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    English Concertina, melodeon, morris dancer (with Rumford MM)
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  1. some of you might find this interesting. http://www.ep.tc/intunewithfun/ Incidentally I have just started to play a computer game called Broken Sword which starts off with an exploding accordion - except its not, its clearly a concertina!! Mark
  2. Did anyone else notice the link to Rolf Harris and his burning accordion on the right of the BBC page?
  3. Man goes into a music shop and says the shop assistant 'I want to buy a squeeze box, but I don't know much about them.' The assistant says 'Certainly,sir. If you would care to look over there we have a whole wall of accordions and concertinas you can look at.' The man looks at the display and says 'I want the big green one on the bottom.' The assistant replies 'That's a radiator, sir.'
  4. did you know that CW was an occasional contributor to Stovold's Mornington Crescent Almanac?
  5. In that case I invoke the 1927 Heisenberg Uncertainty Clause and go to 'Maida Vale'.
  6. I've just come across this link "http://vintage-reprints.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=concertina" and thought it might be of interest. This is the site's home page "http://vintage-reprints.com/catalog/index.php".
  7. I always thought it was Westminster MM in the St Trinian's film. I'm sure I remember their portcullis badges
  8. Did Saddleworth this year with Rumford MM. I took turns helping to pull the cart and playing melodeon in the band. There are occasions when you have to pull (or push if you are the other end) at the run to get started up some of the hills. I found that you can't hear the boxes when you are pulling the cart, only the drums. Even playing in the band I felt overwhelmed by the drums and didn't always pick up a change of tune. Nevertheless it is an interesting experience and well worth attending either as participant or audience. BTW the 'Nutters have two English concertina players
  9. In London they are called something unrepeatable. Mark
  10. On Classic FM this Sunday David Mellor played a guitar and bandoneon track and described the bandoneon as a 'type of piano accordion'.
  11. I have just come across a site containing a large number of circus posters, www.circusmuseum.nl. If you select the 'music' posters and go to page 4 you can find a poster of the Asana Concertina Students. Time (and patience) prevented me from going much beyond page 6 (out of 33) so there might be other concertina related posters.
  12. Ah yes, indeed the 'pooper-scooper' requirement is active in the UK too (one of the reasons I don't own a dog!). The song, however, is one of love found and lost and is not about the rights and wrongs of doggy doings.
  13. I've also heard a version (probably not by F and S) called the Doggy, Doggy, Doo. It's definitely not political either.
  14. That may be because the instrument you hear is a melodeon (an Erica)
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