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  1. Hello Concertina.net concertina gurus. I am the proud owner of a Crane duet, Wheatstone, with a Salvation Army tag. The box itself is rosewood I believe with brown leather bellows, somebody at SA decided it should be their favorite color: um "black"... and has done a rather poor job of refinishing the instrument. Ah but here's the quirk - it only has 35 buttons, but the right side highest accidental key on the top left row, normally Eb, is instead a clearly in tune "A" note. This gives the player a final high A note to complete the A minor scale. I wonder if this was by design/request, or just an accident of construction/restoration?
  2. Hello Concertina.net community. I have read through many of your forums for several years, but I'm trying to find a very specific box. I'm looking for a Crane duet, preferably 42-55 buttons as I have a Wheatstone 35 key Duet. thanks Chris
  3. Jon Boden´s interview about going on a solo tour. You can hear it singing an playing his nice Maccann Duet Concertina around 1:40 [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE]
  4. I'm just starting up and looking for a good used concertina- Anglo in C/G. 30 Button I'm not looking to spend a fortune, as I'm not sure it will be "my thing." I am weary of all the cheaper ones on Ebay. I'd prefer to spend a little extra and not get a piece of junk. I find that forums like this tend to be a wealth of knowledge. Hoping someone out here has a decent used one in good working order. Looking to be less than $1K USD Feel free send me an email- MrRingmassa@hotmail.com
  5. Morning all, I am new to the anglo concertina past 6months and working my way through Gary Coover's ession tunes book which is great., I have a scarletti (budget i know) 20 key. I'm finding many of the single note tunes a bit "hollow" and have been adding 'vamp' cords to try and beef things in up/add a bit off life. Is this acceptable, am I going to bastardise the intended sound of the pieces? I'm trying to get my ear in by listening to lost of session tunes on spotify etc..... If anyone else does this what's your approach? ON another note in the same vein, what about oom-pah cords? I find these a particular challenge to figure out on the anglo due to the necessary bellows changes, likewise drone notes- non sooner have you found the note it disappears as the main melody moves on with a bellows change by necessity! I'm thinking these are probably common problems that many beginners come across. At the back of my mind I feel the tunes may sound less hollow on a better instrument with more notes and perhaps that's why i'm feeling this! thoughts a welcome
  6. “Patriotism, Nostalgia and Amnesia: Remembering and forgetting Clare music during the Age of Rebellion.” 2016 Sonny Murray Memorial Lecture (Consairtín 2016) Friday, April 1, 2016 6:30pm-7:30pm Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland ALSO CONCERTINA BY CANDLELIGHT le Gearóid Ó hAllmhúráin agus a chairde Saturday, April 2, 2016 10:30pm Rowan Tree Café Bar, Ennis How did local and international forces impact Clare musical traditions at the dawn of the new century? Presenting the 2016 Sonny Murray Memorial Lecture, Clare native Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin will use musical extracts, interviews and photos from his extensive research to paint a musical picture of the changing political and music landscape of Clare. The influence of cylinder recordings of continental concertina playing, the role of Captain Francis O’Neill, women musicians and the arrival of jazz will be juxtaposed against the political impact of de Valera, the GAA, brass and reed military bands and much more. Ó hAllmhuráin is currently Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies at Montreal’s Concordia University. This talk is a sneak preview of Gearóid's long overdue book Flowing Tides-History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape, due this summer from Oxford University Press. A prolific writer, Gearóid's ‘A Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music’ (1998, O’Brien Press, Dublin) has sold over 15,000 copies. Ennis born Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is recognised as one of the world’s leading academics authorities in Irish studies and cultural heritage. An ethnomusicologist, author, musician and historian specializing in Irish music, diaspora, cultural and memory studies, he was also a founder of Dísirt Tóla with the Sharon and Garry Shannon and friends, and earned five All-Irelands on concertina, uilleann pipes and as a member of the Kilfenora Céilí Band. Thanks for spreading the news. Looking forward to a great weekend!
