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Howard Mitchell

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  • Birthday 12/30/1951

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    I play the Anglo - Wheatstone 40 button in C/G, Norman 36 button in G/D, Lachenal baritone 30 button in C/G and Lachenal 20 button bass in C/G.

    I have a baritone English but don't play it very much.

    My repertoire is mostly English.

    I also play melodeon and double bass.
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    Thorpe Satchville, Melton Mowbray, UK

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  1. I’m guessing you mean that the threads in the wood are stripped so that the screws will no longer bite. You can fill the holes with a mixture of baking soda and super glue. Then drill pilot holes and re-fit the screws.
  2. And just for fun, in the lower key of C on a Lachenal baritone anglo https://youtu.be/_D6LED_P9Uo
  3. Here's my contribution played on an Andrew Norman G/D Anglo https://youtu.be/JXqQj_8RSFA
  4. I had the pleasure (?) of deconstructing the blue meanie (Scroll down a bit from this link.) to find out how it worked, fix a few reeds back in place and seal some joints to make it playable.
  5. There’s a Facebook group called Tunesday Tuesday that I occasionally contribute to. This week’s tune is the Teatree Waltz and as my recording is somewhat concertina heavy, I thought I’d post it on here as well. https://youtu.be/1s1gt-UXJGY The melody is on an A.C. Norman Jubilee Anglo in G/D, the chords on a Lachenal C/G baritone Anglo and the bass on a Lachenal 20 button C/G bass Anglo. There’s a biography of the composer, Val McGinness at https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mcginness-valentine-bynoe-14671
  6. Or do a search on YouTube for Bernard Wrigley. e.g. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f2CJOkIt9v8
  7. Try https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2j-Z7-ucS04 starting about 53 minutes in.
  8. Here’s a video of me playing a single action baritone. It has “gills” in the bellows. https://youtu.be/ZeOHX1kC0lw
  9. There are normally two long thin screws, one in the centre of the little finger rest and another in the centre of the thumb strap. The head of the second one often disappears into the leather. Can you post photos showing the pin. Mitch
  10. Dave, Your post mentioning single action baritones reminded me that I have one. Now, I usually play anglo, this is the only English concertina that I have and my playing ability is limited. But, here's a quick clip of a piece that I used to play as a song accompaniment. You can see the "gulping" on occasions. The instrument has weighted brass reeds and the bellows have been recently replaced by Mark Lloyd-Adey. https://youtu.be/ZeOHX1kC0lw Mitch
  11. Here's a video of me fighting my Lachenal baritone anglo in C/G. https://youtu.be/ThnDzvDi0U0
  12. It looks to me as if the pitches of many of the buttons have been misinterpreted. If you compare the layout with a Bb/F instrument and add sharps or flats in some places it starts to make sense. Maybe it’s in old tuning and simply comparing each note to a piano and taking the nearest interpretation leads to the layout given. Mitch
  13. The lever arm passes through a hole in the button. The hole should have a felt bush, like a felt tube, which the end of the arm goes through. If you’re getting a metallic sound when you tap the button without playing a note it’s possible that the felt bush has come out of the hole. If you’re lucky the piece of felt may be in the action box and can be replaced. Mitch
  14. But why is concertina.net opening an audio stream in the first place. I have hearing aids which are capable of receiving audio from my iPad using Bluetooth. When I open c.net the hearing aid stops listening to the outside world and tunes in to the audio stream, with no content. Most annoying!
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