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  1. I shall wait than ? Patiently ! Regards
  2. Impossible Sharron, aƱlthough I do my best _: Hobbies are : My dog, which is obliges to listyen my Concertina Playing. Sometimes he tries to stop me. I have been playiung the Concertina while walking with the dog through our mountains. Cycling : I still have not. learned to play the concertina while cycling, but I took it with me and played in the pauses or rests. It happended that at the end we made less kilometers than planned in the beginning. Chess Playing : No chance since you cannot play Concertina and play chess at the same time, only with very bad partners, who need a lot of time to think for the next movwement.but it would be unfair, as he/she could not concentrate My wife : I love her, but she almost now a hobby, when she speaks to me IU can hold the Concertina iun my hands and move the buttons without noise, if not she would protest Why ? I ask. My children : Very imporetant, but compatibel, since I can play the concdertina with my youngest daughter and flute with oldest and guitar with her boyfriend, ...... sometimes Ny Business : well it has got the status of a hobby, at least today, when I have been busy here iun the Forum and playing the Concertina. O.k. today it maybe excused, outside people were celbrating Carneval and I must been the sole person sitting in his office. But, really some days I must control myself. Sailing : Thats goods, others control the boat, I observe and give instructions meanwhile I am playing the concertina. Good Food and Cooking : Food very important, but today I even have still eaten, Concertina Diet, you can loose 3 kgs. a week ! Cooking, also not bad, because meanwhile you can listen your CDs But as I started, very difficult to make compatible. It is true, the Concertina gives me a lot, but certainly iut has also its price, not speaking about the cost of Concertinas and Music and Books. Satisfied ? Joachim
  3. Hey Jim, now I am offended You mention all kind of great sessions. I remember one , was'nt it last year more or less in June in San Sebastina ? What has been this ? I guess a unformal session, but a very spontantous one : An English Concertina Palyer, one more Irish, a Spanis and a French Fiddler, an Irish Guitar and Manolin POlayer and singer, an IOrish Lady singing, another Irish young Lady, paying the Manolin too, occasionally a Bodhran and an Ameriocan English, Anglo Concertina Player and fantastic Tin Whistle Player. I only remember that the thing started about 10.30 p.m. and it finished about 3.30 am and the bar-keeper had really a problem to stop the musicibnas. No pause, some beer and some short visit to the toilet. I think it will be difficult to beat. and you do not remember it ? Well, I understand that it might not well fit into this topic, because of the lack of rules, perhps ? My family and I wiull not forget it. Thaks. Cordially Joachim
  4. Once more thanks to you all. For whom it interests, this Group has a Web Address : http://home.t-online.de/home/irish-set-dan...cers-frankfurt/. Builing the new page actua.lly and the olde one also in Engliush lANGUAGE. It is not an open session. It is a regular meeting of dancers and a group of Musicians is making the music for the dancers. Tehy are actually searching for a Concetina or Melodeon Player. I wish to try it. Certainly no money My impression is that it wil be relatively formal, German. From what I have learned here, I dpoubt that I will be able to perform well enough. Accepting several advices, I shall go and loo and listen and dance Will take my wife with me if wants to come and some of my numeropius daughters and one or the other friend of the girls. Will try to be discrete and record some music. Will by one or the of the recommended CDs and the Blue and Yello Nook Sharron recommends. And Iif I feel, I shall show my Concertina and if they ask I night play the best I can. And if there is interest for I may report about the experience. Thanks and Bye Joachim
  5. Thank you Jim Besser, thank you Henk, I have just listened the two fun tunes. I like them and certainly will try to learn them. Nobody wantys to play it on the concertina and put it in the Internet ? Courage ! Must I do iot some day ? Thank you idp for the info about the Great Meadow Music Label. Joachim