  7. It's a Stagi English A 48 S Tenor without decorations, it has a stagi bag with it. The bag cost about 60 USD(but I paid in SEK, so it's approximately), the concertina itself cost 653 USD(paid both in SEK ofc) It's barely played and I think it had decent quality, but I can't say since I do not know much about these. Been in it's bag for most of the year. The reason for selling it is not due to any disappointments with the product but because I can't play it very well at all. I am a keyboardist and I'm not very experienced in that area yet either. So I'm probably going to buy a melodica to "replace" it, being a portable free reed instrument as well, difference being that I know how to play keys and have had experience with playing melodicas before. If anyone has any other idea of where I could ask on the net about the price, I'd be happy to receive a link to the place. EDIT: The title was cut off, this thread is asking about what price I should sell it at.
  8. Thinking about selling one of my tedrows. 30 button sweat player. Does have a scratch on one side where I bumped music stand. Don't want to ship out of U.S. Make me a offer I cant refuse. Im in the great state of TEXAS.
  9. For sale Jeffries C/G Anglo concertina 3 row 33 metal buttons converted from 4 row (45) Six fold bellows New metal end plates (+ original plates showing C Jeffries stamp) Recent full service and refurbished by Nigel Sture Quick action; excellent condition; very pleasing sound. NEW REDUCED PRICE £3250 ono
  10. For sale Jeffries C/G Anglo concertina REDUCED PRICE 3 row 33 metal buttons converted from 4 row (45) Six fold bellows New metal end plates (+ original plates showing C Jeffries stamp) Recent full service and refurbished by Nigel Sture Quick action; excellent condition; very pleasing sound. Original purchase £4,750 NEW PRICE £3250.
  11. Hi everyone. I´m sure I´m not the first Maccann player who ask this. I have been playing this system for a year now and I have the feeling of not getting better. There are no videos I could find of Maccann duet teaching and there are only a couple videos on Youtube of people playing it. Also living in Buenos Aires, Argentina does not help. I´m the only concertina player in maybe the whole country (and this is a big country) So I would be very thankful to anyone who can give me some tips or info. Anyone giving lessons online? Thank you so much!
  12. Cormac Begley and Jack Talty are teaching a week-long residential concertina course in west-Kerry between from the 6th to 10th of April. Classes will be held under Mount Brandon on the Dingle peninsula and will include four hours of classes per day (2 hours with Jack and myself), evening activities, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack) and accommodation for 5 nights. If you're interested in attending please email cormacbegley@gmail.com. Day schedule: 9am: Breakfast 10am - 12 noon: Workshop 1 Break 12.30 - 1.30pm: Lunch 2.00 - 4.00pm: Workshop 2 Break 6pm: Dinner 8/9pm: Evening activity (concerts, sessions, etc) Costs: Accommodation: 20 euros x 5 = 100 euros Food: 30 euros x 5 = 150 euros Workshops: 4 hours x 5 days x 20 euros = 400 euros Activities: 1 hour (minimum) x 4 days x 20 euros = 80 euros Total: 730 euros Our price for the week range from 500-600 euros. The price is 500 euros for those willing to share rooms.
  13. Refurbished 30 button Lachenal concertina for sale. Sean Fallon case included. $1,500 USD (not including shipping/handling).
