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  1. skinsegan

    Early Model Suttner Concertina

    Hi folks, Unfortunately I need to sell my concertina. It has been my main concertina for a good few years now and has served me well. This instrument is one of the earlier models and as such has a beautiful tone you won't find on the newer instruments. These are very hard instruments to find. A new Suttner with the same specs is €5000 with a four year waiting list but these are slightly different instruments compared to the earlier models. It's an airtight instrument with very fast action and has been well played and looked after over the years. This would be a perfect instrument for an intermediate to advanced player. Get in touch if you want more info. Thanks, Alan
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    38-Key A4 Suttner For Sale

    https://www.donedeal.ie/brassandwind-for-sale/concertina-38-key-suttner/13798378
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    Jefferies 38-Key Bb/f Concertina

    Jeffries Bb/F Concertina for sale. https://www.donedeal.ie/brassandwind-for-sale/jeffries-bb-f-38-key-concertina/13726593
  4. Hi Everyone, I am thinking of starting up online concertina lessons. I have won numerous All-Ireland titles and have been teaching for years. This will require you to have a broadband internet connection, a webcam, mic/headset, and an Anglo concertina of course! You can download Skype for free and set up an account from www.skype.com If interested in these lessons get in touch, classes will range from 30mins to 1hr depending on your ability and all abilities are catered for. You can email me direct on eganalan@gmail.com for more information. Thanks for reading, Alan Egan
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    Online Concertina Lessons

    Hey All, New term of classes are starting in the coming week. If anyone else wants to book a place please email me eganalan@gmail.com. I have space for 4 more people this term. Thanks, Alan
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    The Blackbird

    And here it is with the attachment............ The Blackbird.mp3
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    The Blackbird

    Hi Jimbo, Here's the Blackbird on an Anglo. Sorry about the echo and the foot taping! Hope it helps....
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    Online Concertina Lessons

    Just to let people know that the classes are still going as I have been receiving alot of emails about it. The New term has just started this week. If you are interested in lessons contact me at eganalan@gmail.com. Thanks, Alan.
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    Online Concertina Lessons

    Just a quick note to say I am starting my second term of classes in the coming week. If I have not been in touch with some of you with details please email me.
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    1909 Wheatstone Linota

    Hi all, I'm afraid that as a poor student I have no option but to sell my beloved wheatsone. She is number 24091 and is a top class concertina. One of the best wheatstones I have played. She has a beautiful sweet tone and very responsive action. She is in Eb so C#/G#. I would much rather sell my suttner but I need it for teaching in D. This is a great concertina and I really want her to go to a good home where she will be played and not just seen of as an investment. This is why I am letting ye know here before hitting ebay. I have pics and some sound files. Email me for more info etc... eganalan@gmail.com
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    1909 Wheatstone Linota

    It must be an Irish thing, C/G is referred to as D, C#/G# is Eb, Bb/F is C. The key is usally the note you get when you play D button on the concertina. (middle row, middle button, left hand on a standard 30 key concertina)
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    1909 Wheatstone Linota

    Thanks Steve, As I said I want her to go to a good home where she will be played. So any "potential buyers" should know what I was talking about. Alan
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    Online Concertina Lessons

    My friend has a wireless netgear also. He has to connect by cable to the router to get a stable connection with skype. Think your right though, need to have a pretty decent router if you want skype to run ok with wireless.
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    Online Concertina Lessons

    Hi jlfinkels, Thanks for the handy tips! As of last week I have started the lessons and there have been no problems. Some of the lessons have been to the US and they may aswell be in the next room. Only thing I have noticed with Skype, some times the connection can brak up it you are useing a wireless connection, it seems to work alot better with a wired connection. Due to the amount of interest I don't have many places left between now and Christmas and who I have been teaching seem pleased so far with everything. Thanks again, Alan.
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    English V Anglo

    You really don’t get ITM and that is the problem. No point in continuing a discussion with you Misha. All the Best.
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    English V Anglo

    Traditional music? Written? Doesn't it sum it up? Almost all trad music has been written down at some stage. What's the problem there?
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    English V Anglo

    lol sinking to a lower level each time now I see. Nice. Before you drag me to the gutter with you I bid you fairwell.
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    English V Anglo

