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Daniel Bradbury

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  1. I learned it from Tim Collins in a workshop a couple of years ago. Taim in Arrears
  2. What a great explaination and comparison Jim!
  3. I know that forum member Jewish Leprechaun has made two, a 30 button anglo, which he built first and then a quite nice small concertina which I saw last weekend in Atlanta.
  4. It's great to hear more from and see a video of Mandy Murray. I really love her tracks on "Anglo International". It was one of Alan's best ideas for selections. Anyone know of more video/audio of her playing?
  5. My congratulations as well, I have loved playing my Crabb (rebadged Pollitts Peerless) for over twenty years now. A lovely instrument and demanding friend.
  6. Jewish Leprechaun is the most recent member to have documented building a concertina from scratch. He would also be a valuable source of information. You can communicate by PM by looking him up through the Members tab.
  7. If you wish to explore playing a broader range of music, you couldn't do better than Bertram Levy's book and CD/Cassette.
  8. This is great, I look forward to seeing Greg again, its been way too long since we last met.
  9. I have been playing sets lately for dancers, mostly St. Pat's Day and King of the Fairies for the beginners. I have been playing The Three Captains and the Lodge Road as well as a few others form Billy Furlong's CD "Sets for the Strings". They include The Orange Rogue, The Drunken Gauger, Madam Bonapart, and Miss Brown's Fancy. I haven't tried Rodney's Glory yet. By the way, are you using a light metronome to set your speed? I so, which do you use?
  10. Henk, if you click on the home tab at the top of the Kitchen Sessions page, scroll down a bit and you will find a 25 minute interview with Msgr. Coen about his musical past and a great couple of sets of tunes.
  11. http://ragandbone.ie/2009/02/series-2-prog...-of-new-jersey/ Here is a great link featuring a kitchen session with Willy Kelly and his wife, Martin Mulhaire, Brendan Dolan, Mike Rafferty, Fr. Charlie Coen Gerry O'Sullivan, Michael Cooney, Mike McHale and others. Great musicians, great tunes, just TOO good!
  12. I'll Be there! It was great two years ago and I expect it to be just as good this year!
  13. Whenever I hear people asking about how long they should practice, I remember an interview I read with Vess L Ossman (an old ragtime fingerpicking banjo player) made in 1903 with the English magazine BMG (a journal devoted to the banjo, mandolin and guitar). He "... told the interviewer that practice is what made him so good: ten hours a day for the first three years and at least four hours a day thereafter."
  14. Hello Lawrence, I plan to be there and am pleased to know I will finally get to meet Paul. My Bb/F Jefferies is one Paul used to own. Look forward to seeing and playing with you again also.
  15. I have never seen us overloaded with requests for information from newbies. Its not like we get a hundered a day, or month or year even. There is always someone who is willing to welcome a new member and answer their questions. They then feel that they have been accepted to the forum and are more likely to continue participating. If one doesn't want to answer the same old questions, just skip the thread trusting that someone else will be there to provide the requested information.
  16. Not too long ago I added a fairly accurate version of Paddy Murphy's setting of both The Five Mile Chase and The First House in Connaught to Tune-o-Tron.
  17. I would hate to see newbies isolated in any way. Let them jump in feet first, this is the most friendly, welcoming forum on the web!
  18. Hello Larry I too have been playing this set of tunes for a few months now. Terrific arrangement. Many other tunes on the CD are great also. Hope to see you in March if not before
  19. My wife, daughter seem to stay away from the house more.
  20. Just paste the copied abc file to your note-pad or MSWord and name it. You then have the abc file stored in your documents and you can modify them anytime without having to go back to the original source.
  21. Just got my copy today! What a wonderful CD. Thanks to any and all who had a hand in recording, preserving and producing this lovely piece of music and musical history. It is so inspiring!
  22. Hello Eva, If you are interested in exploring the English style, I highly recommend Alan Day's tutor. (it actually had its genesis when Alan put something together for me to get me started in the style a number of years ago) It would be right up your alley. He has it on-line and it is set for a 20 button instrument! He is on C-net. It will get you off to a great start in the English style. Dan
  23. Hello Janet, This is Dan Bradbury. You might not remember me, but you are the one who got me hooked to this torturous instrument. We met a few times in the 1980's at the Fresno Folklore Society's Memorial Day weekend music camp-outs, and one time my then wife and I drove you to Bakersfield. You were the first concertina player I saw and you let me play your Lachanal. I got hooked right there and then and went right out and bought an Italian anglo. A few years later I got my Crabb/Jefferies, and have been playing ever since. I just want to say thanks for getting me started, I have often thought fondly of you and the gentleness of your playing. regards, Dan Bradbury
  24. Call the Button Box. They have it all and are very helpful! Sounds like you have a fun project.
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