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  1. hello concertina Friends, I'm glad the Gradam Ceoil 2011 can finally be seen on TG4. Big hooray for 'our' Noel Hill for the best musician award! Good to see a good deal of the Hill family enjoying the worldwide recognition. Dirk
  2. Yes! The key is the timeline. Play any instrument for 40 years, and it will come easily to you. The corollary to this is, of course, that if you feel you'll never make it on your chosen concertina system, and you've only been playing it for 20 years, you shouldn't be disheartened. Give yourself 20 more years. Cheers, John Hi John, please send me a package with 40 years, please! (lol) I'm just trying to play for 4 years, but i like it very much, and that's what is the most important for me
  3. fair play to Gabriel and his friends. Lovely combiation, lovely pace, lovely sound
  4. thanks for the nice and personal story Noel. Congratulations with the Gradam Ceol Award. Fair play to you. see you later. Dirk
  5. Hello friends, I need to put some new valves into the LeftHand side reed board of my treble English Tina with 48 keys. How many valves do I need? And which seize should they have? What kind of glue should i use? I hope some experienced EC fan can help me sort this out Thanks beforehand, Dirk, Belgium
  6. thanks friends, problem solved for now. This makes my day. Keep on squeezing!
  7. hi tina friends, can anyone of you provide me the contactdata of MOR in a personal message please. Thankfully yours.
  8. Dick, It also arrived in Belgium now! (lol) Well done. thanks. Dirk
  9. Thanks for pointing to this treasure! How I love Noels playing! I think the fiddle player is not Seamus Creagh, but Tony Linnane. kind greetings from Flanders Dirk
  10. for repeated notes in Irish tunes my teacher Mairead Hurley suggested to press the same button twice, and not use bellow movements
  11. Is there someone playing an EC baritone in Irish trad sessions? I play a treble EC but was advised to play an octave lower than the two highest octaves I use on my treble. So I consider swapping to a baritone and use the same fingering patterns.
  12. I use earplugs while practising!
  13. Hi friends, here 's my list of Slow airs Auld lang syne Caroline and her young sailor bold Carrickfergus cliffs of doneen Danny boy dimmers factory girl for Ireland I won’t day her name I wish I had someone to love me Inion Ni Scanlainn Inisheer Jock Stewart (C en D) Josephine's waltz Jutland Sailing through the narrows She moved through the fair Si beagh si mhor Skibbereen South wind enjoy Dirk, Flanders, Belgium
  14. thanks for sharing the pics Eskin. Good to see Noel's broad laughs. Seems he had a good time over there. I was lucky to meet him a few weeks ago in Drumshanbo. And a lovely family he has too! Dirk
  15. lets try to name some familiar smiling faces Back row : 2. Tom Carey 6. Tim Collins Front row: 1. Chris Droney 2. Paddy Murphy 4. Sonny Murray please correct me if I'm wrong Dirk, Belgium
  16. hello friends, I didn't quite follow the whole discussion, but let me add this about treble and baritone concertina's. After been exploring my English treble Tina for two years i went to the Drumshanbo summer school last year. I had been playing in the 2 highest octaves, and Noel Hill advised me to consider playing an octave lower, in order to play the same notes as he did on his Anglo instrument. So I would need to relearn/rethink all the finger positions I had been learning so far. And I would have needed to bend my fingers in (to me) very unnatural positions. To solution came from Derek (UK) and Leonard (Netherlands) when they advised to swap instruments instead: putting the treble aside and taking a baritone can produce the same notes just an octave lower. So a can continue to practice with my treble and buy a baritone later. kind greetings from Dirk
  17. nice line up of teachers and session players!
  18. There is a music shop in Ireland that had quit a few videos on their website. A little while ago they disappeared. It looks like they uploaded them to YouTube all at once and have changed their site to reflect the change and keep them available. The channel has over 50 videos of musicians that visit their store. The one's I posted are the ones that play a concertina. There's lots more under session videos at: http://www.custysmusic.com/ Thanks Leo thanks for the link, Leo. It's a new one for me. I'm going to browse it soon Dirk
  19. Hello Henrik, we will come to Sweden in June to the Dalarna area. No Skane though,and no Tina in my luggage

    kind greetings

    Dirk De Bleser, Belsele Belgium

  20. Can you give some examples to be more precise in showing what you mean? dirk
  21. Hello tinafriends, I happened to just have bought this little one at Lidl. I'm very pleased with it. Not too complex for my not so technically wired brain. Good sound quality. It helps me a lot to produce my favoured play and rehearsal list. Little disadvantages: the instructions are not too good, but manageable after some searching around, and you can't add the title of the tune in the display. conclusion: fully worth it's price! kind christmas greetings from Belgium Dirk
  22. Hi Chiton, thanks for adding me. I'm almost fully into ITM on EC. I met John Leavey from England in Drumshanbo in Noel Hills class, and he plays ITM on a Wheatstone Aeola for more than 20 years. Dirk De Bleser, Belgium.
  23. dear friends, last week Liam Clancy died. He played the English Concertina. I know him from 'Ar Eireann Ni Neosfainn Cé Hí'(For Ireland I won't say her name), the first tune I ever learned on EC from the teaching of Ann Conroy-Burke. Thanks for the good music and songs Liam! Dirk
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