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Alan Day

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    Anglo player,Currently playing with Will Fly Guitarist
    Showing English Setters
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  1. Thank you all that had a go at this tune for World Concertina Day 2022. We now move to 2023 and you are all invited to send your own recording in from players Worldwide. A great fellowship and World Friendship. THANK YOU ALL. Al
  2. Doing a back flip with a concertina is something I shall put on the back burner for a while. Your story reminds me of a video of a group that featured a concertina and the player on completion of the tune threw the concertina up in the air. There was a sort of silence as it descended from sky ,completely missed by the player and nearly knocked out one of the band members. Al
  3. It is strange that as a musical instrument concertinas have been used in many clown acts. I remember as a small boy with my parents on Clapham Common going to the Circus and the White Faced Clown played a miniature concertina. As tiny as I was then perhaps it started my love for the instrument. Al
  4. I appreciate the hell of a lot of work and practice you put into this. Well done Randy. Al
  5. I cannot get any sound from this posting. Al
  6. You have nearly a Month to do a recording or let us hear from you. Happy New Year. Al.
  7. Here is a lovely tune to kick this off.
  8. Hallo Richard I was not thinking of restricting the messages/ recordings to one site ,It will be interesting to see if we get a response. You never know with these things. There are two ICA sites for example and FB, Al
  9. I wondered if players Worldwide of all Nationalities would join me by saying HALLO What instrument you play and possibly send in a recording of your playing. There are many players that are out there silent on this site . Just for World Concertina Day 2023 let us hear from you. Al.
  10. If you go for the vintage Lachenal check to make sure it is in current pitch. The more modern instruments will be. Al
  11. Interesting subject . A few thoughts. To add to the above list ,George Jones of course , and many cheaper German imports, Lachenal were mass producing concertinas and were selling them to many outlets who sold under their own label. Around Manchester there were many concertina bands. The concertina is certainly gaining in popularity Worldwide. I suppose the only way to really check this out is to find out the total output pre Wars and now, but it would be impossible to obtain all this info . if the cheap Chinese imports were added there must be more concertinas produced now. Al
  12. Nice to hear from you Frank . I agree with your comments and of course setting the reed height too low causes the reed to choke and many a new concertina I have played this happens. Al
  13. Silicone is a superb non stick ,wood to wood, wood to plastic and plastic to plastic lubricant. It can be purchased from any large car component supply company such as Halfords and is sold in Aerosol cans. For application I would recommend that very little is sprayed into the lid and then applied by a very small brush in small quantities. It is very useful on cheaper models where plastic is used in place of leather. buttons etc. A Small brushing on the plastic buttons sticking on the wooden finger board may prevent the button sticking. (Wipe off any excess) I would not use it on the bellows as any future tear ,or repair would not take to it. Al
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