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About fidjit

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    Chatty concertinist

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    Been singing and playing (mostly guitar) for 40 years. Bought my, then out of tune, Lachenal No. 132970 at Cambridge Festival in 1972 from Free Reed (Neil Wayne).<br />Chris Algar tuned it for me 10/11 years ago. Did a great job.<br />Still learning. Will we ever be competant?<br />Took up Melodeon 7 years ago. Now have a two & half row D/G Saltarelle Connemara II.<br /><br />Other interests. <br />Cycling. Was with the Essex team in the "Circuit of Britain", 1957. <br />Sailing. Own yacht in Scandinavia for 17 years. <br />Golf. Handicap 14.<br />English Country Dancing.
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    Dalslands Canal area, West Sweden.
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    East Anglian one row style ?

    Guess I'm a culprit. Being self taught doesn't help. I play one row and two row Melodeons and a Lachenal, and I find that one helps the other. Only just getting into cross rowing on the two row. I play across both sides of the concertina. Mostly melody line with the occasional chord on the left hand thrown in. I can sing along with this too. It's an accident if I hit the accidentals. Cheers Chas
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    RE: Our Norwegian members.

    With you Snorre. Always have been Chas
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    Concertinas at Auction in Bath

    Strange Lester No concertina players interested. Or are they ?
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    Friend = a) A person whose company, interests and attitudes one finds sympathetic and to whom is not closely related. An acquaintance, people with whom one is acquainted. Acquaint = To make familiar with. c.net and Facebook friends are really just, I would call acquaintances. I am familiar with you all, but my friends are really just a very select handfull. Sorry not to have been around for a while,(None of my friends missed me)but I've been busy with that other squeeze box thingy. Chas
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    March Gigs

    There's a letter missing in the link. Try this: http://frittendenfestival.com/. Jim I'll (we, my sympathetic lady and I)) will be passing through your town around lunch time on Tuesday 16th. on our way to Esbjerg ferry. Gavin. Sorry my friend. It was planned, but have to spend some time with daughter as well, whilst I'm over there..
  6. Yes. And Guitar and dare I say it, Melodeon. And spoons.
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    March Gigs

    And where will I be in March. On the 16th I'll be on the Esbjörg, Denmark to Harwich Ferry. 19th.Checking out one of Englands Oldest Folk Song Clubs SWINDON 50 years old !! 22nd. The George, Bradford on Avon. With Chris Timson and co. 25th. Stortfolk, Bishop's Stortford 27th. Melodeons & More, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, Suffolk 29th Waltham Abbey Folk Club 31st. Back on the ferry Harwich to Esbjörg, Denmark. And all for free. (Well I'm paying to be at Mendlesham)
  8. Oh here we go around the compass then. South Kensington
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    dating this one

    As for songs. They were from a psalm book with numbers. One was by, J.C. Bateman. Music from Salvation Army 1880 ! I managed to play along with a couple. She just played chords. Trying to add another photo. I keep getting - error uploading.
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    dating this one

    Chris I looked at the Horniman stuff There was a gap in numbering 37'S TO 55'S http://www.horniman.info/DKNSARC/SD04/PAGES/D4P0010S.HTM The number was there alright. Of course my camera flash took that away. Been trying to put up some more photo's but there's a problem. However, I've a bit on Facebook.
  11. your own coffin. Kings bury. Get it ?
  12. And yet you were so close to the old "Fairlop Oak" That you nearly made your own coffin. Thought this had Royal tendencies. Kingsbury
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    dating this one

    Just seen this one in action. Still looks like new ! Salvation Army lady lives near me. Well 30 miles away. Was bought in 1962 in Stockholm for SEK 900,- (ca £100) I just saw that there was going to be "a Singing with concertina" announcement in the local newspaper. I rang the newspaper for information, as they had forgot to say where. I went along to this coffee and songs with concertina meeting in the Kungsberg Kyrke Church meeting. There she was in full uniform. I shewed her mine (Lachenal Anglo anno 1895) and she shewed me hers. Whetstone English number 46142. 48 button as far as I can see. Wot Ya Fink ?
  14. Try this Irene http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mornington_Crescent_%28game%29 Oooh is that a thread drift. I'll crawl back int my snow drift.
  15. So who is coming to this fabulous event? http://www.eatmt.org.uk/m&m.htm#Melodeons%20and%20More%202010 I'll be bringing a few of these T shirts with me.