Jump to content

Alison Scott

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Alison Scott

  1. Coming late to this, but Sea of Thieves is a hugely successful pirate themed video game in which every player is issued with a concertina as part of their starting equipment. It has over 30 million players, so if even a tiny fraction of them decide that they’d like to learn more about concertina it will have a major impact on the hobby. This is the sort of publicity that most folk instruments only dream of.
  2. This is spiffy, both Joel’s original interpretation and your splendid transcription.
  3. As arranged by Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, who is teaching me concertina. From Playford's Dancing Master, 1726 edition. https://www.cohenbk.com https://playforddances.com/dances-2-3/prince-of-hesss-rigadoon-the/ I'm playing a 30-key C/G anglo made by Holden Concertinas. You can read more about this instrument here. https://www.holdenconcertinas.com/?p=1877 I am ridiculously happy with this instrument and with what I've managed to do with it in a year (thanks to the complete disruption of my social life). Though I should warn beginners that I play many other instruments including, critically, melodeon, and that has definitely helped. This is however the first time I've felt able to share a video with people who aren't close friends.
  4. I wonder if Gary has any plans to issue a Kindle version of this one? I will buy it on paper if I have to but I'm trying to buy as few paper books as possible.
  5. It appears to be available from Free Reed - have you tried phoning them? http://www.free-reed.co.uk/frrr15
  6. What a splendid and well-researched list! Thank you!
  7. This is a fantastic resource, thank you so much! As for what I've been doing in lockdown; I bought my first concertina and am learning to play it. Our morris side was doing socially distanced practice when it was legal but has stopped again now. I miss all my folkie friends; our club is not doing any music but we are getting together for a Zoom drink from time to time. I'm doing a certain amount of reading and crafting, and working from home (my business is only somewhat affected). My house is no tidier; funny, that.
  8. While we're on the subject of Holst, Gary, have you by any chance arranged Thaxted for the Anglo?
  9. I've signed up! My concertina arrived in the post today and now I just have to learn to play it. So this announcement was very timely.
  • Create New...