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About JohnMoncton

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    Concertinas & Folk Music
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    Juneau, AK & Boston, MA
  1. JohnMoncton

    Does Anyone Know What My Friend Has Inherited?

    The closest thing to "FC & S" that I can think of is F. C. Nickolds & Son. Many concertina makers worked under a couple different corporations or partnerships, so if you can find a surname with an F in it, you're probably halfway there.
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    Tune Of The Month For April: Waltz From Boda

    For those of you who don't live close enough to Stockholm for Swedish radio, here's a playlist with all these awesome takes on Waltz from Boda:
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    Suggestions For Future Tunes Of The Month

    A lot of English dance tunes are fun, here's John of Paris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQLxuohgck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUViUY_vRDw
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    How To Publicise New Tunes?

    A few of the brilliant musicians on this site have been successful at getting their work seen on Youtube. You might try that, and then set up a blog to support it with notation or sheet music, and maybe a little info about the tunes. If you let us know when it's done, you might get a couple folks to put videos up with links back to your site, maybe twice that from Melodeon.net. A couple folks are putting up a song every day, and it's getting tougher to find new material.
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    French Dance, Augusta, Maine, April 6

    Is there a mailing list or Facebook page for this kind of thing?
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    'take On Me' By Aha, On The English Concertina

    Thank you, it began as a half hour project, but it's been an interesting challenge to try to adapt modern pop songs to an industrial-revolution era instrument. I try to put together a song a day, so many of these are in a developmental stage, but I think I'll polish them up in a few months.
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    Tune Of The Month For April: Waltz From Boda

    Absolutely. I've been doing a song a day for a while now, and although many aren't as polished as I'd like, it's awesome seeing the improvement since I started. Likewise, it's been inspirational to see other folks improve as well.
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    Tune Of The Month For April: Waltz From Boda

    Jim - is that the Waltz Book by Bill Matthiesen? Are the later volumes as great as the first?
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    Tune Of The Month For April: Waltz From Boda

    Here's my first shot at it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYomBtWW0tE Waltzes are tricky, I'll see if I can smooth this out by the end of the month.
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    Poll: Tune Of The Month For April, 2013

    Here're the dots for Boda Waltz, plus the others: La Bastringue http://thesession.org/tunes/3052 Scollay's Reel http://thesession.org/tunes/6463 Boda Waltz / Anna's Waltz http://thesession.org/tunes/4231
  11. How did you come up with the name?
  12. I went ahead and put all the Youtube entries together in a playlist, for those of us who just can't get enough of Fiery Clock Face: It's pretty neat, if your computer hooks up to your television then it's like watching MTV but better.
  13. How difficult would it be to set up two cameras? I imagine there'd be issues with timing or syncing them up, and merging the output might be tricky.
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    The Button Box Has Video Now

    It looks like only a couple of the two-row button accordions have video.
  15. http://www.buttonbox.com/instruments-in-stock.html (On the 'Click here for video' links) They're not indexed on Vimeo yet, but this is a great first step Apologies if they've been doing this for a while, but I just noticed