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  1. Contact Dick Greenhaus at: http://www.camsco.com. It's not in his catalog, but he's a master at locating obscure folk recordings -- Tom
  2. Glad to be of assistance, Helen. Mudcat is worth signing up with, and taking the time to check out the threads. It is an unbelievable source for music. Ask any question, and you will get answers -- Tom
  3. Helen -- Check out this site: http://www.accordionlinks.com/index.cfm I found this on Mudcat. If you want more, go to:http://www.mudcat.org/threads.cfm, scroll down until you see a thread with accordion in the title. When you open it, you'll find links to all of the accordion discussions at that site. Have fun -- Tom
  4. Hi Ken, Glad you had a good time. We're in the same boat as to photos; can't afford a digital camera, yet. You can send me jpegs via my email address on my personal page. I want to send an assortment of pics to Mudcat, and the concertina pics to this site. Where on this site do we send them? Be well -- Tom
  5. I've been told that they're good for starting banjo fires -- Tom
  6. Allan -- I sent my survey in right at the start, and just before the great power outage. Should I do it again?
  7. I just noticed this most unusual box being offered by Chris Algar who's never seen one like it. You can see it at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...tegory=359&rd=1 Anyone else?
  8. Rookie/Marty -- You really have to make up your mind. In a previous post you stated "... I know that I want an English concertina." Then you ask about Parrot Anglos. An Anglo is not an English. BTW, where do you live? There may be a concertina hermit in your neighborhood.
  9. As I suspected, the Festival turned out to be a great musical success; lots of powerful songs and some fine concertina work. I didn't have a chance to hear Chris Stevens as I was tied up hosting another part of the fest, but I have been fortunate enough to have witnessed Chris' musical growth and development on a near weekly basis for the past five or so years. Concertina highlights for me were Bob Webb's rich MacCann stylings and Jerry Epstein's exquisite song accompaniments for himself and others. Special thanks to Ken Coles for his support and for his songs at the Saturday sing-
  10. Newbie, et al., if you're bound and determined to buy a concertina on eBay, watch for instruments offered by cocoa111. That's Chris Algar of Barleycorn Concertinas. He is a competent and honest dealer and has sold some very nice beginner's instruments there at very reasonable prices. But to save time, why don't you just contact him at: http://www.concertina.co.uk/English-Concertinas.htm Good luck -- Tom
  11. The unofficial festival start at the Press Room was a most auspicious beginning, a great blend of tthe regulars plus festival performers and attendees. At one point there were eight English concertinas in the house. Of course, that was no help to Ken Coles, whose Anglo is in the shop. I've put out a call for someone to bring one along today to help relieve what must be a most frustrating situation; music, music everywhere and not a box to play! Hope some more of you can make it this weekend so that Ken, Chris Stevens and I won't be the only C-netters there -- Tom
  12. C'mon Wendy, try to make it up for Sunday at least. I know there's no concertina workshop, but there will be lots of players -- Tom
  13. Thanks, Jim. I'm still a little backward about some computer stuff. My favorite is set to the Buy & Sell page. When I click on Forum, I get the message I complained about. I'll try to see if I can manage the change -- Tom
  14. Speaking of little annoyances, isn't it about time to get rid of the "Important Announcement" box. It has been over a month, and I coud easily live without that extra mouse click -- Tom
  15. I'm really looking forward to meeting you Ken, and any other brave souls who might venture forth to the festival. For some more details and other views on the festival here's a local newpaper feature; http://www4.fosters.com/News2003/September...cov_0925_03.asp See you this weekend -- Tom
  16. Hi Ken, et al., The Maritime Festival starts on Saturday at the Press Room, 77 Daniel Street, at 3:30 (see this thread : Concertina Convergence In New Hampshire ) But there wil be a trad music session at the Press Room on Friday from about 4:30 to nearly 9:00. These sessions have been going for twenty years now and are frequently very full, and due to the Maritime fest, this one may be fuller than usual. This is not meant to be discouraging, but rather an appraisal of what things may be like. In addition to the regulars, we will be joined by Ken Sweeny and possibly Mainbrace. A bunch
  17. It would be really nice to see you again Wendy. You can find the full Sunday schedule at the Porstsmouth Maritime Folk Festival thread on www.mudcat.org -- Tom
  18. Of all the concertina players I know, only John Roberts seems to have mastered both systems, but I suspect another English playing friend of learning Anglo on the sly. Peter -- I must disagree. The attitude of limited time limits everything. Play for todayand don't fret about what follows. It is only "play" after all -- Tom
  19. Now that I've got your attention, I'd just like to point out that there will be a serious display of concertina virtuosity at the PMFF next weekend (see Events listings) Among those performing will be Jeff Warner, assorted Wheatstone English; Ken Sweeney,great singer and player who is known to perform duets with English and harmonica; Bob Webb, big voice and McCann duet, made by Dipper; Chris Stevens, Concertina.net member, who is a terrifyingly superb Anglo player; Celeste Bernardo, also a serious Anglo player; Jerry Epstein, classical English player. And I'll be there with my Lachenal "
  20. Edward -- You might also want to go to mudcat.org. It's a site for folkies, including many concertina players and also has many members in the UK. It's free to sign on and you can find out all manner of things happening in or near your part of the world. A lady named Gillian posted here a couple months back looking for a concertina. I sent her to the 'Cat and she had one in less than two weeks. Good luck - Tom (curmudgeon)
  21. An even easier approach, IMO, is to look at the right hand column for the date and time of the most recent post. I usually have a pretty good idea of when I was last on, and if the time of the post is later than last time I looked, I go to it; I can also see what other posts may be new to me. Remember, fellow squeezers, that although figuring out this new system may be like learning a new fingering system, it will be worth the effort. I really hate to think that some of you whose posts I have enjoyed over the years are going to eschew this noble forum for want of a little effort and patience
  22. Chris, that seems to be a most reasonable assumption. But I would think that this new fancysite program would allow Paul or some other knowledgeable member to pin point the poster exactly -- Tom
  23. I just noticed that the number of posts has passed the 1000 point. Anyone know who was the 1000th poster. This milestone needs to be recognized -- Tom
  24. Jim -- You didn't even get another blue box, cube, square, whatever. You deserve better for your efforts -- Tom
  25. Then, pray tell, what was that other picture all about?
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