    Skins- you are making my brain hurt -- why have you debated this for an entire page, then? Your second sentence, above, is as obvious as a bear that defecates in the woods. why have I debated it?? did you forget that you said and then you agree with my second sentence??? No wonder your brain hurts.
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    English V Anglo

    I agree. All I heard there was 2 chords and notes. To me this is the same as playing ITM from notation with out any extras. I would give it ago myself having never attempted anything other than trad but I dont have that range on an Anglo. I thought the point was to show technicality? All that was there was notes. I am not knocking your playing, It is very well played but there is nothing technical about it is what I am saying. Do you have something that I would have the range to play on an anglo so I can give it a go? You are missing my points, my friend. It was you, who stated that ITM music technically is equal to "serious", but it's hard to talk to zealots, they read between the lines, and only what they are able to assume. You can knock my playing, it's just an illustration of what I'm working on. From this illustration I have proven the fact, that to play classical music one has to be just as ingenious, original, talented and what not, as any top ITM player out there. So there is no difference between them, an nobody plays from the "dots". In such capacity they can be compared, as their approach is the same. And your Anglo has larger range, than my Tenor. I only have 2,5 octaves at my disposal, and you have the whole octave more. Plus push/pull will add erzats intonation, that will sound better in the beginning, than anything attempted on EC. Give it a try, you'll have more appreciation of rowbustness, whit and humor of those classical players. Firstly I did not knock your playing, just stating what I can hear from your upload. Secondly the point you were supposed to prove was the fact that classical is more complex and technical than ITM. Our discussion was not about talent. And finally I dont have the low octave at my disposal to attempt the piece.
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    English V Anglo

    so you can double octave, throw in chords at will etc.... the list goes on. If one wanted to make there fiddle sound like a concertina just pick up a concertina and vice-versa. You really don't get the point. Seperate instruments, different techniques, etc etc etc.... been through this already. Skins-, skins-, skins- Chording is very rare in fiddling, (while drones and modal playing is the rule). The point, mine anyway, is that the range of expressiveness is far greater on fiddle. And combined with the variables of execution, much, much more complex than playing concertina (and, therefore, not as "easy"). But I'm talking to a person who would not know, as you are not a player. Okay, NOW I'm done .. I know what your point is, that is what we have been discussing. As i have quoted one of the best concertina/fiddle players in ITM and you still disagree, I really am wasting my time catty. I am not saying one is easier or more complex than the other. Why can't you accept that both are complex and the complexity or expressiveness depends on the musician not the instrument?
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    English V Anglo

    so you can double octave, throw in chords at will etc.... the list goes on. If one wanted to make their fiddle sound like a concertina just pick up a concertina and vice-versa. You really don't get the point. Seperate instruments, different techniques, etc etc etc.... been through this already.
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    English V Anglo

    Skins- you appear very defensive. My experience is that I am a player of both. Not at all, I just don't like to see rash comments made on something I feel strongly about. Nothing wrong with that. You are entitled to your opinion as I am. It just seems to me that you really need to be more adventerous with your concertina and see what she can really do. Endless possibilities. And just like pinball, it can be exciting and fun, not sure if I could say the same about golf.
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    English V Anglo

    Skins- there is no substitute for experience. That is why I got onto my mate to ask him. He is expert on both. Read the quote. And what exactly is your experience on concertina and fiddle? I can play the fiddle and lots of other instruments, but I only consider myself to be a concertina player.
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    English V Anglo

    Really didn't, you may love the concertina but obviously underestimate it. It is as versatile as any other instrument. To quote a friend of mine who has mastered both instruments, Only person I know who actually has, "i'd say the fiddle prob takes longer to get reeeeeeally good but i think to be reeeeeally good on concertina you need to be more musical theres just soooo much more scope on there" his exact words. Yes John I am only speaking about ITM as it's what i know best. I don't like to talk on stuff I don't know enough about. I would agree that alot of ITM was written by fiddle players but it easily can be played on any instrument. It really should not be a problem
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