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  1. Momentary madness for sure!
  2. Just this week I took ownership of Kensington concertina #70. I am astounded by the quality of the build. It's such a beautiful instrument with a lightening quick action. I have been playing hybrid instruments for a number of years and the dynamic range of the long scale "traditional" reeds is amazing. I am loving playing tunes that I'd not played for a while and finding nuances that I couldn't develop before. I had the instrument shipped to Dana before it was sent on to me and he was amazing to deal with. He gave the instrument the tuning that follows the instrument from new, made me hand rests sized for my hands and went to all the trouble of forwarding the instrument to me here in Bermuda. What a gentleman. I would recommend Kensington concertinas and dealing with Dana. Obviously with any purchase of this magnitude there is trepidation but the whole process has been wonderful and I couldn't ask for more with this instrument. It offers far more than I will ever be able to achieve! Here's a couple of pictures and a little tune. Hope I don't embarrass myself! Tatter Jack Walsh.mp3
  3. I built the Clover kit a number of years ago and it certainly gave me a better understanding of how concertinas work but more than anything else it gave me HUGE respect for builders of these wonderful instruments.
  4. Hi Mike. I did look there too. I noticed that the shorter version was there. I managed to find the full version.
  5. I have a 30 button C/G Clover kit - #51 The kit was originally $1400 and I paid the extra $240 for papered Wakker bellows. I sent the instrument to Wim for tuning and adjustments when it was complete. Comes with a soft gig bag. Insured shipping via courier from Bermuda will be about $200 link to videos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AlEFx1QogqiJgdopNsYlnllaBD4hlw please excuse the errors and concertina face I'm looking for about $1500
  6. I have a Stagi C/G 30 button - my first concertina. I has the usual Stagi foibles - it's a little breathy, creaky bellows and inconsistent action - it was good to get me going. Comes with a hard case Has to ship from Bermuda - maybe figure about $50 - $100 shipping Looking for about $450
  7. Looks like the vintage is using the DIX riveted concertina reeds https://youtu.be/3bmEYZBh18A still sounds amazing when the Irish child prodigies get their Hans on them!
  8. It looked as though he just cut and pasted the wanted ad and said he had one to sell! It didn't even make grammatical sense. Please contact kenneth.kron@aol.com to purchase C/G anglo - traditional concertina reeds Definitely a scammer
  9. I also received a message from darrenmorrison001 regarding my wanted ad. I felt it was suspicious too.
  10. I just thought I'd cast a wide net and see if there was anything available second hand before having a new instrument made.
  11. I am quite interested in a Kensington - anyone have one they might be looking to sell?
  12. Great news Gary - I have the cd-rom but no drive to read it any longer!
  13. I've always liked being part of the ICA. The website has some great resources and the back issues of the magazine are great to look through.
  14. I'm looking at purchasing a C/G concertina with traditional reeds. Ideally it would be a vintage metal ended instrument but will consider modern makers' instruments also. Does anyone have anything that is surplus to requirements?!
  15. Thanks Takayuki. I’m surprised it’s not been released digitally.
  16. Does anyone have a copy of Concertina Music From West Clare by Elizabeth Crotty. It appears to no longer be available anywhere as it's been out of print for some time
  17. Thanks very much for the review. Great to hear from somebody who has direct experience playing the instrument.
  18. Good morning all - it's been a while since a posted here on the forum. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Irish Concertina Company traditional reeded instruments? They are very attractive and quite reasonably priced for a "real" concertina reeded instrument. The lead time is quite a bit shorter than other makers but other than the YouTube videos I don't see much about them here on the forum. Maybe I missed the postings and quite often the search function return a lot of unrelated posts. Thanks!
  19. I may also consider a trade for an Edgley in C/G.
  20. Any idea when Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne's tutor will be available?
  21. Good afternoon everyone. It's been a while since I've been on the forum so Happy New Year to you all. I'm considering selling my Morse G/D anglo as I've never really taken to the G/D and play my Clover kit C/G far more. Is there any interest? Obviously I'm located on an island so it'll be difficult to view it! It's a modified Jeffries layout (again one of the reasons I rarely play it). I will put up pictures a little later.
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