in Concertina Videos & Music
Posted August 12, 2013
It's this one, David.
in Teaching and Learning
Posted April 9, 2013
Edited April 9, 2013 by Laitch
Somebody has taken up this offer today. The tutorial will be in the mail as soon as I roll downhill.
in General Concertina Discussion
Posted February 24, 2013
Here are some earlier observations on half-step and chromatic retunings.
C/c# Layout Of 20 Button Anglo
in Instrument Construction & Repair
Posted January 14, 2013
Edited January 14, 2013 by Laitch
While you're building your courage, Amy, you may find helpful information in this article. Concertina repair is a useful skill and concertinas seldom fail to give you repair practice.
Posted January 2, 2013
Barry, you may be interested in these articles about sea-going concertinas by Dan Worrall.
Posted October 28, 2012
Also, I am intently wondering if the reeds in it are premium "a mano," aka TAM reeds, or factory such as durall/super-durall.
An "a mano" reed is not aka TAM (Tipo a mano), at least according to the Voci Armoniche description under "The Grinder" heading here. "A mano" reeds are cut in batches of two, so the selection and processing of them would seem to be slightly more focused.
The two reed types are separated on the Voci Armoniche website. The material processing differs slightly but the text descriptions under "Workmanship" here and here are identical.
in Concertina History
Posted August 12, 2012
Edited August 12, 2012 by Laitch
Here are a couple of Melbourne, Australia references to Charles Staff.
A drastic outcome for a musical instrument dealer.
Posted July 30, 2012
The bellows can be operated with the right hand. left hand, both hands or someone else's hands regardless of which notes are being played. Logic is your enemy.
Posted June 3, 2012
There's quite a bit of information on Arnold Concertinas to be found by entering "arno arnold concertina" in a Google search box.
Here's a link to a blog that not only mentions the Arnold family but also has a link to a concertina association that specializes in your type of concertina, marilyn.
in Buy & Sell
Posted May 26, 2012
I've clicked on the "Insert Image" icon in the post toolbar then uploaded them from my desktop successfully, John.
Posted May 16, 2012
To support Perry's view of this sale, a concertina listing with exactly the same text heading but including "Original Case" after the "In" was sold on ebay (scroll down ~3 entries) for over £3000 in December 2011, so this is almost certain to be a scam perpetrated by someone with sloppy copy-and-paste skill.
Posted May 10, 2012
You'd be the first person I'd call if the calliope on my merry-go-round burns out at peak season.
Posted April 22, 2012
Have you already reviewed Henrik Müller's work, Geoff?
Posted April 15, 2012
I think most of those videos are still on the Comhaltas site, Dick, arranged according to the year posted.
Posted April 7, 2012
Posted April 4, 2012
The Anglo portion of Jim's "duet" system looks well adapted for toecattas.
Posted March 10, 2012
Is the button layout Wheatstone or Jeffries?
Posted March 4, 2012
Edited March 4, 2012 by Laitch
I play some Irish, some Finnish and some Québécois tunes, Stephen.
Posted March 4, 2012
Posted March 3, 2012
Ignore all this, Boney. Just go with the phloem.
Posted February 15, 2012
Are symptoms in this thread similar, Eric?
Changes in weather can precipitate such a condition.
Posted February 12, 2012
Posted January 24, 2012
Ah-ha! I knew that I'd heard it somewhere before. I have a lovely version of this on a CD by Alastair Fraser and Natalie McMasters called Fire and Grace
For the record , Natalie Haas, not "McMasters", is the cellist on this recording and the youtube video.
Posted December 7, 2011
Edited December 8, 2011 by Laitch
Here is a link to an Edeophone with a 58000 series number being sold by well-respected dealer in the USA, Andy, for comparison. Scroll down to the English Concertina section.
Edited to drive away phantom tenor-trebles.
Posted November 28, 2011
I'm starting to see the faces of the terrified animals as they file into the abbatoir!
On the bright side, Andy, if you must use hide glue, animals are calm in an abattoir designed by Temple Grandin, so picture them instead.