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    I play a C/G Anglo and primarily Irish music. Starting to branch out to other keys with a Bb/F box. I'm interested in meeting other Anglo players in the Willamette valley. I love smaller than usual concertinas.
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  1. Glad to hear it! Enjoy!
  2. Yes, that will be my backup, but the prices in the UK were much better even after accounting for exchange rate. It's just as well; I haven't gotten around to assessing my two salvaged boxes to see exactly what is needed anyway.
  3. Thanks for your post, Ruairi. I had been planning to place an order timed to arrive during my trip to the UK that is coming up. Looks like I better not plan it that way.
  4. Hi Scott, yes it is. I have one other person interested who is waiting on me to send a note map, which I am hoping to get a chance to do to tonight. When I've made the map I can post it here too.
  5. Hello all, a group based in Eugene Oregon is slowly starting up; there is a FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/528842671412674 .
  6. I purchased this 26-button Bb/F anglo concertina from Barleycorn in January 2021. I like it, but I am on a waiting list for a Carroll now and am selling this one to raise funds. It is located in Eugene, Oregon, USA and I am asking $1,500 plus shipping. Insurance is optional but recommended and is at buyer's expense. Sound files - pardon my errors. Bb/F concertina - jig recording - the mic was set too loud and crackles a little at the loudest parts, this is a fault of the mic, not the concertina. Bb/F concertina - reel recording Here is the original description from Barleycorn's website: It could be said that this concertina "has character". When I enquired about it, Barleycorn said: The leaning buttons are a cosmetic issue only and do not affect play. They are on the left side and are angled slightly down when the instrument is in playing position. It's very hard to spot it except at certain angles. Here is a photo of the repaired crack on one end: Let me know if you have any questions, thank you!
  7. I know of two Morse Ceili G/Ds for sale as of last month, one in Bermuda and one in Wales. Let me know and I can put you in touch to see if they are still available.
  8. Thanks all! After more thought I have decided to get on the list for a Flying Ducks Duckling, 24 button with a drone (because I've never had a drone and it sounds fun). It'll be a little over a year before it is ready but should be robust enough for kids and double as a travel instrument, and I've seen very good reviews about using them with kids.
  9. I've sent you a message but as a new member I am not sure if you can access private messages yet.
  10. Oops. I had better check that I am learning the correct version.
  11. I gave a rochelle 1 to a kid I used to mentor, he was probably 12 or so at the time. He did learn to play a few things! Yes, it was big and stiff and I don't think I'd get one for the younger kids, but I'd heard the rochelle 2 was better. Maybe not so much as I'd hoped?
  12. That's a thought too. There's a music shop in town that *might* sell that level of concertina, and it'd be a chance to see if their hands were strong enough to work those models. I don't want to get something that is so frustrating/difficult to use that they don't want to try anymore. Edit - yes, that was a good thought. The local shop sells the Trinity College brand and has one of the red plastic Chinese ones too. We could hypothetically go along and see what they think of them, and how they sound.
  13. I have a 7 year old and a 10 year old. Both are showing very mild interest in the concertina (they don't want to 'learn to play' anything yet but enjoy playing with the buttons and seeing how it works) but are nervous handling an expensive instrument. I am considering getting either a Wren or a Rochelle 2 for them to use - something that I won't be heartbroken if they drop/break it. Does anyone have experience with young children/small hands and budget concertinas? Are there models that work better for them?
  14. Thank you very much. I wasn't able to play it well/fast enough for Tunepal to recognize it.
  15. I was practicing tonight and this tune popped into my head. I know I've heard it before but have no idea where. Does anyone recognize it? Link to MP3 of tune
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