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  1. Mine is outside in Florida mid 90 degree topped-out humidity all the time with no ill effects. Don't leave it in a hot car, and be ready for unexpected rain. Or better yet, buy a Rochell for the trip. NNY
  2. I owe a little apology for the off topic post. Somehow posting the question gave me another way to search, and here it is http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/05/reel.htm And this is who I hear in the pub. NNY
  3. Leo, you are spot on. I use an American Tourister for my baritone, having ripped out the interior and then replaced it with covered padding. I do put a strap over it in case it unlatches. This is a very sturdy case, and as traveled all the way to Hawaii with me. I even snagged one out of a garage sale I stumbled upon, just in case I needed a second. NNY
  4. Somewhat off topic, but I am asking here because I suspect this is a great pool of folks that listen to this type of music. I love St. Anne's Reel; a favorite when I was more serious on my fiddle. I am looking for a title for a song that used the reel, but it was incorporated in a song where a traveler (maybe a sailor) was stranded in the town and could hear it being played in the pub below his room. I heard this played in a really nice pub in Virginia, but can't find the song or the performers. NNY
  5. Gosh its been hot in Florida. Big thunderstorm came through this afternoon. We lit the candle in our ship's lantern, turned the chairs around to look out the picture window, and I played the wonderful baritone Bob Tedrow made for me. Cyrano de Bridiac (Blue and Gold macaw - like from Pirates of the Caribbean), was perched on my chair, and I got through most of my Irish and Scottish tunes before the storm ended. Then Lynn asked me to play Waltzing Matilda for her, and I ended it up with Auld Lang Syne. A very mellow afternoon. I felt very pirate in the light of the big lantern. NNY
  6. Another one! Moby Dick, 1956, with Richard Basehart. English 'tina in the tavern, playing A'roving, and it looked like it was actually being played!
  7. Refreshing level of political snarkiness for a site dedicated to concertinas. In fact I did go down to the marina after our Independence Day barbecue and played my Anglo for awhile.
  8. I stood around the shop for a couple of hours and watched Bob put the action (the left side I think)in your Harley. I sure wish it had been finished so I could have snuck a couple of tunes out of it. As it turns out I never even got to hear how it sounded.
  9. A very square 'tina played by a Pirate Book in Pagemaster. Starts at about 5:40 in this video. NNY
  10. Nothing cheers me up so much as a new tune. Just working out The Southwind and Fanny Power as a medley. Now for chords and ornamentation. NNY
  11. I have not yet posted any videos of my playing, but here is one of Bob with my baritone before he shipped it. I will really give your standard some thought, I have wanted something in the normal range for awhile. Unfortunately, like you, I have had some medical expenses recently which I am paying off. I will watch yours, and if it is still around in awhile see if I can make an offer. BTW, you sounded good in the video. I
  12. Where are you located? This is the Zephyr?
  13. I'm on Facebook, and went looking for concertina references, which I did not find. NNY
  14. Ha, I actually watched this movie on the tube sometime in the last couple of months. They never seem to put much effort into faking the squeezebox do they. Funny thing is, this is exactly what we'd all be doing on a foggy night in the lighthouse. GJ
  15. Randy, I am curious about the music you were playing; by title. I do not play, nor particularly care for, the Irish concertina music you will typically find if Google up "Irish Concertina." The Irish I play is more of the ballad tunes, like The Minstrel Boy or The Four Green Fields. I am particularly interested by your comment that you play WWII era songs. Two of my favorite things to play are several minute long medleys of American Civil War tunes, and one of WWI tunes. A favorite that always gets a good response is The White Cliffs of Dover. NNY
  16. I worked out this song earlier this week:-) I don't sing as well as Bing, but I sure play the concertina better. NNY
  17. I thought I could compete until I saw this. Mine only has 10 folds :-( Here's a video of it before Bob shipped it to me. NNY Longest Bellows: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7183&view=findpost&p=67790 Thanks Leo
  18. Thanks everyone. Tom was right, the boost was not just my ego, it was just a plain wonderful night and I felt great for the next 24 hours. NNY
  19. I am staying at the Hope Lodge in Atlanta for six weeks of radiation therapy. I am now in week four. I try to play my concertina (Tedrow baritone) an hour each day, usually out on the deck or in the piano room here. I always worry that I am intruding on the other guests, but no one has said anything. Today it was rainy, so I played in the piano room. Well...I gathered an audience of seven, took all sorts of requests, did several numbers in duet with a lady on the piano, and had to play Danny Boy three times (the last time for someone streaming video on his phone back to his family). My usual hour turned into an hour and a half, and I never had so many compliments thrown at me before. Boy, if every session could be like this, I could get addicted to this thing :-) Please excuse my gushing, I've never experienced anything like this before. NNY
