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Graham Collicutt

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  1. One solution: http://www.concertina-spares.com/catalogue10.htm#12 and while you're waiting use some string or easier to get tight, several wraps of button or better, harness thread. Scroll down to bottom of page.
  2. An alternative Power supply box with phantom power from Orchid Electronics, has worked well for me, bought 2nd hand but still not had much use. http://www.orchid-electronics.co.uk/contact_mic.htm
  3. https://soundcloud.com/gcolli/six-irish-polkas Too quick to do them justice, one howling error ( I've recently changed high c natural from pull to push ) plus a few more.
  4. And following that link you come across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSelMln3hAY I have a friend with a metal ended Jeffries Bros english pitched in G, so a sort of tenor, with 4 fold bellows and no papers.
  5. Blocks supporting reedpan loosening, or just a leaking pad.
  6. Maid of the Mill, Ilmington played slowly and then rapper speed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZKAl8zyjKc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo_QD6M8Z8c I have now got close with the tuning, I will wait a week or so. It should be 1/6 comma meantone, converted to A/E using Wheatstone reeds with G naturals on pull under both little fingers. I did a quick semi bushing by sticking felt flat to fretwork after punching holes.
  7. http://youtu.be/2M4QQ8g-M1o Another recording with the Lachenal A/E conversion. No attempt to play it correctly. Derek, I am normally looking to cross to D row about 80% of the time, I do a lot of octave playing.
  8. One very late effort with lots of mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PiwVWB2BQE I had an idea, to convert a basic 2 row Lachenal to A/E. The donor reeds came from a 1900 ish Wheatstone McCann. 6 months later it is nearly finished. Still more tuning needed, I am attempting to use 1/6 comma meantone. I didn't have required reed for lowest A reed so used C#3 which would have be lowest note on 3rd row and put G4 reed on pull which works surprising well as chamber was meant for a G3 reed. The G5 reed replaces G#5 reed on A row on the right hand side. Graham
  9. http://www.turboharp.com/customharmonicas/turboslide/th-09-ss-turboslide-sessionsteel.html Magnets combined with harmonica.
  10. On a visit to Colin Dipper, where I was trying to see if I could improve my then current anglo, I made a suggestion of, could you increase the size of the vent hole. Reply was no, '' you would just make it sound like an accordion.''
  11. I am happy reading on C/G and G/D but have recently acquired a F/C and was trying to look at Josefins Dopvals printed on F. I had to give up and use the G version. My personal preference for a 30 button G/D is for the Wheatstone system. It is fine having a single G# on push, I use the next 3 buttons often, but I am wishing I had a top A on the pull ( I may replace high C on button 5 accidental row )
  12. Steve Turner: http://steve-turner.co.uk/index.htm English concertina, but he has some bass bisonic buttons to increase range. I would rate him in the top 5.
  13. Concertina Spares http://www.concertina-spares.com/index.html
  14. Hi Just my biased opinion, if you are struggling with left hand little finger, I suggest thinking about a G/D. Most of playing is transferred to right hand side and minimal need to use left little finger. Playing in C is not difficult but you would need 24 plus buttons. One make of small concertina: The Marcus Traveller http://www.marcusmusic.co.uk/concertinas.html Graham
  15. Here is my shaky effort: https://soundcloud.com/gcolli/the-abbess-mp3 Played on C/G Phoenix anglo with Wheatstone reeds. It is the hardest tune I tried to learn for a long time and needs lots more work.
  16. I was going to reply to the request for information on world war II Wheatstones by pointing to the article that was on the home page but it is no longer there. Graham
  17. Here is a Spotify link: Andy Cutting – The Abbess I hope to Andy Cutting playing the Abbess. It is in C but more importantly there is no repeat for the B part. Graham
  18. Not completely true as the Wonder Hornpipe is the tune used for the Lively Jig (an unusual 4 man dance) from Ilmington. Graham
  19. Too many takes, too many mistakes but here it is http://youtu.be/1jeDb3MqIEo Played on Wheatstone F/C anglo. Graham
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