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Janet Dows

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  1. Hi Richard, here are some recordings of it (sorry for the mistakes, not used to the fingering). It is already tentatively sold; if that doesn't work out I'll post a video. Thanks for your interest. Janet tango sample.m4a midnight waltz sample.m4a gd, g row sample.m4a bonny lad.m4a morpeth rant.m4a
  2. This is a lovely anglo, 30 button, G-D. I bought it from an individual who got it from the Button Box. It is in very good condition, has a sweet sound. The box is a Jeffries, as is the fingering. The bellows were replaced with Dipper bellows. The reeds were replaced with Wheatstone reeds. I'm just not using it. $4000, may consider trade for baritone C/G... or... Located in California, US.
  3. update - I can see this price is higher than other instruments which also look like excellent quality. I'm lowering the asking price to $5000.
  4. Hi Jody, I'm just not using it enough - wanted to have the lower range for harmonizing, and it's great for that, but so much of that repertoire (mine, anyhow) is in flat keys - so it's harder instead of natural. Also - I could use some of the $$ back... It's pretty great, I hope to find someone who will really enjoy it. J
  5. This is a lovely anglo, 30 button, G-D. I got it from an individual who got it from the Button Box. It is in very good condition, has a sweet sound. The box is a Jeffries, as is the fingering. The bellows were replaced with Dipper bellows. The reeds were replaced with Wheatstone reeds. I usually play a c-g, and although I love the tone of this and the lower pitch, I seem to only be able to "grok" one of them at a time. I'm in California; asking $5000, although I paid quite a bit more for it (I was smitten)! Thank you, Janet (Not sure if I can figure out how to post sound files, but I'd be glad to send some individually if that would be helpful to anyone) ("again" in the title is because I listed it a while ago, then played it a bunch and wasn't ready to let it go. This time I'm ready!)
  6. (reposting this from General concertina discussion forum - I should have put it here...) This festival is held every year in Port Townsend, WA, and brings tradition-bearers from all over the US, and beyond, for a week of workshops, band labs, tutorials, jamming, etc. It's a great festival, including for non-fiddlers. This year, the band RéVeillons from Quebec will be on staff, including David Berthiaume on English concertina. There will also be a concertina tutorial, tutor is Janet Dows on anglo. (Tutorials can emphasize repertoire or technique, depending on who attends.) http://centrum.org/f...s-the-workshop/
  7. This festival is held every year in Port Townsend, WA, and brings tradition-bearers from all over the US, and beyond, for a week of workshops, band labs, tutorials, jamming, etc. It's a great festival, including for non-fiddlers. This year, the band RéVeillons from Quebec will be on staff, including David Berthiaume on English concertina. There will also be a concertina tutorial, tutor is Janet Dows on anglo. (Tutorials can emphasize repertoire or technique, depending on who attends.) http://centrum.org/festival-of-american-fiddle-tunes-the-workshop/
  8. Well, that sounds fun! We could have had a reed-fest along with the beer and the garden. Next time. And thank you, I think it will be a blast!
  9. Hi, Thursday June 30th in the Beer Garden at Boundary Bay, Bellingham, WA from 8:30-11 pm - casual music with 2 bands. One is the local Rattletrap Ruckus, http://rattletrapruckus.com, with wonderful button accordion player Lucas Hicks,the other is Seabright Serenaders from Santa Cruz, California, trio with mandolin/fiddle, guitar and anglo concertina. We'll play a wide variety, Italian, New Mexican, Southern Arizonan, various European and American tunes.
  10. Hi, Thank you for your (very nice!) comments. I have noticed that the fiddle-concertina combination does have a tendency to blend into one sound, it's fun to play with that. Now that I'm mostly playing the Carroll concertina, the 2 instruments are a bit more distinct. On my old Lachenal, sometimes it was really hard to tell what was what. I really enjoy searching for the blend while playing with others.
  11. Well, I think the photo was taken in summer, but it's true, the weather here is very easy-going...
  12. Hi Concertinists, We have a trio: fiddle, guitar, and anglo concertina, and after quite a few years we have made a recording (titled Step Out). Music ranges from Old Time to Quebecois to Caribbean to Other. It is available on cdbaby or through our website www.santacruzpercolators.com. Please have a listen if you're interested! I'm playing a 30 button C/G Carroll anglo; the accidentals fingering is somewhat customized.coverimage.tiff
  13. Hi, I am starting to search for a high quality g-d anglo. Looking for: 30 buttons or more, plays very well, true concertina reeds. I normally play c-g, am interested in expanding into a lower register. Thank you! Janet Have found a lovely instrument - calling off the search. Thanks! J.
  14. OK, I have a list of tunes to record, and I'll use a 30 button concertina but ignore the 3rd row. Kind of stuck on the technicalities of actually making the videos. I experimented using my phone to record. It seems adequate. Also tried QuickTime, it's on my computer. I need to get a friend to help, too many pictures of me leaning in to turn it off, and then I move around and the instrument goes out of the picture. I don't think this will have pictures from both sides simultaneously. I did try turning back and forth so that whichever side is predominantly in use is visible - but I think it would be pretty confusing to watch. A view straight on doesn't show much of anything - not sure what is the most useful setup. Well, that's the update - haven't given up on the project, but not quite full speed ahead.
  15. It sounds like an interesting project to me, after I finish a couple of other things. The only 20 button instrument I have is pretty unplayable, although cute to look at, so I'll try to find one to use. I think you're right, it would be useful to lots of people. Important to actually use a 20B concertina, not just avoid the 3rd row on a 30B, to make it more understandable on a video.
  16. Someone I know is selling it on Craigslist: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/msg/3955253093.html I believe it's an old family instrument, she doesn't play it.
  17. I just read your post, immediately also thought of Seven Stars, scrolled down to see that suggestion... so I guess you have 2 votes now.
  18. How great that you're introducing his instruments to this continent! I'm not in a position to buy it, but have heard only good about Koot Brits's concertinas. Will the other 2 also be c/g instruments? Are the 6 fold bellows per your request? Janet
  19. It is now SOLD, thank you everyone for your interest. I will make a donation to concertina.net. Janet
  20. Thanks Daniel for the clarification. I'm never sure whether to say "D/G" or "G/D". The whole instrument is tuned 4 steps lower than a C/G, aka "D" instrument. The G row is the lower pitched of the 2 non-accidental rows. Janet
  21. This is a 30 button anglo with 7-fold bellows and accordion reeds, made in 2005. It's in very good condition, is quick and responsive. It has a case, also in great condition. I bought it on this forum because I wanted to try a G/D, now would like to use the money elsewhere. Please send me a personal message if you'd like to see pictures or discuss the instrument. Thanks! Janet
  22. Item number: 150241785975 eBay USA "Antique Jeffries", 3-day listing, pictures look very nice - anglo, tuning unknown... I emailed the seller to try to get key info, also to see if there'd be a response - none so far. Any thoughts on the likelihood of this being for real? I'm not an experienced eBayer. Janet (Oops, I didn't refresh the screen and missed the same subject getting posted while I was thinking about it)
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