  6. Jim D and contributors, Me too I am intersted to get the Chord diagrams you mention here from Kirkpatrick. My e-mail addres is : JoachimDelp@aol.com My postal address is : Joachim Delp P.O. Bopx, 39 E-20.400 TOLOSA (gIPUZKOA) sPAIN i CAN OFFER TO YOU jIM AND OTHERS A COPY OF TWO tUROS i GOT GENEROUSLY IN kILVE (eNGLAND) from a Beginners weeked explainging chords with diagrams and tapes. I think I am allowed to prtepare copies. If you write me and tell me your interest and give me postal addres, I am preapred to send you a copy. Kind regards Joachim
  7. Thanks, once more, from heart for all your good advice. They are all useful to me. But you have given me so much information and advioce that I must digest it and think over. It sounds all ressonable to me, and naturally some of the ideas I had in mind myself. It is clear to me that I shall learn from the other musicians. The situation is most prtobably theone Jim Lucas has understood, but for the moment I am not totally sure, since I still have not met the other musicians. As it seems to me you might be interested in reading what I can tell you once made the first experiences. And so I promis to do. I have learned with you. Thanks. Regards Joachim
  8. Thans to all of you. The information is really helpful to me and calms me down a bit. To explain : There are people in Germany (Franklfurt) who organize set dances each MOnday (in a Clinic, part of an Univeristy) Have never seen them, do not how, what. There are two Twin Whistle palyers and one guitar and I am told occasional aslo an Irish Violine POlayer. They have contacted me for playing with them on my Concertina So I wondered if the few Jigs and Reels and Hornpipes as well as Polkas and Waltzes could serve. As I can read here : Most of the Tunes I have learned, could serve, but speed and rythm for a slgihtly advanced baginner as me ? Anyway I think I shall tgry it and if not the must wait until I have learned or find a better one, what might not be so easy in Germany. Bob, can you tellk me where to get the CD you recommend ? To avoid me long research, which is not easy for me. Dan, If you could find the information where to get the Music you are menitonning, would be great. Sharron, I'l,l check your info. Jim, as so often you are probably right. The matter should be to make music for Set Dancers or sets. I know that in Germany are relatively popular the Amercina Square DAnciong. You say that there are specific recordings. As far as I have been informed the Musiucians actually have still a limited repertoire. Such Recordings migjht be very well come. Can you fiund out and tell me where tio get such recordings ? Sandy, I 'll check O'Meills Music in IOreland. Neverttyheless, I would like to avoid to say it I have a low sight problem. And research cost me a bit. Do you have the complete addres ?, Jim could this be the place where to find the specific Set REcordings ? Kind Regards to all. Great thing the Forum !!! Joachim
  9. You are going to be more and more attractive as a Concertina Player. Coming into fdoubts if ever play together with you Joachim
  10. Jim, never have used the smileys before and this escaped my control Please Jim, takle your bocx and play for us ! Joachim
  11. I cannot read the ABC version, will anyway try to learn it. But sincerely until I will learn to play it, will pass long time. It is only halfway a joke, and I say it with a big smile : I am keen to listen to you. And I propose record on a tape if you do not have a MD Recorder. We shall put it into the Internt for you. There is no more excuse !
  12. Dear Jim, As Henk Says : Please play it for us and record it and place in the Internet, sow e can leaarn it by ear. (Ivcannot read ABC) Don't be shy or lazy por both ! Thanks Joachim
  13. They say there are no stupid quesions, only stupid answers.... I dare to ask : What kind of Music is played for the dancer in an Irish Set Dance ? I do not know it. I play some Reels and Jigds and Hornpipes and Flingds, Polkas and Waltzes, something iof all this is useful for a Iris Set Dance ? Thankls for the attentyion. Joachim
  14. Thanks Samantha ! Will try to find it anpother day in the Tune-O-Trone. But Ireferred m,ore or less to something saying that the Concertina Player is attracting to women as the mentionned Piano Player seems to be. I remember now another one, I heard song by Harry Bellafonte which says more or less : Bring down your Concertina and play a wellcome song for me. Will bring it to Sweden, where I hope to meet you. Kind regards Joacjhim Perhaps we can sing togehter something we may invent for the occasion.
