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About Orm

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    Irish music, Bluegrass, anglo concertina, mandolin, harmonica
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    Utrecht, the Netherlands

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  1. Well, I'd not say this is concertina - buttons seem to be positioned as on an accordion. And he doesn't sing "I'm playing a concertina". He sings about "гармошка", which translates as, probably, "harmonica". This term is usually used for Russian button accordions. Sorry to disappoint. It's a great kid's animation, though, and book on which it's based is very good as well.
  2. Oops, I thought I added some text to it but it looks like I didn't. Thanks for noticing! What I was going to say - I'm still searching for one, and I wanted to bump my post up in case somebody has one for sale. I agree with you that this task is close to impossible, but it's not exactly impossible. I know that at least one 31 buttons Lachenal of smaller size with inset metal ended style exists (the one I've missed in the Dublin store). I also recall I seen a post once on c.net about selling smaller size 32 buttons Lachenal, although I'm not sure if it was metal ended one. But anyway, my quest continues
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    Concertinas For Sale

    PM sent
  4. Forgive me if this was already asked, but I haven't found this information on the forum. What are the standard sizes of different brand's anglos? From my (limited) knowledge Lachenals are usually 6 1/4'' AF, while Jeffries are a bit smaller (6'' if I'm not mistaken), is it correct? And what about others?
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    Shipping To Germany

    What about usual post? I've recently shipped concertina from NL to UK by usual post.nl and I've used an option of insuring it (up to € 5000 if I'm not mistaken). Luckily all went well, the cost of delivery was € 30 with box.
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    Lachenal Anglo Quest

    Thanks, this matches with info I have, do you, by chance, have any recordings / sound files?
  7. Hi, Let's see if the 'internet' hive intelligence actually works I'm trying to find an owner of one specific concertina, it's Lachenal anglo, serial number 128527. I missed it once in the store, but I want to know more about it. If you know him, please pass him my details, if you're the owner or have some information, please PM me. Best, Roman
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    Lachenal? Inherited

    Oh my... that looks delicious! Lucky you. Thanks, I feel lucky as well (well, at least when we speak about this instrument). And the sound is exactly what I wanted it to be - not too loud, but with certain vintage qualities in it. The only thing - I play more and more shanties and backup on this instrument and I sometimes wish I have a 30 keys and a little bigger instrument. So I'm keeping an eye of similar instruments on the market as well. But for irish music it's perfect https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_uhaVZlok36bjV6czFJU2FGZkE5YUFta1ZMU0VkRlQxTTNn
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    Lachenal? Inherited

    Your instrument looks a lot like the one I have. My is small size (5.3'') and 26 metal buttons, other features are the same. I really like it. I think it's best Lachenal I've ever seen and played.
  10. Thanks a lot, Les, it was a pleasure to have a deal with you. Really glad that you like the concertina! So concertina is now SOLD and appropriate donation have been sent to concertina.net
  11. From my knowledge, in harmonica world this 'standard' tuning is known under the name 'Richter tuning'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_tuning "...It is named after Joseph Richter, a Bohemian instrument maker who adopted the tuning for his harmonicas in the early 19th century and is credited with inventing the blow/draw mechanism that allows the harmonica to play different notes when the air is drawn instead of blown..."