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Robin Harrison

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  1. Thank you both.......really helpful. Here is my photo-shopping with chords that appeal to me. Hope others might find it useful......also having it sung it for years ......a...... I didn't know it was Welsh and b...... I have always sung "Twelfth Night" whereas the translation is "Twelve Tide " Robin Please to See the King.pdf
  2. Thanks John...........the abc file seems to confuse the converter ? ie the pdf you attach is different from the abc file. Robin
  3. Certainly my preferred music ! and what I like a lot about this great twosome is there always sounds like there are at least three musicians playing. Thanks for reminding me ! Robin
  4. Anyone like to help here with chords suggestions...........I really can't figure this one out..... My first line sounds OK but I'm not sure.... Wishing Joy, Health, Love & Peace to all here in this place ! Robin Please to See the King.docx Please to See the King.pdf
  5. Hi Mud...........from reading your post, if you are looking for a "how-to" book, this will not help you as it will be a tune book. But Gary has already published what is arguably the best accompanied style anglo tutor available. Robin
  6. Try these...............I found them and included them in my book for the Toronto trad English session..............remembering that English sessions often contain music from all parts............. Ashgrove, already mentioned but it's a lovely set combined with the sweet Caerdoea. You will love Polca Cefn Coed paired with Ymdaith Gwyr Dyfnaint. We have two genuine Welsh musicians,Swansea and Cardiff, in our session and they can't pronounce this one so we just call it by the English name, March of the Men of Devon. Cheers Robin 13_Polca Cefn Coed set.pdf 22_Ashgrove _ Caerdoea.pdf
  7. Interesting, eh ! He describes himself as "not a concertina player "........ wish I wasn't a concertina player too !
  8. Anyone know what the two (machine ?) screws are for, on the side that would be closest the players body ?
  9. Hi Gary..........only just picked up on this thread. A number of years ago ( 5 or 6 ? ) you and I exchanged books. I had self-published a book of English session tunes for the Toronto English session I run. If you still have it, there are loads of G/D anglo and melodeon friendly tunes there, from easy to more challenging but still straightforward. I've updated it once with a few new tunes......I've attached a couple of examples of tunes that are great on the G/D ( or any anlgo of course) For our session I usually try to do a Youtube of the tunes as well..........most of us learn better that way..... Whifflers Ripponden Set Let me know if I can be of any help. 19_Whifflers _ Nottingham Castle.pdf 28_Ripponden Set.pdf 55_Egg and Cabbage _ Melody Iron.pdf
  10. I play 'em both as well, and Howard's thought is as concise as I've seen. Robin
  11. But maybe not.............piano accordions, like all free reed instruments, are great and might get him interested enough in to the extent that he wants to spend 150-250 pounds on a 2nd hand but excellent one. There are loads of them around; just do a eBay search......( not a really popular instrument just now) Worth making the point again that if your son has a gift for music ( but even if he doesn't ), trying to learn on a clunker is tough sleddin'. Now if you only lived in Ontario, I have one he can have for free.................you can come and collect if you like ! Stay over . Cheers Robin.....................
  12. ................also worth noting that for some odd reason it is often easier ( I didn't say better!) to play a tune new to you faster rather than slower. And thus are habits formed. In my case I think it's because playing slower needs more control not less. Robin
  13. Something looks wrong in the URL....../youtu.be/
  14. Wonderful......for an anglo player it's an inspiration too! We may not have the full access to notes as duet players do but it gives many ideas for the left hand. Thanks for posting. Robin
  15. Marching Band cape.....might work ? Or this..............Accordion cape Robin
  16. Pretty sure, given the raised ends on the anglo, he's playing his Dipper. Robin
  17. Can't easily get it in Canada either................but I'm curious to know about Roger Thomas. The name is not familiar to me as a concertina repair person. Robin
  18. I also play both..........and quite simply, I believe the answer is "No". If you are content playing melodeon, trying to learn an anglo will complicate your life. Robin
  19. Could you elaborate on this ? I have a number of concertina friends here who regularly cross borders ( national , that is !) Thanks Robin
  20. ..............this is from Steve's post. The trick (and it is a learned skill,) is to learn to play quietly. Robin
  21. Welcome to the site, Michael....and best wishes from Ontario too. Robin
  22. There is shrinkage between the outside veneer and the mahogany ( i think) action board. Everything is very solid but the veneer needs to be supported underneath. Just run some epoxy in the gap ? Can epoxy be diluted a little so it runs in rather than having to smear it in. Or inject it in from the bottom of the gap ? Thanks Robin
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