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  1. This looks like an interesting beast. https://www.ukauctioneers.com/auction_catalogue.cfm?itemID=20E9CB0FD7D62CF5D3E5FECEFF580CE4E929A3C3&auction=21EAC30AD5&action=6&rangepage=12&currentpage=1&showLots=50&sortBy=lotsort&lotView=list&imagesOnly=N Chris
  2. One of my port of calls, when I visit the main university campus. They pretty well always have a few squeezeboxes in. (pricing is at the usually at the high end though)
  3. It's a mobile number, so may be set not to accept international calls .... they can cost you large amounts to receive as well as to send!
  4. Roy and his family, or the concertinas? :-) concertinas flying south for the winter, a nice thought
  5. Roy did some repairs to my concertina last year, he was good at answering emails. The address is on the Accordian Magic website. (He did say that they sometimes fled to warmer climes in winter though) Chris
  6. A bit further afield, there is a monthly tune session at the Eldon Arms in Knutsford around 9pm on the first tuesday of the month, ie this tuesday - 5thapril, where you'll usually find a couple of EC players (myself and another regular) plus a few melodeons, fiddles etc.
  7. In Stockport, you could try the Folk club /sessions at the Midway. http://www.midwayfolkclub.co.uk/ Linda (pictured on the webpage) plays EC and is a regular. Chris
  8. Our local auction house. We'll probably go along and look (DH wants to check out the fiddles). I don't expect any bargains here!
  9. Ladeeeees and gentlemen! Now for something completely different. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UkTl1ecJ46QQ (I was alerted by a photo in our local newspaper), but missed the performance in Tatton Park) Chris
  10. See here: http://rowlhouse.co.uk/concertina/pictures/index.html Looks like the rowlhouse site is down at the moment.
  11. The tuning of the two reeds is also likely to be marginally different which might give the feel of a different tone, especially if played as part of a chord.
  12. Having just listened to BBC radio4's saturday afternoon drama "Dead Girls tell no tales" on the 60th anniversary of the killing off of Grace Archer, it thought that the ARcher's intro music should count as about as English Trad as you can get, so maybe I can find an arrangement of this. (Its actually a piece called "Barwick Green", a "maypole dance" from the suite My Native Heath, written in 1924 by the Yorkshire composer Arthur Wood) ah-ha ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thearchers/entries/cf86ac12-7540-362d-8030-a2c3dffabe1e nope - links are gone. This maybe better http://www.gasworks-scratchy-folk-orchestra.co.uk/onlinescores.htm
  13. http://www.concertina.com/chambers/lachenal-production/ Have a look at the chart here - there are some confirmed serial number/dates to reduce the date span. perhaps mid 1890's
  14. My first Lachenal with the plastic ("erinol") buttons was a 60000 series number (Chris Algar reckoned it must have been almost the last one out of the door in ~1936) It seems the plastic buttons started around the late 1920's so your concertina will certainly predate that. (I think that you should be able to find the serial number at both ends - but wait for someone who knows better to confirm!) edited - crosspost - I see you've found the number :-)
  15. I always try clearing the browser cache if a forum starts behaving out of line.
  16. I think that the Lachenals with coloured buttons are called tutor models. (The red buttons are "C") Earlier models had bone buttons and the colouring does wear off, there may also be the remnants of the note names on the buttons. My first concertina was a later model and the buttons are an early form of plastic and the colour doesn't fade on these. Chris
  17. Is this the one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwUUDypEDNQ
  18. There used to be a Crane player at a Beginners Workshop that I went to for a few years. It's in Eaves Green (Chorley). First Sat on the month - so this saturday.(5th Sept) http://chorleytradmusicsessions.org.uk/wp/slow-and-steady/ And perhaps if you contact the organiser (very helpful guy), he'll be able to tell you if the duet player still attends. Chris edited to add... The Muisc Room in Cleckheaton usually has a efw nice concertinas (but no Duets at the moment) and Chris Algar (Barleycorn) in Cheshire isn't that far away....
  19. Finally (as detailed in my Theme of the Month contribution...) https://soundcloud.com/chris-jordan-45/tv-and-wren The first tune is Theme Vannitais, the the second is the Wren, which I just called "An Dro". These alsways seem to get played together in local sessions, tjhough occasionally someone will add another one at the end, but haven't learnt that yet. These are fairly unornamented since I've just picked them up by ear from a mass of people playing.
  20. Finally ..... https://soundcloud.com/chris-jordan-45/pmb Planxty Maggie Brown as learnt by ear from a local session. (I don't think anyone's put this tune up yet.) Some friends sometimes play this as a VERY fast jig! I've just crept in under the end of the month barrier after a serious fight with getting the tunes onto the computer. I've always recorded on my old minidisc player to get decent quality. But having done the recordings, I just discovered that doing anything with them was impossible with Win8. Sony no longer support these old player/recorders :-(. I finally spent many hours searching and found some linux software which eventaully compiled and ran (!!!) in a linux install in Virtual Box (I always a have a few virtual machines lying around for testing work stuff). And can report that qhimdtransfer gives asimple basic and WORKING interface to drag PCM/WAV files off the recorder - big smiley!!
  21. The other concertina player that I see regularly at a local session has a 48 button Lach. tenor (plain rosewood, metal button) It's a little large than his Lach. treble but not much.
  22. Unfortunately, I am the someone watching the sheep this week , while my friend is selling her wool at a markiet 1000 km away ). In a region of about 7500 sq km with about 7500 people, backup personnel are a fantasy. That's one of the reasons why I've travelled so far to help out. (The other big reason is that I love it here. ) Off topic :-) What sort of sheep? (speaking as a spinner)
  23. DH plays fiddle and prefers Irish sessions so I have always tagged along with my EC and played. Generally these aren't very hard-core sessions and no one has commented, but I get the impression that a lot of them don't realise that it's the "wrong" sort of concertina! And as long as it's small and concertina shaped no one really looks any closer :-) ChrisJ
  24. Perhaps you could add the tune that I know as "Jolly tars of the Victory" aka "News of the Victory" or "Tars of the victory" Here's a version on concertina. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gtGnHEamtM(Ian Bell on Anglo)
  25. Breton: the Wren Thanks for the name, I've played that tune for a long time (usually paired with Theme Vannatais (sp?) and only had the name "An Dro" for it :-)
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