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  1. It's certainly a Crabb, the 40 in the number is the year it was made.
  2. I am playing Symphonetta - a kind of unisonoric bandoneon with CBA layout. Coming from the English Concertina it was a rather easy way to get into playing melody plus accompaniment. A chance to listen to it or to try it out is the German Concertina Meeting at Proitze! Nils
  3. You could ask the bandonion-makers in Germany, Hartenhauer, Wallschläger or Harry Geuns in Belgium for spares. Nils
  4. Just spotted a crane duet in the evening sun. Nils
  5. Hi Jim, thank you for organising this most enjoyable weekend. And special thanks to Elisabeth for her wonderfull cooking and Arvid and Evind for teaching me swedish. I hope everybody got home safely. Robert and I spent another night on Moen where to my surprise we were the only people walking along the cliffs. My recording of our little concert came out quite well so any participant interested send me a mail for a CD. See you next year I hope Nils
  6. Jürgen Suttner makes some, but very few English Concertinas. I have tried some when he delivered them to the buyers and they were great, even though they were not played in. For all Suttner Concertinas must be taken into account that Jürgen improved the design and the quality a lot since he started making them full time and a Suttner from 1990 is not what you get today. I have a Suttner from 1987 which is quite good and very reliable, but not outstanding. If you are looking for a concertina for folk music (like a metal ended Wheatstone) a Suttner would be a good choice. Nils
  7. I am sure Robert doesn't mind if anyone arrives a day or two earlier. Just ask him. I can offer a lift from Hamburg Airport to Proitze on Friday afternoon. Nils
  8. Yes, of course. If you compare the keyes of the two concertinas you can see that the keyes of the outside rows of the miniture are not in line with the inside rows like they are on english concertinas. Nils
  9. The concertina has the four middle rows of a McCann, left hand one octave starting with C above middle C and only Bb as an accidental. Right hand starting with that Bb up one octave to A with three notes overlap. There is an extra Fsharp in that octave where the high B should be and an Eb in the place of the low A. Allthough a very small instrument for a duet (I have never heard of another)you can play duet music in C and pieces with a very limited range in F, G, Bb and the related minors. Nils
  10. If you need a christmas present for yourself or your favourite McCann player: I sell my miniture No. 34517 19 keyes. Good condition, 440 hz. 1200 pounds. PM me if you are interested. I'm posting just one photo, more via e-mail.
  11. My Bass was in Eb when I bought it, it belonged to a set of concertinas Mr Barleycorn got from a Salvation Army Band (from Liverpool?). Nils
  12. With new bookings coming in every day we have only few places left for the concertina-weekend. You find all informations about the event on www. concertina.de. Or just send me a PM. Transport from Hamburg, Hannover.... can be arranged. There will be about 30 irish session musicians in the Proitzer Mühle plus 30 concertina players of all types and musical styles. If you think about joining us don't forget your earplugs. Nils
  13. The flyer for the weekend is now online at www.concertina.de. It is in german - send me a pm if you want informations translated. Nils
  14. nils

    Anglos for Sale -

    The concertinas were sold today to a very well known irish player who was a close fried of Mario. Nils
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