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Graham Collicutt

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  1. This seems be misleading. Here is the earliest recording I could find. Mussels on a Tree Martyn Wyndham-Read Fellside Recordings FECD84 (CD, UK, 1992) Recorded by Paul Adams and Graham Bell in September-October 1991; Produced by Paul Adams Musicians Martyn Wyndham-Read: vocals, acoustic guitar; Linda Adams: banjo, piano, harmony vocal [11]; Phil Beer: fiddle, mandolin; Iris Bishop: duet concertina, accordion; Vin Garbutt: whistle; Maggie Goodall: vocals; Jez Lowe: cittern, harmonica, Appalachian dulcimer; The Wilson Family: vocals [8] That is over 30 years ago.
  2. I thought there would be more reaction: he wears out his Suttner in 2 years! explains all his foot pedals.
  3. I just came across this video: he mentions using DPA 4061 microphones
  4. If you can't hear yourself, you must be getting right.
  5. Hi Jody http://orchid-electronics.co.uk/contact_mic.htm With this and micrvox mikes, I had too high a signal, but with some home made copies it works well. Graham
  6. With a 2006 Wakker anglo I have had most of the leather discs, between pad and leather bead on levers, fail. In fact I dont think they could have been leather, glue was fine on both surfaces, but disintergrated between. The concertina became much crisper in action after all pads were reattached.
  7. 1st, 2nd, chord etc in scale as selected from rotating ends as marked on left side.
  8. Numbers are showing octave range: C4 is middle C.
  9. Push f2 c3 f3 a3 c4 f4 a4 c5 f5 a5 Pull c3 e3 g3 bb3 d4 e4 g4 bb4 d5 e5 E4 g3 c4 e4 g4 c5 e5 g5 c6 e6 Push d4 b3 d4 f4 a4 b4 d5 f5 a5 b5 Pull this is what is on my FC Wheatstone 30 button, there may be changes on a Boer anglo
  10. 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
  11. http://www.johndipper.co.uk/concertinas/specifications.htm explore this link
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. I swapped this concertina for a Peacock with Don. Graham
  19. Don asked for more, so here is an old friend.
  20. 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.
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