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Frank Dudgeon

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  1. The couple of times I dealt with the Button Box were very happy ones, and more frequently I'd visit the web site and dream about getting something on offer. Their dedication to the instruments and players was very evident. Gonna miss 'em.
  2. Happy Birthday! Oh, to be 64 again. Those were the days.
  3. Sounds a bit like what John Spiers has been doing on his Isolation Pub Sessions series on Youtube. A few times he'll have what he calls "stops" (if memory serves) during a Morris tune - a pause and slowing of the tune for a few measures - which I guess coincides with the dances associated with those tunes. It's fun to watch the guest videos that jam with him as they adjust to those.
  4. This has been a very enjoyable series so far. He's uploading one a day, each featuring one of his squeezeboxes. In addition to playing a tune he opens them up and points out many interesting facts. They're uploaded at 6 A.M. in England, but since I'm in Oregon on the west coast of the U.S. I see them every night at 10. This may be the only concertina in the series but if you're also interested in melodeons and other accordions he brings out some gooduns. Good idea to post this Don.
  5. It did indeed sound wonderful. Thank you.
  6. Not a live play along, but may be of interest to some. John Spiers, excellent melodeon player of Bellowhead and Spiers & Boden fame has been conducting an "Isolation Pub Session" on Youtube. Each week he uploads a recording of several traditional tunes and invites musicians to play with him and record the results. Then he edits all the pieces together. A couple of days later he'll release a number of folks playing and usually another version with many more as more videos come in - on one I counted 25 people playing. Here's the latest example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7xb2GGupuc
  7. Well, that will stand out! I saw in the description the seller said it would be sent by Media Mail - but that looks like a typo. In the actual shipping charges it says $14.90 for Priority Mail, which I believe is the cost for a medium USPS Flat Rate Priority box. Media Mail definitely doesn't include concertinas.
  8. Here's a pretty easy way to find all of Judy's tutorials. Copy and paste "Hayden Tutorial (WHEEEEEE!)" into the search box at the upper right hand corner of this page. The quotation marks are helpful, otherwise you'll get a ton of search results. That search will give you the link to the first tutorial from 2013. Open that link and you'll see the first tutorial, and if you click on her avatar to the left of the tutorial you'll get Judy's profile which has links to the whole series of tutorials. Good luck
  9. Very nice - just visited your Youtube channel and saw you also uploaded some other goodies today. Really enjoyed them.
  10. Very cool, Jody. The scenery is lovely, as is the playing as usual. Thank you.
  11. Guitarist Guy Van Duser came up with this arrangement in the 1970's, and it was later covered by Chet Atkins (and quite a few others on Youtube). It was amazing to see in concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HmRKfX_jmQ&list=RD-HmRKfX_jmQ
  12. Stuart, Thank you for introducing me to this song, and thank you for your other recordings. I find the blend of your vocals, your phrasing and playing very compelling.
  13. Hi voyager, I had an Elise from the Button Box and I found it to be an excellent beginner concertina. In fact, Judy Hawkins from that establishment posted a number of beginner Hayden tutorials in 2013 on this site under Teaching and Learning which I found very helpful. I did sell mine on because of arthritis problems, not because of the Eiise. I'm now squeezing on a 22 button anglo thanks to Greg Jowaisas. It might be worth it to email the Button Box - at www.buttonbox.com - to see what the details on ordering from them might be. They're very friendly and helpful. The manufacturer, also in the U.S., is www.concertinaconnection.com for similar details, or maybe a lead on someone who stocks the Elise in the U.K. Good luck, Frank Edit: Just saw Geoff's post. That may be quicker and less expensive, so you might try that first.
  14. I love your vocals. Beautifully delivered. Of course, the anglo playing is delightful. I look forward to hearing more! Kudos.
  15. Just listened back to the CD Ken kindly sent me of the 10th anniversary show of Acoustic Blend - the public radio folk program that Ken did for a long time at Purdue. Ken included that performance by Chris Layer on the Scottish Smallpipes. Great stuff! Ken did a wonderful job on that show, and they just celebrated their 20th anniversary. Pretty cool. The squeezer's festival in Indianapolis looks intriguing. I'll keep my eyes open for that.
  16. That was lovely. I really enjoyed that. I'm another Boys of the Lough fan from way back.
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