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Lawrence Reeves

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  1. Would also consider a trade of 26-28 key Jeffries, or 3/4 set of uilleann pipes.
  2. I know, not the mandolin.net place. I haven't been playing a beautiful Stefan Sobell 10 stringed mandolin enough since focusing on concertina for a good 8-10 years. Fantastic sound, and want someone that will play it to end up with it. I will probably deal with eBay if nobody here has a desire. 10 stringed, Rosewood back and sides arched cedar top. Wired with a McIntyre acoustic feather pickup , endpin jack, and comes with a Fishman ProEQ Platinum preamp/direct box including Monstercable lead and stand. I competed in a few Fleadh Cheoil over the years winning North American mandolin, and playe
  3. For me, usually play the tune in D minor and find it a pretty common key. With some pipers and fiddle players up the step to E minor. In D minor almost an in C row tune, except the high g leading to the second part of the tune. In that key also very easy to do octave playing for second part of the tune. A minor is also a lovely key for the tune, and might give it a go after dinner.
  4. Beautiful concertina. I love the size, and tone of these TC models.
  5. Daniel Hersh asked me to open up my Amigo Anglo, and here is what I can tell. The ends / whole body are made of Aluminum. The bellows are glued to the body, which I broke loose. After removing the 3 screws to reveal the action I found more glue and decided to stop prying. Contact or some other glue should be easy enough to reattach the bellows. Because I am not sure how much hassle or damage would be done decided to stop here. Instrument was made in Czechoslovakia.
  6. It actually plays reasonably, and after awhile will tear into it and make adjustable hand straps.
  7. I bought this in the fall. Couldn't resist as a piece of art. Matches some of my recently crafted Tiki cocktails.
  8. Glad to see such a large offering for your weekend. Sounds like a wonderful event.
  9. I don't believe so. It is connected to th phone via bluetooth, and no calibration option listed. Only set points for low and high.
  10. My cases both have accessory pockets, so I use the D’addario small instrument humidifier with a small sponge that I dampen. I also use their Humiditrak. With its app it tells me temperature and humidity inside the case. Also has a setting for shock sensor. Because I never check my concertinas I don’t that feature. You can browse by hourly, daily or monthly history as well as current. I have set alarms if temperature extremes occur ( think in the trunk of a car ). My humidity is always 50-55%
  11. As John, Wexford mentioned with regards to Irish Set Dances, the figures have a known number of bars. A good source for bar counts, are dance sites such as DanceMinder.com. and Mabula.net. These sites will have all of the common Set Dances listed, including number of figures, bars per figure, and tune type most common. The bar count includes the 8 bars for nothing that the dancers use to establish tempo, and the figure ends on the last note played. To make things flow for the dancers as mentioned, a good band watches for the change during a figure. Figures fall into the categories of Tops ( 1s
  12. Can you see the reed pan? there is a very snug fitting leather gasket holding it in place. reaching a finger into the center hole should free it with minor effort. What part of the world are you in? If you fear damage, please reach out to someone close to assist. I am in central North Carolina and would be happy to help.
  13. Playing in F, or at least tunes that are centered in F seems very achievable on a C/G, or using the G fingering on a Bb/F. The lust for the F/ C Dipper is more about the low voice of it. Tunes take on a completely different texture down in those haunting big reeds. Although I don't have a concertina in F/ C, I enjoy playing my Suttner Bb / F, or Jeffries Ab / Eb every chance I can.
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