  14. Seems appropriate now that we are getting some rain in California. It's here:
  15. Anglo Concertina, Guens-Wakker, G/C, Treble model, 30 button, Rosewood ends, Wheatstone layout, dome buttons, accordion reeds, riveted action, quiet, smooth and fast, excellent playing condition. Nice traditional sound and tone. Purchased 2002 from Wim Wakker, recently serviced by Harry Guens, case included. Price €2,500 Euros. Photos on Done Deal: https://www.donedeal.ie/brassandwind-for-sale/anglo-g-c-concertina/11024071 Ships from Ireland. Contact James +353 (0) 71-917-6398
  16. Scottish auctioneers,Thomson Roddick Auctions are selling a Wheastone Aeola 56 key metal-ended tenor-treble serial number 29004, a model 19, dated September 30th 1921, in the Wheatstone Ledgers, on September 3rd. They describe it as 'Victorian' and their estimate is ridiculously low, given that Chris Algar currently has a similar one dating from 1924, for sale at £4,399! See below for details copied from the auction web page: Lot 284 - Victorian Wheatstone 56 button concertina serial no 29004, By Thomson Roddick Scottish AuctionsAdd to favourites Description:Victorian Wheatstone 56 button concertina serial no 29004, with foliate pierced silver plated grills and buttons, in a velvet lined tan leather case, 19cm dia. Estimate: 700 GBP - 900 GBP Chris
  17. For Sale: Wheatstone Aeola 48 button English Concertina. Serial #24873, Key of C. I purchased this Concertina from Barleycorn Concertinas in England, and recently (2013) had it serviced at The Button Box in Massachusetts. Falling within the dear and lost years periods of the Wheatstone company, this Ebony ended concertina has unique fretwork, and is in perfect playing condition. All buttons play clearly and in perfect pitch. I am located in the Western United States. I have never used this forum before, but am aware of the 2% donation policy. I am located in Montana but will be traveling to Southern California next week and can bring the instrument with me. Please see four detailed pictures below:
  18. Caravan by Duke Ellington Performed at the Northeast Squeeze-IN Sept 14th, 2015 Randy Stein -English Concertina Judy Minot - Piano https://soundcloud.com/randy-stein-1/caravan
  19. Gardiner - Houlgate are holding a two day sale of musical instruments, starting on September 17th. There are five concertinas amongst the lots, 2 English and 3 anglos, including a C Jeffries anglo. The lot numbers are from 654 to 658. See the link below: http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/gardiner-houlgate/catalogue-id-srgard10036?utm_campaign=Houlgate&utm_content=catlink&utm_medium=email&utm_source=tsr-lap-10092015&page=8 Chris
  20. Jason and Stevie Dunne play a set of polkas from Jason's new album The Northern Concertina. The tunes are John Brosnan's/The Frozen Mouse Polka/Timmy McCarthy's. 'The Frozen Mouse Polka' composed by Jason. The concertina is a 1922 30-key C/G Jeffries. https://youtu.be/HRdiOS32oPo You can listen to the album here: https://jasonorourke.bandcamp.com/releases
  21. Rollo Woods, who celebrated his 90th birthday early this year on 18th June, is an English concertina player, former librarian and writer and researcher, very heavily involved with the West Gallery Music Association, who has just been awarded a coveted EDFSS gold badge for outstanding services to folk music, along with singer and songwriter John Tams and Folk Roots magazine founder and editor Ian Anderson. Rollo is a regular participant at the West Country Concertina Association Kilve weekends, and this year, came to the ECMW held in Bampton, Oxforshire. I had a brief chat with him there and he is just amazing for his age. He is probably one of the oldest concertina players still playing and his gold badge award is thoroughly well deserved. You can read more by clicking on the link below: http://www.efdss.org/news/174-august-2015/3053-gold-badge-recipients-announced And for a a photo of Rollo playing his concertina, click on the link below: http://www.wgma.org.uk/Articles/Images/Rollo1.jpg Chris
  22. Randy Stein on the English Concertina CAFE DE LA MUSIQUE European and American Standards The Caboose Cafe Friday August 21st 6:30-8:30 2419 Mt Vernon Ave (in Del Ray) Alexandria, VA
  23. Hi all, I am selling 30 buttons Carroll Noel Hill Model C/G Concertina. Made by Wally in November 2014 (#1419 or 160). Standard Carroll layout, D-drone. Comes with a hard case. Just amazing instrument. Demo is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu0YTKKpFVA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6aSDLZFMb4 I am really happy with this concertina but I want to buy vintage concertina now. Price: 7000 EUR (could be discussed). Located in Moscow, Russia till the end of August. Since then I will move to Ireland (Ennis, Co. Clare or Limerick) P.S. I would be happy to swap this concertina to 30 buttons Wheatstone Linota Black or nice 30 buttons С.Jeffries (C/G). Let me know if someone is interested.
  24. Some time ago I attempted to retouch an image of a Rock Chidley label in the same way I'd done a Lachenal label and a Wheatstone label. Sadly the image I had to work with was so poor and of such low resolution that it was impossible to work with. So here's a reproduction label I knocked up earlier today. The fonts aren't quite right and no attempt has been made at fidelity but it does look similar and critically the proportions are correct so provided you shrink it evenly it should fit the aperture of at least one concertina! So here 'tis, the rocky Rock Chidley label.
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