't mind admitting that I find the inside of my concertina's a bit scary! Oh well if you see this message David I will probably be contacting you on my return from Sidmouth.
  20. Hi there Does anyone know if there are any concertina repair workshops at the Sidmouth Folk Festival? My Wheatstone Aeola has a couple of problems that I am sure are simple to sort out but I just take the ends of have a look to see if everything appears ok and then put the ends back on!!! I really would like to be a bit more confident about doing minor repairs.
  21. First time I have seen this site - its just ideal for me to get into playing session music. I currently play mostly for song accompanyment but melodian friend wants me to get into playing more tunes so that we can include some in our set. Cheers
  22. Me, hubby and our melodian friend will be in Sidmouth. Melodian friend really wants to have a go in a session so I think we may join him if only to have a pint and a listen. Didn't know you was in the Radway of an afternoon perhaps that will be a better time for us to pop in - will the English International CD be on sale in the Radway? Only till next Thursday and then we are on our way - can't come soon enough!
  23. Hi all Just arrived home from work and tried out the microvox mics. Just the job . Will be able to tell better the next time the band is together with all equipment. Melodian player and I are quite sympathetic towards each others playing - he's not a bad guy .......for a melodian player The main reason we had to start using mics was the vocals and the bouzouki had to be amplified and then it just didn't sound right with half the sound coming out of the speakers and the rest from the stage. Oh and Chris As I was at work when I made my last post without concertina I wrongly rememered the serial number being at the top - once I got home and connected it all up it made sense where the wires dangled. Once again thank you all so much with all your advice.
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