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Daniel Hersh

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  • Birthday 03/03/1956

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    Playing Anglo and Crane Duet concertinas
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    near Oakland, California

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  1. I was here 10 years ago, but I appreciated it too.
  2. I do have indeed now have access to those files, but see below... Permissions and rights are indeed the issue here. So far as I know, no one responded to Ken's question back in 2015. I don't know how to reach Geo's family, and even if he felt he was entitled to the rights, I don't know if that is legally accurate. So far as I know, Joel Cowan (who may also have a claim to the rights) is still alive, though he is not easy to find. All that having been said, if anyone wants a particular individual issue, send me a c.net private message.
  3. It's now World Concertina Day (February 6) in most of the world and will be February 6 soon in the US, so I'm happy to report that this year's international concert videos are now publicly viewable! We've got a great lineup of players this year, representing many countries, concertina types, and playing styles: Part one: Alistair Anderson, Eimear Donnellan, Espen Wensaas, Yuxin Ding, Sandra Kerr, Zak van der Vyver, Bryan Creer and Valmai Goodyear, Jon Dietz, Gilbert Carrere, Elena Frecot, Kitty Greenwood, and Michael Eskin Part two: Dave Townsend, Mary MacNamara, Richard Burgess, Lexie Boatright, Alex Wade, Aidas Rusa, Mary Roth, Gavin and Julie Atkin, Will Pound, Greg Mirken, Ríona Hely, and Michael Jary There are also a number of players who have produced videos of their own this year: Steve Turner, Iris Bishop, Paul McCann, Ryo Sato, Edward Jay, Matt Heumann, the J25 Concertina Band, the Hawkwood Concertina Band, Ryo Sato and a collection of players in Australia. We have put them together along with the 2024 international concert videos in a playlist on the ICA YouTube channel. Take a look! As always, World Concertina Day is sponsored by the International Concertina Association. You can see the full list of 2024 WCD activities and events here.
  4. WCD 2024 events are starting to happen now, with the first listed event happening today in Australia! Events around the world are listed at https://concertina.org/world-concertina-day-2024/ . If you can't make it to any of those, consider doing something on your own, such as making a recording of your playing and sharing it with the concertina community or more widely.
  5. Worldwide online concertina players gathering on Zoom, hosted by the International Concertina Association! Saturday February 10, at 7 pm UK time (2 pm eastern US, 11 am west coast US). Free and open to everyone (not just to ICA members). Pre-registration is required and is now open at https://ukri.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdO-oqTsqE9bxPW7S1HhPW2V0ry-ijUmW . I hope to see many of you there!
  6. I'm happy to report that a number of WCD 2024 events have now been scheduled in the UK and the US. Details at https://concertina.org/world-concertina-day-2024 . If you're planning something that we haven't listed yet, let us know at wcd@concertina.org . I'm also glad to report that ICA will be putting on its first-ever worldwide online concertina players gathering on Zoom on Saturday February 10, 7 pm UK time. Pre-registration will be required. I'll post more info here as it becomes available. And WCD 2024 merchandise is still available for purchase at https://www.mudchutney.co.uk/collections/world-concertina-day-2024 .
  7. This post from last year says Dan Worrall's paper The Concertina at Sea: A History of a Nautical Icon can be viewed and/or downloaded here: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/3988437/the-concertina-at-sea-the-anglo-german-concertina . I just checked and it seems to still be there.
  8. Now less than two months away! WCD 2024 merchandise is now available for purchase at https://www.mudchutney.co.uk/collections/world-concertina-day-2024 .
  9. I think the players in Brazil are mostly ethnically German. Here's one:
  10. Chemnitzers (not Carlsfelders) are actively played in the upper Midwest area of the US, and Carlsfelders are actively played in a region of Brazil. I didn't realize that anyone was still playing them in Germany, though I know they were actively played in the Franken region until not too long ago.
  11. Read Theo's response again, and be aware that he is writing from his experience as an established concertina and accordion restorer and dealer. What it's worth is what someone is willing to pay for it.
  12. I recently became aware of a young performer on Carlsfelder concertina in Brazil named Emerson Julio Uhlig. I wonder if he's a relative of Carl Friedrich Uhlig, the inventor of the German concertina almost 200 years ago. Both the Anglo and the Carlsfelder/Chemnitzer/Bandonion family are descendants of Carl Friedrich Uhlig's concertina. Here he is:
  13. I'm not sure what information you're still looking for, if any. I did notice this on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155926598298 - are you the seller? But I wanted to mention that when I wrote that this concertina (and the one in the earlier post that you linked to) was a Carlsfelder/Karlsfelder, that was based on a rule of thumb that for large German concertinas of around 50 buttons, if both sides have three long rows, it's a Carlsfelder, if one side has three rows and one has four, it's a Chemnitzer, and if both sides have four or more rows it's a bandonion/bandonion. I was not aware of the existence of the Scheffler layout until very recently, which also has three rows on each side. I don't know if that would be considered a Carlsfelder subvariant or something completely different.
  14. Updated to add Inkostini in the student/basic category.
  15. Thanks for letting us know, and my condolences on your father's passing. I did not know him personally, but he was a brilliant player. Since we now have your permission, I will look into having the recordings from the ICA website (the ones that Irene mentioned) added to the Duet Recordings page. Daniel
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