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About AnnC

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    Chatty concertinist
  • Birthday November 17

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    Playing Anglo concertina...Early music, English and Scottish folk music, Morris tunes, 17th c dance tunes, the odd tango, any tune I fancy....and messing about on melodeon .... the dark side has it's pleasures 🎶😈
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    North Yorkshire, England

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  1. AnnC

    C/G Anglo Suttner For Sale, Ireland

    had a go on a Suttner last year, they are lovely instruments
  2. Whitby Folk Week on the lovely North Yorkshire Coast, always plenty of concertina and melodeon interest, the List of Artists booked so far is impressive and this year there is no clash with the Regatta. Whitby week also follows on from Saltburn Folk Festival 10th to 12th of August 2018 ,to see the details scroll down the Cutty Wren's web page that the link takes you to and click on the small yellow Saltburn Festival logo found on the left side of the page.
  3. Accommodation can be a right 'so and so' , we have friends who have stayed with us for the festival for nearly twenty years ... they arrive with bags, instruments etc. and almost the first words uttered are ...... " will we be OK to stop with you next Folk Week"
  4. http://whitbyfolk.co.uk/node/16 On the bracing North Yorkshire Coast lots of music and dance with the added attraction of the 176th Whitby Regatta http://whitbyregatta.co.uk/ for the first few days, yacht racing, sea rowing over the weekend and the fabulous firework display on Monday night ..... general fun for the non folkie members of your family. Will post more useful info. bus times etc. nearer the time
  5. AnnC

    Anyone Playing German Folk Tunes On A C/g Anglo?

    A small word of warning ..... some of the really good German tunes were 'appropriated' during WWII and had new words set to them. Luckily for me a friend recognised the tune I was happily playing with gusto was no longer known as 'The Adventurer', a song from the late 1800's, but had had new lyrics to it by Horst Wessell and was used as the Nazi party's song!! I'm told it's still illegal to play the tune in Germany ....... Having slightly older friends with good memories can be a blessing, all 'new to me' German folk tunes/ songs are now run past them and vetted to avoid causing offence.
  6. AnnC

    What's Happened To Melnet?

    my browser cache has now had a long overdue clean but no joy getting Melnet yet. Will try again later😊
  7. It should be fine, I've done something similar with a G/C melodeon using a tutor book for a D/G instrument. The pattern of the buttons you use will be the same on a C/G as on a G/D, as long as you're following the button instructions for the tunes you will be automatically transposing the tune into the right keys for your instrument. All the best 😊🎶
  8. Whoops .... Pressed send accidentally Is anyone else going to the AGM in Newcastle on the 16th of April? The programme looks great
  9. oh dear ...... received an e-mail this morning from one of the people running the (weeklyTuesday) sessions in the First In Last Out pub stating that they will not be holding any of the 'fringe' sessions there this coming Folk Week, or for that matter any more Tuesday or 1st Saturday sessions. They hope to be at The Fleece on Church Street (not far from the Middle Earth) during Folk Week instead and plan to start a regular Wednesday night folk session in the Fleece from this coming Wednesday (6th August)
  10. New parking restrictions are now up and running in Whitby , there are also pay and display parking meters on the West Cliff and down the road to Sandsend. here's a link to the council website with the map http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/PDF/Whitby-Parking-Zones.pdf showing where parking permits and disc parking is allowed and where it's pay and display. The parking restrictions apply between 9am and 7pm If your holiday accommodation falls in one of the 'permit' zones then the owner of the holiday let/B&B/Hotel is the person to supply you with the parking permit for your stay copied from the Scarborough Council website ..... "Holiday accommodation scratch cards Holiday accommodation scratch cards are available to holiday accommodation providers within Whitby’s Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). Holiday accommodation scratch cards allow parking in the 2 hour disc and permit holder only parking areas. Allows guests visiting the area and staying in accommodation to park in the zone with a correctly validated scratch card for up to four days. The cost of the cards are discounted to 50 pence each until 2017 after which the price will rise to the price charged in line with the rest of the borough (Currently £1.70 in Scarborough). Hoteliers and guest house proprietors can obtain these cards upon submission of business stationery showing company/VAT registration number." As far as I know the ordinary council car parks remain unchanged, link to details of the Council car parks in Whitby http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=15655 and Staithes, Runswick and Robin Hood's Bay here http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=15783 It is possible to buy an advance ticket for the long stay council run car parks, details on this link http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=15862
  11. AnnC

    Visiting The Isles

    Thanks Samper for putting the link to Whitby, it prompted me to add it to the calendar ... This UK Folk Music site http://www.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk/index.php has a good database of events in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland for the coming year, searchable by month as well as country.
  12. Whitby Folk Week ........ Folk music, Morris dance, Ceilidhs, workshops and Fish & Chips by the sea .... who could resist? The Guest List includes Alistair Anderson, Dave Townsend, John Kirkpatrick, Will Duke, Anahata, Iris Bishop, Ray Padgett, George Garside and many more .... see http://www.whitbyfolk.co.uk/GuestList for the full line up. Lots for concertina and melodeon players to enjoy
  13. AnnC

    Filo Folk Club Whitby

    the next FILO Saturday session will be on the 1st of March, St. David's Day Welsh tunes and songs welcome but not compulsory