  15. Thanks tio Bob TEdsrow's advise in the Gneral Discussion Forum. I took notice of your offer. Here is my order. Sjhall send you US funds to your mail address. Hope there will be enough suscribers, so all the job you have done, will be compensated and perhapos there is possible a later upgrade. Thanks for your iniitative. Kiund regards Joachim Delp
  16. Yes, Henk, it is true, there came those women. It must have been you or your Concertina Playimg !!! After thinking about, I come to the conclusion, there miught be a chance if I practise still more and improve my playing, so I go home and shall train with more motivation than ever before. .. . Di you hear this song " Der <Mann am Klavier, den moegen alle Frauen...." saying the man playing the piano , is to whom all women fall in love. Do you know any song speaking about the Concertina Player..? Be carfeul and not play in front of only female audience!! Joachim
  17. Yes Helen...and new Friends over the world. Alan. Girls ??? You are lucky and probably handsome. it does not work with in this aspect. Perhaps it would in England !? Henk : I accept the job. BCA.soubnds good ! Answer to your qustion : Yes I suppose crazy already before playing Concertina and nice persons and helpful too, als before playing the Concertina, but in may iuf not most case, even more once entered into the Concertina World. Jim : Inciders, yes, the ones not ready to drink cioder here and play the Concertina would be Outciders ! A wet tuned Concertina, which would work at the same time as a cider Press, would be a great way to make our favourite instrumetn widely spread through the Basque Country and some other parts of the world. Bye, nice, crazy Concertina Plazers and Music Makers in general .and elcome !! Joachim
  18. Hi Rhomylly, Regards to anpother Cider Drinker. Come to join me in the Basque Country, let``s go tyo a Cider Cellear and let``s make Music. Music, I jon Jim, let's play. Life would be poor without Music. Concertina : The Coincertina makes me meet a lot of crzy people. Well,. as you say, size, portability, shape, etc. but what makes me love it each day more, is the fact, that I am finding new melodies and tunes in the box. Incredible how many can find place in such a small bocx. I go to squeeze. Bye for now ! Joachim
  19. Henk, Or I did not listen well to you, until now, or you are improving quite a lot. I am learning at the moment, two nice "flings", I would like to share with you soon. Kind reagrds Joachim Delp
  20. I have played several Stagis and can recommend it. It is a good price qualtiy relationshjip. Kind regards Joachim Delp
  21. Jim, when saying Music making people, I thopught in most of us, who we are doing for hobby. Mogana, You would not have started the poll if youwere not serious abut it ? Reading the jokes, it has not been quite clear for me. Your study would szatisfy also my curiosity. Have you collected already any replies to your concrete questions ? Do you wiush me to send my replies as a personal message ? Regards Joachim
  22. Simon, thank your your labour intensive tutor. Shall study it with care and make comments. Such contribuitions are on my wave length. Kind regards Joachim Delp
  23. Morgana, I could imagine to have started the same poll. But do you really think that there will be serious answers ? And why ? Practical use ? It is relatively easy to imagine that the mix under the Concertina Players will be similar to the general population statistics in ech Country, with a sklight differtence due to the fact, that one can suppose (well I suppose) that in average Music making people may have a higher degree of education and knowledge, probably also an higher income with all the connotations correspondant to this facts. I guess you would find more singles among us than in the general population, my impression older than average, higher income than average, many Computer people, etc. etc., by the way I also have the impression that we have more dogs than average (remembering all the polls read in the past) Kind regards Joachim Delp
  24. Does somebody need my opinion ? I am afraid not. But me too, I want to shpow my interest. Among all the observations made here, the most shocking one is Kurt's restyricted view of Anglo playing. I am still a beginner (18 months) and am learning and doing on my Anglo Iriush tunes, chorded Music near to Blues and Jazz, Folk. O.k. I do not play Bach on my anglo, also I simply have not tried it. Precisely today listening Kurt's Music, I got interested in the Duet and maybe that one of these fdays a shall buy one, because there possibilities I shall not find as easy on my anglo. But I insist Anglo Players are doing mcuh more than many are thinking and occasionally it is a special challenge to do it on this small instrument. About the Forum. I like it as it is. But I understand that particularly Duet Players might prefer to have their own Forum. And why not ? Peace and Glory ! As along as I am allowed to enter in their world !, which is mine too. So they have what they wish and others can do what they want too, visiting their page withot "knocking the door and asking for a special permit." Kind regards Joachim Delp
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