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    The Rakes of Mallow

    I made a video on how to make the polka The Rakes of Mallow into a solo performance. Maybe I succeeded and maybe I didn’t! https://youtu.be/6gYJwGxMHA8
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    Folky Clothing Website

    I first read ‘funky’ rather than ‘folky’! Keep up the good work.
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    Easy Concertina Repair - Fix that Note!

    Brendan told me about his technique years ago. I wish I was so sophisticated and not just lazy!
  4. Just made a video on how to fix a note that has stopped working and how easy it is! Easy Concertina Repair - Fix That Note! I also play a version of the Poppy Leaf hornpipe.
  5. Here’s a wee video I made with great Scottish fiddler Adam Sutherland last week. If you’ve any ideas for technique or tunes videos please say!
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    Bellows Technique

    Here’s a video I made on my thoughts on bellow technique. Any questions / comments ask away! Hopefully see some of you in Witney this weekend 🙂 https://youtu.be/CVUEhUqKEgU
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    Two finger rolls video

    Here’s a video I made on my technique of playing two finger rolls! If anyone has any questions please fire away.
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    Writing a tune on concertina video

    HI Dave, I agree. Accordion player Phil Cunningham always said he wrote a tune a day and 99% of them were rubbish. Your tune is great and definitely feels authentic. Re Stool my hands were too full with cameras... 🙂
  9. I’ve made a video about writing a tune on the concertina! I hadn't worked this out in advance so the inspiration (or not) could come in real time! I think the tune worked out ok and hopefully it will give you some ideas to try this yourself. You can have a go at playing the tune here. I’ve revised it a few times since the video (as always happens) and added 4 extra bars! Feel free to record it yourself and send it to me! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VZBY9YhRsy_dXNrlfs9XZ9--nzqKyfpY I've also made a revisited audio recording here https://www.patreon.com/posts/22462900 If you enjoy this video please consider supporting my Patreon account at http://www.patreon.com/simonthoumire
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    Let Me Call You Sweetheart

    Go for it Didie! I’ll be it sounds great on duet.
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    Let Me Call You Sweetheart

    Hey Wolf, nice to hear from you. Here’s the music (I downloaded from the internet) for anyone else to try https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_chVBshKbH3cwrazgfaQxDaNS3JhVytg
  12. Just recorded this classic tune! Trying to play a mixture of treble and bass clef. https://www.patreon.com/posts/21825007
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    English Concertina Web Course

    Thanks to all attended my concertina course today. For anybody's information still wanting to attend you can still purchase the course and watch it online in our secure area. http://www.ayepod.net/webcasts/simonthoumire_teaching.htm
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    30 Butt0n Concertina

    Did anyone ever come across a 30 button concertina with accordion reeds in it that was made in Wasps in Germany by an Irishman (I can't remember his name)? I once tried it at Rudolstadt Festival in Germany and stupidly never bought it at the time. I would still like to track one down sometime.
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    English Concertina Web Course

    This will be a 4 week course starting this Saturday, 29th April, 6pm. It will look at different aspects of technique and each lesson will last 30 minutes. After the session each lesson video will be available to the particpants for viewing in our secure section. Access to the teaching streams will unlimited and will be available to the participant for two weeks after the end of the 4 week course. Lesson 1: We will look at Simon's tune My Love is Like a Red Red Rose (click on the link to download the music as a pdf) and talk about techniques of vibrato, fingering and chords. We will also talk about different ways of hold the concertina. The 4 week course cost is $36 (approx £20). http://www.ayepod.net/webcasts/simonthoumire_teaching.htm