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Graham Collicutt

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  1. This is the concertina: http://www.irishmusik.com/the-swallow-concertina/
  2. Look at this page from Bob Tedrow: http://hmi.homewood.net/twitterzephyr/zephyr9/ He cuts a strip of correct dimensions, to thread through lots of buttons and then cut later. About 3/4 down the page.
  3. There is a short section showing bellows making factory style at around 1:00 minute: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/concertina-factory-aka-concert-in-a-factory/query/wheatstone
  4. Hi To answer your question directly, I think you do need to adapt some of your tunes or learn new ones to take the advantage of having a G/D. I now play 90% G/D. For me playing Irish style on a C/G puts too much reliance on my less dextrous hand. You only play 5 or 6 of the 15 buttons on the right. If you change to playing G tunes mainly on the right you will play most buttons on the right side, and be able to play harmony or chords on left. Tunes like Soldier's Joy, in D, which I found almost impossible on a C/G, I now start on left with a draw D then continue pulling on the G row to keep as much of tune on right. Graham
  5. http://www.schwyzerorgeln.ch/Stemmen.html I don't understand what is written, but it is appears they are doing it as a process.
  6. A link to topic on melodeon.net about 2 new makers of Bandoneons in S America. http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,15830.msg195022.html#new
  7. My simplified attempt: http://youtu.be/cPMtrldtd44 I have not come across this type of tune before, it has been a struggle, posting now to give it and long suffering wife a rest. Have I put some extra beats at the end of the A parts. Played on Wheatstone model 22. When I replaced the thumb straps I drilled some fresh holes to allow straps to be 1 button lower. Finger rests are fastened with just 2 screws, to match. It suits my large hands and can be reversed.
  8. It's totally escaping me, but recently on Cnet we discussed an instrument very similar to yours, though with a fancier marketing campaign. It's also a two sided box hanging/strapped on the chest, the difference being that theirs is sort of an isomorphic English concertina layout, with the scale going back and forth between the hands. But otherwise pretty similar in being a MIDI instrument with pressure-sensitive buttons, etc. Can anyone recall what that critter was called so we can post a link and pics to clarify? http://dualo.org/en/the-dualo-principle/
  9. That was great. Dusty Window Sills is one of my all time favorites. Thank you. A few more, sorry for the lack of light, a dismal day. http://youtu.be/cES4kEchBK4 http://youtu.be/6dKEmbkFwB4 http://youtu.be/uZtvG24eghU
  10. This has been ignored till now so I thought I would post something. My default style for playing Irish tunes on G/D anglo, no attempt to be authentic: http://youtu.be/yse_AJN-OYs
  11. Second attempt, as a waltz: http://youtu.be/701Sp5ZfnzU It is not yet fixed in my head, how to play this, I am playing some phrases on the pull, then they change to the push.
  12. I have now found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZPIulK33GE being played on the instrument, on which it was composed?
  13. http://youtu.be/nrKRVfaEPCQ Young Collins, the first tune I learnt to play by ear, 37 years ago. Whilst messing about, a phrase came out that I thought I recognised. I kept at trying to find the rest of the tune until success, weeks later. I had no connection with morris then but had heard Morris On many times. I had been lent a 30 button Lachenal anglo, by a friend who about 10 months later had it back and lent me an English. Playing style will be completely changed now, having changed mostly to G/D. Played on Edgley Ab/Eb recently arrived on a trans Atlantic swap.
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MofdfUl-6ks&feature=youtu.be Hopefully played as a 3/8 bouree, but not as a fast as Blowzabella, but my wife thinks too fast. Played on C/G Wakker Phoenix with Wheatstone reeds.
  15. Video here: http://youtu.be/zblnfg0AQck Photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/102422157715533932644/WheatstoneAGDuet?authkey=Gv1sRgCJbd9MbsqYWA7QE#6061592887563220450 I went to the sale room armed with tuner and was delighted to find it was in F/C. First 2 photos show the layout. Bellows are good, I haven't found a hole yet, but the pads do need replacing so I may find some later. It is close to concert pitch, note stamps on reeds are correct. Strangely the expected F2 reed is missing from the left hand side; replaced by an A2. It has Crabb stamps inside, so repaired/sold by them. I bought it with the idea of changing it to G/D (I do have a F/C already) , each reed only needs to move 1 slot. On the right with 8 buttons in the row, I hope to fit 2 octaves on the D row, F#4 up, the G row I would like to start from B3, but I may have to miss that out. I want to reduce the weight (4lb 15oz/2.23 kilo) by removing some surplus reeds, but it will never be agile enough for all tunes. Do I put a small A row inside the D row, just 4 buttons C#5/D5 E5/F#5 A5/G#5 C#6/B5. A C row would have been good on the outside row but the reeds wont fit, a F row might work but breaks the system, but it does give a pull D and Bb. Suggestions welcomed!
  16. Well, I bought it so photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/102422157715533932644/WheatstoneAGDuet?authkey=Gv1sRgCJbd9MbsqYWA7QE#6061592887563220450 Video here: http://youtu.be/zblnfg0AQck It is in F/C.
  17. Has anyone mentioned this: http://www.bushtraditions.org/tutors/concertina.htm
  18. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C-R-DIPPER-THE-BEST-CONCERTINA-MADE-IN-1987-USED-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-/111459754751?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19f384e2ff
  19. Recently discussed in this topic: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=16797
  20. Following a YouTube link from Jim Besser about the theme of the month, I came across this and no further info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdYklbrEmoo&list=UUV_6kkV65vhIjCOPy0MRBrQ The source of the video was: http://www.accordeons-du-marais.com/
  21. It is re-listed at a lower price £3600, as an auction, not buy it now.
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