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John Dipper

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  1. That would be great - maybe we could rival the Cardashians 🤣 Oh no, wait, we actually do something useful! I can see a bigBrother format working - with your accent Theo - you could do the voice over! "John has been wandering around the workshop for twenty minutes now, wondering where the woggle punch is." "Rosalie has finished a set of bellows and is now in the diary room..."
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  3. Many thanks for very kind words. One of the reasons I didn't think it would work is they were after a roughly 11 minute segment, which means we'd spend days trying to work out what would be interesting and televisual, all to be crammed in between one commercial break. Also, if I'm honest, my experience of journalists is that they very quickly decide on a story (fairy tale) that they then skew everything towards and tell their own tale, despite the facts and more interesting (true) stories that you give them being better and real. I know that is their job to make things accessible,
  4. I’ve just had a very interesting phone-call with someone ITV4. They are interested in filming concertina making for the ‘Made in Britain’ series, and talked to Steve and Mary as well. I’m not sure why Steve and Mary were unable to help them but they very kindly recommended us. We thought about it for a long time, and found it a massively hard decision to make. On the one hand, it would be good to have a record of our making, but at the same time, especially in the time of Covid, it seems like an unnecessary risk to have 4 people visiting and being in close proximity for several days.
  5. Hello, Hope everyone is keeping safe and squeezing responsibly. I have one more December Music Workshop left. I am running four more workshops in January - they will focus on fantastic tunes from further afield than the UK - all instruments are welcome - please contact me if you are interested. The perfect gift for your wellbeing as we stare into the next lockdown
  6. Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping safe and well. In November I ran four fiddle workshops on Zoom, and am now running four more workshops in December - while I will be teaching on the fiddle, all instruments are welcome! Each workshop will focus on one tune, looking at how to create appropriate phrasing, rhythm and groove, as well as tone and dynamics to bring the tune to life. The workshops are filmed and available 'on demand' if you are unable to make the original workshop broadcast time, or want to revisit it. Please contact me through
  7. Thomas instrument was made by Colin and Rosalie and is a Restoin Duet system - it is a concertina and only has concertina reeds, none of those accordion reeds thank-you very. much ? The left hand bellows frame is deep enough to accommodate the three reedpans used on that side.
  8. Why has it got Shakespeare action, button spacing and ends, if it’s a Crabb/Jones/Jeffries? It could of course be an example of the famous Welsh counterfeiter Geoff Rhys ?
  9. Who would have thought that in each concertina, the tunes are pre- programmed - this one is going to have to be sent to a Swedish Musician I guess
  10. Hello, Please, if anyone knows anglo player Jim Penny, could they get him to contact me? Many thanks, and happy squeezing, John
  11. Now that you all have your 2019 diaries up and running - time to make a note that Emmanuel Pariselle and Richard Burgess will be holding an afternoon workshop and evening concert at The Old Road Tavern in Chippenham on Sunday May 19th 2019. They are coming calling into Chippenham, on their way from Lewes to Halsway Manor. Rosalie says there will be more information in late March... Please let anyone you think might be interested know.
  12. Anyone know why The attachment is no longer viewable?
  13. We found this in the archives concertina_copy.pdf
  14. It consists of a fully padded, soft play area with ball park, slides, rope swings and areial runways. Warning, some grown-ups may get stuck. Oops, wrong thread. No, more of a crèche for long suffering better halves to drop their errant partners off at, for some tunes and comraderie
  15. Just a quick message from Rosalie, lesoncontinu at Chateau d’Ars July 12 - 15 2018 All known or suspected concertina players are most cordially invited to join us for a Concertina Playgroup - probably at 3pm on Friday 13. Enquire chez Pierrot Accordeons for more information Don't forget your instrument! All systems and abilities welcome
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