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    I need to paste in my comments from the old part of Concertina.net! Short version: I've played anglo since 1992, English since 2001. Mostly Italian boxes, Lachenals, a Morse, and a Kensington. One of the people behind the curtain at Concertina.net.
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  1. Jeff Warner has an ebony- or ebonized-ended Edeophone baritone. About 16 years ago I remember him giving it to Ken Sweeney to repair some broken fretwork. On a later trip to New Hampshire I saw Jeff playing it after the repairs were done. Ken had fixed it so you couldn't even see where the damage had been. A very nice box. Ken
  2. That (Tom Lewis) may be the one I recall hearing about. One of these days we'll get back over there and try some of these things, (boats and music). Ken
  3. Some years ago, some musician (anyone here know who?) offered canal boat tours, stopping for libations and music over a number of days. They retired from that business, which left my wife and I sad, as we had just learned about it and would have loved to come across the pond to do such a trip (and I am no boat handler!). Anyone care to revive it all? 😎 Ken
  4. And I'm afraid radioboy (Howie L.) is now playing with the angels and can no longer help us. He is remembered here on Squeezer's Green. By the way, the North East Squeeze-In is a great event, if you aren't familiar with it and anywhere near the northeastern U.S. Ken
  5. If Jim is a lazy concertina player, there's no hope for me! PS I removed your several more duplicate posts, where I presume were accidental! Ken
  6. I recall Richard's house, surrounded by forest (and birds and animals), from my visit in 2006 (a trip on which I also met Rod and a number of other members here). Our wishes for a quick recovery (if that's what we should call it) for those affected by all these events. Ken
  7. Fascinating! Looks to my un-expert eye like some or most are in the Maccann duet layout - even one of the large square concertinas? I for one would like to hear more about the career of a cross-over musician, if indeed he played that system and was recognized by the folks at the hall of fame. Some of these instruments may indeed be valuable, compared to what you might be expecting. Ken
  8. Threads merged in Teaching and Learning. Ken
  9. It's been tried before. I recall a post back in the usegroup days (so, at least 25 years ago) where someone had a B (accidental row)/C/G made, and it may even have been a Suttner in my hazy recollection. I have no idea what the owner thought of it (or who it was, sorry). Ken
  10. Let me just invite the poster ("Marc") to start a new thread in buy and sell - much easier than me disassembling a current thread. Thanks. Ken
  11. As Peter notes, it looks like we already have this topic going here in Concertina History, so I'm closing this thread and refer anyone interested to the existing discussion. Ken
  12. And I started out with the straps too loose, which soon gave me carpal tunnel inflammation. Then I arrived at something very like Tradewinds Ted's position, being very diligent to keep my wrists straight and not flexed. That keeps me out of trouble. Many people aren't even prone to this condition, but a few of us are. I am one of the folks to raise my handrests using foam insulation made for water pipes (I came up with this twenty years ago). The story is here. The one change is that I now use them with the wider part at the bottom (farthest from my thumb). Good luck, pay attention when your body tells you it isn't comfortable. Ken
  13. No worries, folks will find this thread now. Keeping track of replies in two threads can be distracting. For something like this, I think folks who know Mark are likely to check here. Ken
  14. There is a parallel thread on this topic here, so I'm closing this thread and directing interested persons there. Ken
  15. I see you had a duplicate thread in construction and repair. In most cases we discourage this (Paul does have to buy the server space for this site). I've closed that thread and directed persons here. Hoping that Mark is better soon. Ken
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