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Peter Laban

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  1. I don't think anyone doubted that for a second (or said/implied they weren't)
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    Sporting Paddy

    Sporting Paddy is the tune that starts at 1.55. Is that what you're looking for? It's a very common tune. Here's one version of it: T: Sporting Paddy R: reel M: 4/4 L: 1/8 K: Gmaj |: EAAB GABG | EAAB G2ED | EAA2 GABd | edge dBAG | EAAB GABG | EAAB G2ED | EAA2 GABd | edge d2 || ef | ge ~e2 gede | ge~e2 a2ba | ge~e2 ged2 | efge d2ef | g2fg edBd| ge~e2 a2ga | bgab gedg | efge dBAG 😐
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    Great tune, need help for Ornamentation

    As always it is probably best to try before you buy. But I don't know what was going on in this instance , if she was nervous in front of a camera with an instrument she wasn't used to or anything else. She normally plays a nice concertina. I can imagine anything, even slightly, less responsive can wrongfoot you in those circumstances. I didn't mean to suggest the concertina was poor or otherwise sub-par for it's price range.
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    Great tune, need help for Ornamentation

    Aoife is a lovely player. The clip doesn't do her playing justice, whatever the cause of it.
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    Great tune, need help for Ornamentation

    The first tune Aoife is playing there is Bímid ag ól 'is ag pógadh na mBan, the second one is The Horseshoe, named for her grandfather's shop in Capel street. She doesn't seem to find that concertina very easy to play.
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    C# within 20 button CG Anglo.

    My son started off on an old 20 key we had on loan. It did have a C# albeit in a slightly awkward place (which didn't bother him). I don't remember where the note was located. So yes, it has been done.
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    Concertina Ryan Air

    FWIW, he EU will remain a single customs area after the UK leaves.
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    Concertina Ryan Air

    There is a limit on the number of items of hand baggage you can take though, if I remember correctly. So with just the concertina you will most likely be fine but if you carry other stuff, best check the website to be sure.
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    Please ignore the politics

    I really don't see why the politics should be ignored. It's a rather pressing issue. That aside, this has been on a parallel discussion on this thread for several days now.
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    Pubs in Ireland

    A bit more than that, in all fairness. It's a 'thing' now. By all accounts the quality can be a bit hit and miss though. And really great sessions, they're still the ones you hear about afterwards. It was sublime in Friel's last sunday, apparently. 🤤
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    Concertina as dominatrix ??

    That too probably but in the case I quoted, referring to George Melly's autobiography.
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    Concertina as dominatrix ??

    There was also the book Jackie Daly likes referring to: Rum, Bum and Concertina😊
  13. Peter Laban

    Anglo Concertina And Cello.

    Thanks C. This one is proving to be quite the persistent earworm: Fluffy Arabian Cat Disease Was looking at how you managed to swipe my signature, and it reminded me how true the sentiment of it is too, music does always give me a boost. Yesterday was a good day.
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    Embedding Test

    It is a very handy feature, I used it earlier posting a couple of photos and it worked a treat. Your post does leave me with an Instagram cookie, which I don't necessarily want.
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    Anglo Concertina And Cello.

    Bumping this subject up one more time after an entertaining afternoon in sunny Tulla. The venue was Cnoc na Gaoithe, a fine former convent building recently converted to a cultural centre, the concert taking place in a side room, the small stage in a little alcove that was once (I assume) a small chapel, its ceiling decorated, with some very apppropriate. cherubs. A small audience of around forty, older local people, young East Clare musicians who had just finished their classes (Frankie Gavin was taking a fiddle class in another room, before his concert with Noel Hill tonight), a few musicians keeping a low profile. Nice and relaxed. Good fun. Interesting bit about one of the Bass concertinas, Dipper bass6, that has a set of levers that convert it instantly from bisonoric to unisonoric and adds a facility for some rigorous note bending.