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About wally

  • Birthday 08/08/1952

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    Photography, Art, Holidays, Nature, Sport and of course music
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    Gloucestershire uk

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  1. Thanks Chris I knew someone would come up trumps, and there was a sort of Cunningham connection. I guess I heard it on Transatlantic Sessions. As a lover of Scottish Isles I aught to make the long overdue trip to Shetland, though they do seem to have an inordinately high murder rate mmmm. On the other hand one can never have too many jumpers. Dave
  2. There is a tune played on the bbc series 'Shetland', I've heard it before but can't place it. On bbc iplayer now Series 2 'Dead Water' part 1, 50mins 30 secs in. I had a thought it might be one of Phil Cunninghams. Any takers? Dave
  3. We are Cornwall bound this week, does anyone know of any sessions in the Polperro area that we could gatecrash. Live music of any description would be great. Cheers Dave
  4. More concertinas for sale at Bonhams this week in three lots here.
  5. Don't no wether it counts but I've been learning 'Last of the Summer Wine' theme on my EC and I think it has great potential. Maybe someone a little more adept than me could give it an airing? Dave
  6. I thought I'd refer you to this topic I posted some time ago. The repair I made is still airtight at the moment and I use the box daily. Dave
  7. Apologies to William Congreve but misquotation is what I do best. Dave
  8. Music is supposed to sooth the savage beast. The action starts at 1.14 minutes. You have been warned.
  9. Using the analogy of language brings up an interesting thought. A living language is not a rigid thing. Over a period of time it changes, it takes influences from other languages, the fluent speakers bend and shape it, play with it distort it and break it,s rules. There are those that cannot accept the way the language changes and will spend their energy wailing about how the language is 'going to the dogs'. There are some that will spend their life trying to convince others of the importance of the correct placement of an apostrophe. No right thinking person would suggest that we all revert to they way the language was spoken in the dark ages. Surely the language is enriched by all the nuances and diversions that shape it's development. And so it is with music. We can't be sure how music was played in the past and so the 'traditional' way of playing at any given time is transient. However the best music and language builds on what has gone before it is not diluted by each generations influence but enriched by it. There will be pedants that take the protection of a tradition too far and so attempt to stifle innovation from within the tradition. History tells us such endeavor will be futile. Dave
  10. Priscilla I've been playing for about a year now and my practice consists of playing through the 20 or so tunes I know well enough without needing to refer to the score. I usually play each tune several times, studiously ignoring bum notes and stutters. Then I practice scales, at least the most common ones. When I get bored or frustrated I pick on a tune at random, search the internet for the score and try to play it just for the fun of it. Usually this extra tune will not form part of my small repertoire but is just a diversion from the routine. The latest diversion is 'The Trail of the Lonesome Pine' as made famous by Laurel and Hardy. It never fails to bring a smile to my face which must be a good thing. Dave
  11. The clue is in the ebay description. I read that but can find no reference to the maker? I meant apart from in the description of course
  12. The clue is in the ebay description. I read that but can find no reference to the maker?
  13. Any ideas regarding the identity of the concertina maker?
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