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  1. Comments from a long term G/D anglo player, with 30 buttons, mainly Wheatstone layout. My top note Is F#6 and lowest G2, your layout is in the baritone range, yours is G5? Your C# row gives you all the notes, but no Ds on the draw or Es on press. I find those essential. I am happy with the accidental row. Graham
  2. http://www.johndipper.co.uk/concertinas/specifications.htm explore this link
  3. Hi, I have a Wakker anglo, where after removal of the screws, there is a strong ''glue tack'' that I have to break. This still happens after 10 years, there is no sticky feeling after making the break. I hold bellows in two hands and then push ends with thumbs together on one side. You have to be firmer than you would expect.
  4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WHEATSTONE-64-KEY-ENGLISH-BARITONE-TREBLE-CONCERTINA/174062973444?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D40733%26meid%3Dac352ccc30444865ac36645990632ced%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D192679869944%26itm%3D174062973444%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Afa1eab68-ef40-11e9-b6e7-74dbd180cf18|parentrq%3Acf3abdb416d0aca517d56987fffe7a65|iid%3A1 Nothing to do with me
  5. Wakker G/D. For me I try to play as much of the tune with my right hand. Main keys G D, A and E minors, B minor, A C, G and D minor, F in order of ease and use. I feel Irish style C/G requires a strong left hand, so I wouldn't use C/G ''D'' fingering, it would end up an octave lower than I would like to be. A good tune to start with is Atholl Highlanders. It is all on the D row, no g#, but gives you the feeling of being in A ( 2nd position?) 4th part you only need fingers 1 and 2 on right hand: B g row| c#ac#c#ac# (all pull d row and g row}|dbddbd (all push)| c#ac#c#ac#| bgbbgb ( all push g row)|c#ac#c#ac#|dbddbd|eeef#ed ( all d row)|c# ba| . Blackthorn Stick in A is another good starter tune. Graham
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yse_AJN-OYs This is what I am doing here, plus playing pull B off left hand D row, plus some others. I could do a slower version if that would help. Graham
  7. 2 examples: Swallow's Nest from Allan's Irish Fiddler A part I can never get as good as I would like. Drowsy Maggie start of A part
  8. That Jeffries, I kept for about 25 years. I should have kept a tally of what has passed through, there have been around 6 other Jeffries, but I am now happy with what I have. I have tried every system, and I think it has all helped, but it is 30 button G/D wheatstone system anglo that wins out. Yes, I still have the Model 22, playing the english would less than 5% of my practice, but a few tunes have stuck that I struggle with on the anglo. I rarely take it out of the house. I find there is nearly always another way of playing with the anglo, the fifth jump at least 3 obvious ways; on the english, always a problem I have never overcome well enough. Mistakes with the anglo, easy to overlook and recover from, the english much less so.
  9. I swapped this concertina for a Peacock with Don. Graham
  10. Don asked for more, so here is an old friend.
  11. Thank you, for positive comments. Video is to explain how my anglo style originated. C/G anglo, lent by friend, 41 years ago, who then had it back, replaced with english. After 4-5 years a small inheritance made it possible to buy G/D Jeffries (not the best) but I had to part exchange the english. Over many years my anglo playing has become what it has, with a lack of knowledge and application to play a chordal bass style, but hoping to make a pleasant noise. https://youtu.be/jbrYfie5rOA I played Munster Cloak with no fore thought, so you will see why I play mainly anglo.
  12. Hi This was a first take, no edits, just to contrast with Mike's playing. Graham
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  14. See this thread: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=19734&do=findComment&comment=184672
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