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Wolf Molkentin

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About Wolf Molkentin

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  • Birthday 01/19/1960

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    music (with few exceptions)
    philosophy, politics + critique
    sailing close to the wind
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    Baltic coast, Schleswig-Holstein

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  1. Wolf Molkentin

    Hornpipe and polka rhythms?

    Peter, I understand "here" is referring to Ireland. Would you say there's a common way of playing hornpipes in Ireland, and if so, do they in any case get a dotted playing? Best wishes - 🐺
  2. Wolf Molkentin

    my first Anglo recording :)

    Hi @Paul_Hardy - here's my demo recording with my model 24 treble EC (in Cmaj for closer comparability, contrary to my former declaration after having tried the tunes on the TT). What do you say? I like the Anglo recording better (no surprise, with tunes like these in mind I tried the new-for-me system). Thank you once again for your attention. Best wishes - 🐺
  3. Mike, you're very welcome - a lovely and highly desirable intrument as for me (who nevertheless can't justify another acquisition at the moment). As to the English, thanks for the update - should you still have it in autumn 2019 and should we choose to visit Cornwall again then (which is subject to consideration at the moment) I would surely love to give it a try. Best wishes - 🐺
  4. Hi Mike - I get no pic showing the reeds as of now. Best wishes - 🐺
  5. Wolf Molkentin

    Hornpipe and polka rhythms?

    Hi Steve, I'm well aware of these notation variants (and personally prefer to have my hornpipes written out straight), but have been referring to an experienced fiddler who insisted that there were three styles of playing a hornpipe (she preferred the not-dotted variant of playing them herself and had large parts of the audience/students rather disappointed at first when she brought up the first hornpipe of the day). Best wishes - 🐺
  6. Wolf Molkentin

    Concertina care

    thank you - the plates look like the rust might even have been induced by the former player's fingertips...
  7. Wolf Molkentin

    Hornpipe and polka rhythms?

    Hoping to not having overlooked something already mentioned I would like to add that albeit my own playing a hornpipe has mostly been of the dotted variant as well so far, there seem to be traditions of playing them rather (or even completely) straight. OTOH, as to polkas there are tunes which I have immediately identified as a polka right from the dots, or a first run through, my leading case being "Johnny I do miss you" (Irish). I reckon particularly the B-sections have something to them which lets me picturing myself making polka steps (polka being one of the very few dances I tried in my younger days). Best wishes - 🐺
  8. Wolf Molkentin

    Concertina care

    Seán, would you care to provide another pic, showing these rusty steel parts? Best wishes - 🐺
  9. Wolf Molkentin

    Another concertina planet

    Might be worth trying, will possibly do so myself as I‘m very dissatisfied with my previous recording anyway, albeit mainly because of a terrible German-Accent-Syndrom 🙄
  10. Wolf Molkentin

    Questions for bandoneon

    John, you may very well have it completely right here, and your advice is valid in any event. However, we can’t know for sure and thus shouldn’t entirely rule out the possibility that the instrument might have in fact some issues... So the OP should primarily trust the instrument and develop his skills - but OTOH certainly not despair due to a possible deficiency of the instrument which could not be overcome at least by a learner. So @accordian feel free to report and raise questions when they occur, or don’t disappear... Best wishes - 🐺
  11. Wolf Molkentin

    Another concertina planet

    I hesitate to ascribe this (or any) approach to gender, but it‘s interesting and appealing in any event. My first steps on the Anglo, well, planet have brought me to occasionally thinning out or lightening my playing the EC as well, and this radical way of accompanying certainly gives another hint. Thanks for posting - 🐺
  12. Wolf Molkentin

    When was my Lachenal made?

    yes - I was reminded of the expression „rosewood-stained“ which has occurred in some concer adds
  13. Wolf Molkentin

    When was my Lachenal made?

    and the ends are apparently made of Mahogany...
  14. Wolf Molkentin

    What material to cover ends of a Lachenal concertina

    it will have an effect soundwise I reckon, maybe just a tiny bit... and the looks are good anyway, congrats
  15. Wolf Molkentin

    What our concertinas look like?

    my 20b Anglo team: 20 (+1) button Bb/F Crabb 20 button C/G Lachenal
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