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  1. For sale (readers of this forum have first choice, before I try eBay): 1. Wheatstone EC model 22 (...) NOT LONGER FOR SALE. 2. Wheatstone EC Aeola Tenor-Treble (...) SORRY, SOLD 3. Wheatstone EC #11809 48 buttons, concert pitch, 5 fold bellows, sweet tone, but not loud. Offers over €1500. 4. Lachenal EC #35484 Non Pareil Model Amboyna ends 48 buttons, concert pitch, sweet tone, 5 fold gold tooled brown bellows; unbelievable stunning looks. A museum piece in excellent playing condition. Offers over €3200. All instruments are located in The Hague, Holland. Shipping costs for buyer. Pictures and other information available for serious prospective buyers. Contact me via PM. After any succesful sale, a donation will be made to Concertina.net.
  2. PM sent; check your Profile - Messenger - My conversations.
  3. Thank you Mark, I'm very pleased. I once heard Susanna and Adrian play together live, it was excellent ... so I'm looking forward to the CD.
  4. Quite right. My nr. 27918 is a tenor/treble, but is described in the ledger as: 'No. 20A Octo Bar Black 56 Keys 8" '
  5. Well, if anyone is interested in buying a concertina in the Netherlands, I have one for sale too. It's a 1920 raised metal-ended 48 key Wheatstone treble concertina, serial number 28605, model 22. (See my avatar). In very good condition and tuned in concert key. Same price as the one in the Amsterdam shop: €2300. Inquiries welcome. Photo's available. Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  6. Here's a second picture from another angle.
  7. Spotted this concertina today in the Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes/Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes (La Roche en Ardenne, Belgium).
  8. Look here for a map of Dutch concertina player's locations. Nobody in Amsterdam (but not everyone is present on this map). You could post at the Concertina Nederland forum: here. There's more to find on that site about concertina players, concerts, etc. in Holland (and Belgium). At this time, the calendar for May only shows an event at Nijmegen (that's not near Amsterdam).
  9. From "Goodbye to Berlin" by Christopher Isherwood (this is the novel that inspired the stage and screen musical "Cabaret"): "Down in the murky pit of the courtyard where the fog, in this clammy autumn weather, never lifted, the street singers and musicians succeeded each other in a performance which was nearly continuous. There were parties of boys with mandolins, an old man who played the concertina, and a father who sang with his little girls."
  10. Incurable tone deafness exist. According to Wikipedia: "Amusia refers to a number of disorders which are indicated by the inability to recognize musical tones or rhythms or to reproduce them. Amusia can be congenital (present at birth) or be acquired sometime later in life (as from brain damage). " I recommend reading Oliver Sachs' Musicophilia.
  11. This one is likely to be a Non Pareil (or Nompariel - sic - in an old Lachenal brochure I found on the WWW): . The brochure says: AMBOYNA, all pertaining to exterior finish tastefully matched, tempered steel reeds as "The Excelsior," and all essential requisites of a truly genuine Instrument. Ca. 1895.
  12. Possibly Frederica Weichsell, 1745-1786, a pupil of J.C. Bach in London, or Elizabeth Weichsell, 1768-1818, who later used the name of her husband, Billington. I'm not sure whether Elizabeth was the daughter of Frederica. More about Elizabeth at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Billington
  13. Actually, it is "Hammerschmidt" (without 'e'). See about him: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Hammerschmidt It seems to me that it concerns a composition from Hammerschmidt. Hence the mentioning of Hammerschmidt's Fest-, Bus- und Danck-Lieder, 1658 as source. If it was a composition of J.S. Bach, it would have a BWV number (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis); but there's no such number mentioned. If Bach was only the arranger of the composition in the Bach Chorale Book, but you don't use his arrangement but your own, you can name Hammerschmidt as composer, and yourself as arranger. Greetings,
  14. I have two Wheatstones with, and one without raised ends. To me, it makes no difference at all when playing.
  15. RatFace, thank you, not only for setting up this group, but also for contributing Rosline Castle. Do you have, by any chance, a written arrangement of this song as you play it? Would like to try this song too.
  16. Are you buying the hard case for another concertina? The Jackie comes in its own hard case. Edited: Sorry, ignore this post. When I bought a Jackie two years ago, it came with a hard case, but I've seen that they now ship it with a soft gig bag.
  17. Well, probably this is not a solution for a 64k oct EC, but: for a common 48k EC, like my Wheatstone model 22, I found a small but sturdy case at www.concertinaconnection.com for €50 (about GBP 35, USD 64). To fit the Wheatstone perfectly, my wife made four extra blocks in the corners (foam inside). She even made a small pouch in it (not on the photo's) for two screwdrivers (the Starrett 559A and 559B I bought from www.micro-tools.com after reading the Proper screwdriver thread on this forum).
  18. Lemon

    A China Scam

    This is another scam, but of the same kind. This Aeola was sold on eBay on May 20 for GBP 1920, see http://cgi.ebay.com/WHEATSTONE-AEOLA-56-KE...1QQcmdZViewItem And it is now offered again by a China scammer, Buy-it-now offer. Each time, the name of the scammer is different. This time it is gj54jj. Maybe he registered himself on Feb. 16, 2006, a hundred times or so. Each time, the feedback is (0) of course.
  19. Lemon

    A China Scam

    eBay has removed the item. Rather quick, took about one day. The link in my original post doesn't work anymore. This China guy had several other musical instruments for sale too. Probably all scams.
  20. Lemon

    A China Scam

    I was surprised , of course, to see that the same Wheatstone (even the same number) that I bought yesterday from Chris Algar, now is for sale in China for much less ! See eBay 7417250033 URL: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...50033%26fvi%3D1 Of course it's a scam. I informed eBay immediately. I wonder how long it wil take before eBay does something about it. (edited for URL)
  21. Thanks, but ... The Dark Isle was not the tune that inspired me. It was not known to me before (shame on me, but its only recently that I entered the folk song-world). The reason for starting this thread was: finding out if the tune in my mind is an existing tune ... if not, may I call myself a composer? If so, who is writing the words for the Unknown Lemon song? (Could start with: There's a tune in my head ... And it won't go away ...)
  22. Having checked the full score, I think my guess was wrong though there is some similarity. Here is a copy of the tune I guessed for anyone interested in comparing further. - John Wild [ <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Well, thanks anyway for trying ...
  23. Thanks David. Yes, I play it like a slow waltz. And you're right, the endings are quite similar.
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