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  1. Copperplate distribution mail order are most reliable, you couldn't ask for a better service, run by the lovely Alan O'Leary. A great flute player and dedicated Irish musician and fan. He also provides a free podcast. He's supported so many Irish musicians with there album releases and has had available CDs that you wouldn't be able to get otherwise. You will also find him at all major Irish trad gigs in the UK providing his services to the artists attending. http://www.copperplatemailorder.com All the Best mory
  2. Simple answer would be no David as the pitch of the GD rows on your concertina are reversed on the DG melodeon. You can however adopt any or all of the available teaching materials for the CG Anglo re irish music to your GD with the acceptance of the obvious key differences. Good luck All the Best mory
  3. http://www.pghardy.net/concertina/kilve/kilve201110/here are a couple of pieces played by Paul McCann on the same model. John Connor made both of these and one other. Perhaps Paul will come in and comment on his? I'm sad to report John has recently retired after the sad loss of his dear wife, may she rest in peace, last year. He had the last of these, that he made towards the end of his making career, for sale last time I saw him, in the summer. I've heard Paul's many a time and can report a lovely bright full sound and a joy to hear. All the Best mory
  4. This is a 24 Button Lachenal (on 2 rows), Rosewood ended, 5 fold bellows, Bone Buttons in CG with Steel Reeds The extra buttons follow standard X row Left hand push pull G#A# (on end of C row) Right hand push pull C#D# (on beginning of C row) Left hand push pull AG reversals (on end of G row) Right hand push pull AG reversals next octave (on beginning G row) Some minor wear but not drastic (photos lit to over emphasis) no cracks or major repairs, original bellows, (few small patches 1cm approx. on bottom of bellows) can be seen in last pics. Checked over and tuned by John Connor mid 2014 New pads and springs by Mike Acott 2012 ? new Straps and Strap buttons by me 2013 Has standard pine/brown paper case sticky tape on edges but still protects (blocked in bottom so bellows don't distort) will sell for £500 + Postage next day UK Europe If your not already playing a 3 row this system makes a nice logical leap on the 20 button and doesn't take a great deal of getting used to, creates a style of its own. All the Best mory PM me please if interested
  5. This is one of John Connor's remakes for Chris Algar (Barleycorn Concertinas) using retrieved Lachenal reeds. Typical Connor Standard but without his Aluminium reed plates. Black Leather Bellows, Riveted Action, Brass Levers, German Silver Buttons, German Silver ends, Genuine Ebony facing on frames etc. very nicely done. Nice Condition, few minor marks on ends (but not on woodwork), very similar in sound to a Lachenal with the German Silver Ends (as you might expect) Been a nice well made concertina for me for last few years, but now surplus to requirements (be sad to see it go but isn't that always the case?) I got John to alter it to Jeffries layout when I first got it I believe it's about 7yrs old, regularly maintained by John Connor (he's local to me) every thing in good playable condition. Selling for £1650 + post (next day UK Europe) donation to C.net No case with it, (been using a Greg Jowaisas which I am keeping sorry), if that's a problem for you I may go halves on one to fit from HobGob about £40 total (easy to block, I'll do it if you can't) will be very securely packaged regardless of that, I have never had any delivery problems with either Concertinas or Button Accordions/Melodeons. Hope it's of interest to someone, I think it's fair money for a middle ground playable Concertina PM me please All the Best mory will send pic's, sound file, layout etc, if and when.
  6. Please help Caroline Regan track down her stolen Concertina; It is a Wheatstone 40 key anglo with black bellows and metal ends. It was stolen this afternoon (Sunday 15th December) from the Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood. The case was dumped outside the pub. If you see or hear of anything please get in touch with Caroline at caz4regan (at) hotmail.com Caroline would be extremely grateful for any help spreading this message far and wide Thanks
  7. It had over 2 grands worth of bids this morning, now down to a grand so someone seems to have changed their mind as to what they think it is and withdrawn bid. Come on guys put us in the picture? please AtB mory
  8. Really good to hear its gone to a player. If its the Pat I think it is it couldn't have gone to a nicer bloke or lovely player. I hope your pleased too. Will that be a new Melodeon in the pipeline then? All the Best mory
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    Last few hours for this one looks fair condition http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wheatstone-concertina-/170802055393?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item27c49888e1 Finishes 10.04 today Gone now £2250 anyone here?
  10. It says "Do not know how to play this concertina. This video is intended only to hear some sounds to be evaluated by prospective buyers" he's not kidding mory vid posted 7 jan 2012 got to be worth an email
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    Jeffries sold

    Just thought you'd missed it Jim. no worries mate
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    Jeffries sold

    Chris provides an invaluable resource to the concertina community by buying old concertinas, sorting out the wheat from the chaff, getting expert restoration and repair work done and reselling them at market price. Yes, we pay a premium to buy from him, but the value we get from that higher price is quality we can rely on. I couldn't be happier with the concertina I bought from him and don't begrudge him his profit in the least. seems we are in agreement then Jim if you read above a few replies, mory
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    Jeffries sold

    When I say you have to admire Chris I mean it, his talent for buying, restoring, and selling, and every thing that intails, thus entering back into the playing world instruments otherwise lost is legendary. I wouldn't imagine if he is putting lots of work out to the various highly skilled restorers he uses that he would pay quite the same as a one off member of the public, but regardless the market drives the price and they are what they are. Andy why don't you take some of your work to Chris and see if he has anything for you. We all need patrons if we are any sort of artisan or craftsman, lets face it we have to go with things how they are. All the Best mory By the way I felt I had seen that one before with the mark over the name anyone else?
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    Jeffries sold

    Yet another win by Chris Algar You have to admire the man http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jeffries-31-button-Concertina-Restoration-/130628000433?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item1e6a091ab1
  15. Just wanted to say arn't we lucky to have Bertram's direct imput on this. So a big thank you Bertram for taking the time and trouble to stay in touch in relation to your latest tutor and for getting the first audio files up on your site. I think I may have been the first person in the UK to get a copy (after reading Bruce's post) and although I've not had as much time as I'd like on it I find it a very interesting approach and look forward to some more time with it, so once again Thanks Bertram All the Best mory
  16. This on Theo's site http://www.theboxplace.co.uk/purchase/Crabb/prod_150.html This on the bay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LACHENAL-Bb-F-40-KEY-ANGLO-CONCERTINA-METAL-ENDS-/150610681180?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item2311189d5c no connection etc mory
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    Connor Rebuild

    A nice bargin at this price Connor C/G rebuild for Chris Algar at Barlycorn http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250816403625&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT I've got one of these I've had converted to Jeffries layout by John Connor a great little Concertina this one on Ebay has about 3 hrs to run No connection, just thought there might be interest. mory
  18. Top quality ones as well maybe someone could ask him? http://www.dickmiles.com/myshop.htm
  19. Dick Miles know's all about concertinas at sea
  20. Hi John, dont know if its any help, but some of the rebuild work using old reeds that has been done by Connor and Wakker for Chris Algar (Barlycorn), reputedly use reeds from unrepairable and less desirable (price wise) Duets and basic English, I'm in touch with Connor, in fact I'm seeing him later this week and if you provide a list I can ask, but maybe the purchase of either mentioned would be better, you'd probably find the time if you had the reeds? good luck mory send me a pm
  21. No Mory, I think they're probably talking about .... This Thread! Cheers Dick Exactly. Thanks Dick.
  22. I spoke with Sean a short while ago, his new concertina I believe is the Dubliner, different to the Garvey and although it uses TAM accordion reeds they have brass frames, the concertinas are made by his son, I think they are developing a high end one as well, which is probably where the Suttner parts come in.
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