  20. Well my baritone and I finally made the pilgrimage to Birmingham and the Homewood Musical Instrument Company. I have spoken to Bob several times, and emailed, and now Twittered, but I had never met the man. I am on extended stay in Atlanta for medical reasons, and decided that was close enough and I would finally meet the man and see the shop where my wonderful concertina was born. I got there about 1130, and there is no Model T in front; darn I wonder if I should have called first. Well, I step inside, and there he is in a white shirt and tie, pin stripped vest and black sleeve protectors. Bob didn't know me from Adam, but did recognize one of his "children" as soon as I opened the case. He really remembered mine when I did the "enormous extention" routine :-) Once I handed the baritone to Bob I found out he plays a lot better than I do! I have only ever seen two concertinas in person; my first Rochelle and my baritone, so I was looking forward to seeing some at the shop; alas there was only one in almost finished condition, which Bob let me fiddle with a little. I am going to have to get a standard. I got to watch Bob put the action in on one end of the Harley he's building. That is an interesting little rectangular box, I wish I could be around to see how it sounds. Watching the action being built was a real study in handcrafting. No wonder the waiting list is so long, Bob has to put a lot of time and love into his creations. I also met one of Bob's associate, who I hope will forgive me for forgetting his name. Anyway, he was hand building a banjo. Specifically he was working the drum body with a scraper. From that one piece I could tell the whole instrument would be beautiful. Even though the shop was small, and, shall we say, colorfully filled with scattered tools, instrument parts, scraps and sawdust, you could not help but see how much attention to detail and ingenuity goes in the work there. Not sure I'll ever make it back there, but I am glad I made it once. Take a look on Bob's Twitter page to see me and my Precious. Oh, and Bob, if you get anything interesting in, in the next 5 weeks, post about it and I might run over. I would love to see and play another 'tina. NNY
  21. Does it count that my daughter plays a uke :-) Seriously, I have been trying to get her to work up a tune we can do as a duet. NNY
  22. I live in Titusville, Florida. I came across this: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn96027111/1900-06-15/ed-1/seq-6/;words=concertina+Titusville'>http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn96027111/1900-06-15/ed-1/seq-6/;words=concertina+Titusville Choose the PDF option, and use the search for the word concertina, and you will find a reference to the Boers. Kind of interesting. In high school (1970) I worked for the Star-Advocate newspaper here, I suspect a direct link to The Florida Star. Their original building is still in our old downtown, but is a furniture store now. NNY On edit, this link might take you there http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn96027111/1900-06-15/ed-1/seq-6/
  23. That's a steel guitar or a Dobro. Played with a slide, and pretty common in C&W music. NNY
  24. Thank you so much for posting this. I heard this song performed on a Prairie Home Companion, maybe 30 years ago, and did not catch the performer or name of the tune. Off and on I have looked for it several times with no success. NNY Ah ha! http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiLOGDRIVR;ttLOGDRIVR.html
  25. I have a bunch of stuff memorized, in addition to my fiddle music books when I feel like reading music. I have to keep a cheat sheet of titles or I forget to practice some of them. Here's some favorites: La Marianne The Song from Moulin Rouge The Carousel of Life (Howl's Moving Castle) I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen Londonderry Aire The Minstrel Boy Scotland the Brave The Four Green Fields A Civil War Medley Aura Lee Lorena Dixie Battle Cry of Freedom Yellow Rose of Texas All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight We're Tenting Tonight Keep Your Powder Dry The Bonnie Blue Flag Just Before the Battle Mother Marching Through Georgia The Vacant Chair Battle Hymn of the Republic My Buddy Mademoiselle from Armentieres Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag It's a Long Way to Tipperary Bless them All Lillie Marlene Keep the Home Fires Burning A Long, Long Trail A'Winding The White Cliffs of Dover Sleeping Beauty Waltz An Affair to Remember Wedding Song from Fiddler on the Roof Homeward Bound Moscow Nights Ashoken Farewell Somewhere Over the Rainbow And many others in my schizophrenic selection of music :-) NNY
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