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John Adey

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  1. I remembered it from some years ago and recalled having seen Brian in it, then a bit of browsing for the clip. I'm also a fan of Roy Bailey and Leon Rosselson who feature on the clip. There' s lots of other good stuff on there too. Brian is a a member, I think a founder member even, of WCCP and so I've met him many times and heard him play at meetings. He would usually play something when folks did their 'party pieces', often a lovely arrangement of an O'Carolan tune as I remember.
  2. Here is the man himself, all of 5 seconds of him playing, at 9.09 in a video of Bracknell folk festival from 1988:
  3. You could ask him. He's a member here, wth the username 'inventor'.
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    Concertina Playgroup - Softplay

    That's very useful local information for me Geoff. I'll bear it in mind. Thanks.
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    Concertina Playgroup - Softplay

    See you there, famille Dipper!
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    Need some help, Pairing a tune with Scarborough Fair

    George Fox, the major founding father of the Quakers, wrote that some words 'speak to thy condition'. That expression catches, for me, something of what I experience with certain traditional tunes from my native England and from many other different countries. The ones I am attracted to 'speak to [my] condition'. Currently, for instance, I'm working on a set comprising the Playford tune 'Bobbing Joe' followed by a Swedish tune, 'Slangpolska efter Juringius'. They are both in A minor and start with the same fifth interval but have differing rhythms; sufficiently similar but sufficiently different to fit together yet to have contrast. So, in answer to the original question, my view is put Scarborough Fair with whatever fits for you, no matter from where it originates.
  7. It might be worth asking is she's a member of WCCP, since she's from Wiltshire, or perhaps the ICA Theo?
  8. 'These prints had never been seen before and appeared in many towns, including Exmouth and Dawlish. No known animal could have made them, it seems. And yet, there they were. I wonder if the mystery is still talked about in Devon?' Not that I've heard of. Of course there are several examples from around the world of mysterious animal tracks appearing in snow, with feasible and rational explanations as to their origin. In Devon we also have more recent tales of giant cats being sighted on Dartmoor. We all love a mystery it seems. Good luck with the harmonising.
  9. It's music theory, specifically harmony theory. Those intervals are the ones that harmonise. Learning to play parallel scales, i.e. scales separated by the intervals you mention, in different keys is a great exercise for helping you find the notes that harmonise with a tune.
  10. John Adey

    Painting Discovered In Arles

    The 'artist' who made the fine instrument or the amateurish dauber who did the painting??
  11. John Adey

    Edeophone Ring Of Confidence

    Is this tale of Edeophones rolling off tables a myth, a theoretical possibility or a reality? I never had any problems when I had an Edeophone and I've never met anyone who knew of an actual occasion when it happened. Does anyone know of an Edeophone that really rolled?
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    New To Concertinas

    In view of where you live it might be worth having a word with the folks listed under ' Nottingham and East Midlands Concertina Group' on the ICA website at: http://www.concertina.org/regional-groups-with-regular-meetings/ They can't be very far away and may know someone who can help with a loan or hiring. Good luck!
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    Two Quicksteps On A Crane...

    Lovely. Brightened up my grey morning, especially the 'Market Rasen'. Many thanks.
  14. I suggest you contact the organisers of the Squeezeast event: http://www.squeezeast.org.uk/sq17.php Their annual event is held in Stamford and there may well be some locals involved. Good luck