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  1. No longer available as of Jan 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. I feel like a shunned step child. I've had my Tedrow C/G 30 button listed here for 3 weeks and not a single comment and only one request for photos. The need to sell has been magnified by a huge increase in property taxes. So I will lower my asking price again. $1300
  2. No longer available as of Jan 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. I bought this new from Bob Tedrow in October of 2006. It has some wear on the wood around the buttons, caused by my fingernails. Still plays good. I paid $2050 for it new, I think, not real sure. It has 6 folds in the bellows. Asking $1500. It includes a custom built case by Greg Jowaisas. PM me if you are interested and I'll take some pictures. Thanks. Posting this edit on Jan. 7th: I must apologize for my senility. After talking to Bob Tedrow, I need to amend the price that I paid for the instrument to $1850. I will lower the asking price to $1400, which with the hard case, I believe is a very good bargain. Links to Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmk3byua95f4o6l/IMG_4780.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nidabf77laurs3v/IMG_4784.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/k70sod3heilsy04/IMG_4788.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/c1lje2eoh9pf7qk/IMG_4794.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/d8pksk20s5qce6e/IMG_4792.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/icqikrjysqf6qnr/IMG_4782.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vzlh6vi3h7hs06l/IMG_4790.JPG?dl=0
  3. I was wondering if anyone here has attended the Willie Clancy summer school in Miltown Malbay. My wife and I are going this year and I'm curious as to what to expect.
  4. This video was made 3 years ago. I have improved slightly, but not much. The audio was recorded using a Roland E09 and then dubbed into the video.
  5. Located in southeast Oklahoma, USA. Not the Zephyr. This is the Standard C/G 2006 model with 6 bellows folds. The newer Standards have a 7 folds bellows
  6. I rarely play these days. My wife needs a hip replacement and we will be low on income for several weeks, so I must sell this instrument along with a few others. I would have to check my records, but I think I bought this from Bob Tedrow in October of 2006. It recently developed what I call a ghost tone coming from right hand D on the pull(C row 2nd button), barely audible to me, but I'm nearly deaf. I have taken the end off and see nothing apparent. It has a very nice case made by Greg Jowaisas. I'm asking $1800 and I'll have Bob fix the ghost tone before shipping to you. I'll take some pics tonight and try to post them.
  7. A prudent persons foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. - Proverbs 27:12 Are you seriously implying I am a simpleton for making the suggestion I make and not seeing risk of crime in rural Scotland ? I'll not bother next time. The negativity here sometimes for a simple suggestion is very off-putting. Please accept my humble apology. I did not intend to ruffle any feathers. My point was that it would be prudent to be prepared. How would I know if you were a wise king or a simpleton?
  8. A prudent persons foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. - Proverbs 27:12
  9. Does Garage Band allow you to choose your compression ratio? If so, you might pick a higher kbps. Of course, this results in a larger file size. It sounds great to me. This is a definite indication of my extent of knowledge, ...I'm assuming you are playing an English box? It makes me want to invest in an EC.
  10. I can't remember ever struggling to find pure pleasure in playing any instrument. And I'm not so sure that it is skill, ...but rather innate. The emotional expression of a players music can be very much innate. Perhaps the "skill" is in the training of your hands and fingers to learn the muscle/motor skills to accomplish a pleasurable music expression. That's the way I see it. Just my opinion. But it's all fun and pleasurable to me.
  11. I’ve heard it called a “gig bag.” It’s just a soft-shell lunchbox that offers very little protection for a concertina. I guess it’s better than nothing, it keeps the dust from collecting. I always strap it in to the child’s seat in my car in case I have to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting one of those Geico squirrels. While visiting Carroll Concertinas I discovered that our very own Greg Jowaisas builds concertina cases. My new Jowaisas Case arrived Saturday, about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Very nice, with optional strap attachment positions per my requested design. Lightweight, but rugged. I like it. Greg does good work. And this is totally unsolicited by Greg. Here are a couple of photos: Jowaisas Case Closed Jowaisas Case with Tedrow C/G
  12. My own perception is that the discussion has almost become hostile. I suggest adding a category to the poll: "Bordering hostility."
  13. Many analytical minds here. I'm way to simple to understand what most of you are talking about. I find no music boring. Some genres move my soul more that others, some make me want to dance. I attempt to play Irish Anglo becasue it's fun and the instrument feels good in my hands. It's also fun to watch egos puff up like a toad on this forum. You all amaze me.
  14. In the rich farmland of southeastern Oklahoma. My grandfather always insisted on planting his Irish potatoes on St. Patrick's Day in memory of his ancestors. Fair weather or not, sometimes in the mud, we planted potatoes on that day.
  15. I see there is a broad spectrum of ideas about this subject. Truth is, I've always been able to learn a little bit from every musician, from the masters to the beginning students. The style/method that I play on any instrument has been developed over time, and every tid-bit that others offered was either cast aside because I didn't like it, or I liked it so well that I adopted it. Music has never been a strict set of rules for me. I play classical guitar my way. I don't play a G chord the same as anybody else. Some of my fingers do not have the agility to play under a certain set of rules/standards. The concertina is a new challenge for me. If it feels right to play a high D on the inside row push or middle row pull, that's what I do. It just depends on the notes surrounding it, the phrase. I haven't had any formal musical training since I played trumpet as a boy. So, this is an opportunity to learn how Noel Hill does it. Do I want to play like Noel Hill? Not necessarily. I just want to improve. I'll never be a master/virtuoso, but I sure do get a kick out of sitting in the kitchen and cranking out a jig while the little woman is cooking supper. As I told Ross in a pm, this will be an extravagance for me, a fun vacation. Nobody will ever pay to hear me play, although many have offered to pay if I would quit playing. Perhaps Noel will feel the same way. Regardless, I know I will come away with some additional knowledge about this fun instrument. I do appreciate all of your comments and look forward to meeting those who will attend the Midwest NHICS this summer.
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