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  1. Here's another from the same batch http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=...ideoid=21273743
  2. Hi everyone, Bear with me - this is the first tune I've recorded and apparently cameras make me nervous! There's a couple of misatakes but generally I'm happy with it. I hope you enjoy http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...ideoID=21271450
  3. Thanks folks, I actually have Bertram Levy's book and have gone through that. I was hoping that there might be something more! I have Alan Day's tutor and I'm working on that now, but I don't really learn by ear so I've downloaded the sheet music to accompany the audio. I like the Faking It method and I'm hoping to progress to that. As an overview to Englisg style playing I found John Kirkpatricks series pretty good, but I wish there'd been more than just 3 articles!
  4. Does anyone know of any really good English style anglo tutors? There a lots of Irish ones, but not so many English Style ones.
  5. I just had the same problem on a different note myself. It's probably a small piece of stuff stuck in the reed. You will need a magnifying glass to see it probably!
  6. I too recommend the Morse. I went from a Stagi to the C/G Ceili and found it to be a fantastic trasnsition. It's quick, loud and light and a joy to play. Now I even want to try the baritone version!
  7. Hello everyone, I have been given a hohner black dot B/C accordion and I have been scouring the web for learning resources. There is loads of stuff for the concertina and I have been unable to find much for the accordion at all. Does anyone play the B/C box in the Irish style, and if they do do they know of any resources? Sorry for the accordion question on the concertina forum, but I'm sure someone plays one.
  8. After deliberating for quite some time I ended up purchasing a Morse Ceili. In a little under 16 weeks I had received my new box and I am very happy with it. I originally used a Stagi which was OK at first but soon became limiting due to it's slow response and action.
  9. Can anyone shed light on the way Mary Macnamara plays triplets. They are not distinct and separated but almost pulse and this gives a great bounce to the tunes. Any ideas?
  10. Well, its so true what everyone says about the difference playing a quality instrument. I have just received my Morse Ceili concertina #451 and tunes I used to struggle through on my Stagi seem to just flow out of this one! I would heartily recommend the Ceili to anyone looking to upgrade. The service from the Button Box was exceptional and miracle of miracles, the shipping company in Bermuda ( known for slow service ) actually managed to get it to me 2 days earlier than they had originally estimated! Anyway, got to go and play
  11. The Rochelle is supposed to be pretty good. I did a workshop with John Dipper at the Sidmouth festival and we used the Jackie english and it seemed to be better than most cheaper concertinas.
  12. I'm wondering why the fact that this is a C/G should be a mark against it rather that a plus.
  13. Anyone notice that there's no takers for this Edgley...... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...p;rd=1&rd=1
  14. So does anyone else make Franglo's or just Colin Dipper?
  15. Does anyone know what Mary Macnamara play on Traditional Music From East Clare - it seems lower in tone that a standard C/G. What exactly is a "Franglo" - do forgive my ignorance!
  16. I am a classically trained clarinetist and have always used sheet music. When I did my Royal School of Music exam at grade 8 level I did have to memorize a few peices for performance, but I was a lot younger and my memory seemed to a liitle sharper than it is now! It's funny, but I have found that I can memorize morris tunes and English style tunes far easier than Irish tunes...strange
  17. The pictures of the reeds and reed pans are posted. Any opinions on the state of them (they look ok to me...there may be a coulple of reeds missing though, i'm not sure if it is just the light reflecting or not). The bidding has risen quite a bit. What do you think?
  18. Anyone have any tips on how to commit tunes to memory. I can play many tunes when looking at the sheet music, but I seem to have a block when it comes to playing them without it! I'm sure most of you don't whip out the song book whilst playing at sessions.
  19. Hi Folks, Have you seen this http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...p;rd=1&rd=1 Looks nice...no activity yet though.
  20. I have asked for pictures of the insides and reeds. I guess we'll have to see if the seller can post some.
  21. So is this worth a bid? How much do you think it would cost to restore a box in that sort of state?
  22. Good Morning all, I am on the waiting list for a new Morse Ceili and February can't come fast enough...I wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I might make my Stagi a little more airtight to tide me over until then. I seem to spend more time playing the air button than the actual musical buttons! Also it appears that the leaky bellows are affecting my ability to play any quick ornamentation or maybe it's just that the response is slow! Anyway, thanks for any ideas
  23. What's the chance of the tour coming to Bermuda?!
  24. Why are you selling? It looks like a nice concertina.
  25. I think it just might be. I want to thank you.
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