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  1. Hi, John. My wife, Satomi plays a Dipper concertina (THE Co CLARE.) It's very quick and light. It has brass buttons and brown bellows. We appreciate your craftsmanship and great work. Your reeds are excellent! http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2012/12/anglo-concert-1.html I sent you a message and a photo of her playing it. We're looking forward to seeing your new website! Tomoyuki
  2. I joined a session last Wednesday. We talked about her and played these sets, which are from her CD "Bean Chairdin." (Jigs) Princess Nancy, Young Tom Ennis, Paddy McMahon's https://youtu.be/X2OaefTyUaM (Reels) Shaskeen, Lady of the Island, Hare's Paw https://youtu.be/knhT0bUlNX4 May she rest in peace.
  3. Although I haven't met her, I love her CD and music. May her soul rest in peace.
  4. Thank you for your comments. They are very helpful to me! I used felt because I thought the chamois I had was too thick and felt was more flexible than chamois. But, as you said, I think chamois is more reliable and durable than felt. So, I'll try to use chamois next time! I used glue which is used for wood, paper, cloth, skin, etc... I bought tuning bellows from David J. Leese in 2009. It's very convenient! I thought Wheatstone had used a little odd concertina reeds at that time (in 1950s and 1960s). http://www.concertina.net/mystery_wheatstone.html I guess I jumped to conclusions... Thanks so much! Tomoyuki
  5. Hi there, I repaired my H. Crabb and Son anglo concertina that had been made circa 1951. I wrote a blog post about it. http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2015/05/repairing-my-cr.html It has traditional concertina reeds. I like its tone. Thanks for reading this topic. Tomoyuki
  6. Hi Frank, I recommended your concertinas to a Japanese player last week because they're great concertinas and U.S. dollar and Euro are very strong now. I hope she get one! Tomoyuki
  7. Hello, I've finished fine-tuning the reeds of my Clover Kit today. It was a little difficult but very interesting! My blog Tomoyuki
  8. Hello. I bought a Clover kit in August. I finished building it today, except for fine tuning. I took some pictures while I was building it. http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/concertinaclover_anglo_kit/index.html Though it took much time, I've enjoyed it very much and learned many things about concertinas. I hope you enjoy reading my article. Tomoyuki
  9. I had enjoyed Leo's posts every week. I'm also very sad to hear that he passed away. May he rest in peace. Tomoyuki
  10. Hello. I recorded this set dance with my wife. It's one of my favorite set dances! http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2011/12/the-three-sea-c.html My wife played a Jeffries anglo concertina and I played a Grinter flute. Thank you for listening! Tomoyuki
  11. I uploaded each sound file on SoundCloud today. Now, you can download seven WAV sound files from my blog, and then you can compare them on your PCs. The sound quality of WAV files is much better than YouTube. http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2011/07/the-blackthorn.html I hope you enjoy listening to them! Tomoyuki
  12. Hello, Jim. Thank you for your post! Your comment is very interesting and very useful to me. In fact, I was wondering why there were less differences between these recordings than I had thought. I'll try to listen to concertinas more carefully in live settings. Tomoyuki
  13. Thank you for finding my blog! I enjoyed making this little challenge very much. I've always recommended Edgley concertinas to those looking for better anglo concertinas because they're very responsive and their sound is great. Cheers, Tomoyuki
  14. One reed of my Wakker anglo concertina had begun to rattle a few months ago. I fixed it last Saturday. I wrote the article about it, using these videos and some pictures. http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2011/10/rattling-reed.html I hope you enjoy the article! Cheers, Tomoyuki
  15. Hello. I wrote the article about setting reeds on my blog the other day, using this video and some pictures. http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2011/10/setting-the-ree.html'>http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/2011/10/setting-the-ree.html I hope you enjoy it! Cheers, Tomoyuki My blog : http://irish.cocolog-nifty.com/flute_concertina/
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