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  1. Randy Stein

    Nesi Concert 2015

    Here is a link to the Saturday Evening Concert at this years Northeast Squeeze-In (NESI). It doesn't begin to explain how much fun the weekend was. And that the evening didn't end till hours after this concert ended. http://www.squeeze-in.org/2015Concert/2015ConcertRecording.html rss
  2. I'm selling two vintage Concertinas. I don't know much about them, all I know is they work well. The large one was made in Germany The smaller one says "Vienna Concert" on it Thinking $250 for the large one and $150 for the smaller one. Do those sound like fair prices? Here's the craigslist ad I put together with photos: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/msg/5254250597.html
  3. For those members who may not have read this article before, here are a couple of hilarious (well… to us now, at least!) paragraphs from 'A Brief History of the Anglo Concertina in the United States' which was posted on concertina.com The whole article is very interesting and well worth a read, but these passages stand out for their description of "working class" players in late 19th c America... Anecdotal evidence underscores the popularity of the concertina with the working class. Much comment in the newspapers was negative, as was this piece from the Connecticut Constitution in 1869, complaining of urban street noise: ‘No one interferes to stop any account of noise in the night and early morning …. At any hour of the night a fool in love with a concertina may disturb the whole neighborhood with noises he pleases to think music …’ A police justice in Jersey City, commenting on ‘a complaint of disturbing the peace, by the use of a so-called musical instrument at a late hour at night, pronounced this eminently humane judicial opinion: “Any man who will play a concertina on a stoop at 11 o’clock at night deserves the severest punishment the law allows. I think he ought to be sent to the State prison for five years”. The concertina often appeared within the crime pages, either as a stolen instrument ranking high on the list of treasures taken from an apartment, or as connected somehow with a domestic crime. A typical account from 1889 involves a burglary of a household where the thief removed ‘a boys overcoat, a concertina, an accordion, a pair of opera glasses and some small articles …’ In the days before recorded music, electronic stereos, televisions and mass-produced household appliances, items like concertinas and accordions were among the most prized items a working class family might own; such instruments provided the day-to-day music that people heard most. In an 1859 investigation of wife abuse, a male friend of the accused spoke up for his friend, saying, ‘As soon as they got in the ‘ouse, Mrs. Boyce threw a concertina at his ‘ed, and locked the door and ‘ollered murder’. In a similar domestic incident, a Polish-born defendant was ‘… deserting his wife, but before taking his departure he destroyed all the furniture he could not conveniently remove [by throwing it out the tenement window], beat his wife, and sat down amid the wreck and played his concertina’, before an arriving officer arrested him. In Hazleton Pennsylvania, 1895, ‘Joseph Washkovitch died at the hospital from a broken s kull. Last Friday he played the concertina at a Hungarian dance, and because his music was unsatisfactory, John Lapka struck him in the head with a beer bottle’.
  4. Chris Drinkwater

    Concertinas At Auction

    Gardiner Houlgate, the well-known west country auctioneers are holding another sale of musical instruments on June 13th. Among the for sale items, are some concertinas, including a unique double-reeded 32 key Dipper anglo and a 46 key Jeffries anglo. See this link for more details. http://gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/Catalogues/mi130613/page004.html Chris
  5. Randy Stein

    Squeezers

    Yesterdays gig at the Washington DC Folk Music Festival : Jim Besser, Me, Gus Voorhees. Bass player you can't see is Richard Seidel.
  6. A number of West Country Concertina Players meet monthly in a small village called Ruishton, near Taunton in Somerset, for band practice. Here is a short clip of them playing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xmHGI38NmM Chris
  7. Chris Drinkwater

    W C C P March Concertina Weekend

    The West Country Concertina Players present their 30th Anniversay Concertina Weekend with Alistair Anderson, Iris Bishop and John Kirkpatrick at St Audries Bay - March 22nd - 24th 2013. More information at www.wccp.co.uk or contact John and Mal Derricott on 01-258-450927 or derricott1969@sky.com This 30th anniversary concertina weekend of excellent tuition for all concertina systems is being held at St. Audries Bay holiday park on the Severn Estuary - where the Quantock Hills unfold towards the sea and yes, we can go down the steps and walk on the beach! We are so fortunate in having a 'dream team' of tutors - Alistair, John and Iris will be leading us on this celebratory weekend. With the best tuition, there will be plenty of opportunities to spur you on and help you improve your playing technique, get new tunes and ideas, together with enjoying bar sessions with old and new friends. One of the WCCP's aims is to motivate and facilitate learning to play the concertina - with enjoyment as key - so you are most cordially invited to come and join us in March.
  8. The West Country Concertina Players present their 30th Anniversay Concertina Weekend with Alistair Anderson, Iris Bishop and John Kirkpatrick at St Audries Bay - March 22nd - 24th 2013. More information at www.wccp.co.uk or contact John and Mal Derricott on 01-258-450927 or derricott1969@sky.com This 30th anniversary concertina weekend of excellent tuition for all concertina systems is being held at St. Audries Bay holiday park on the Severn Estuary - where the Quantock Hills unfold towards the sea and yes, we can go down the steps and walk on the beach! We are so fortunate in having a 'dream team' of tutors - Alistair, John and Iris will be leading us on this celebratory weekend. With the best tuition, there will be plenty of opportunities to spur you on and help you improve your playing technique, get new tunes and ideas, together with enjoying bar sessions with old and new friends. One of the WCCP's aims is to motivate and facilitate learning to play the concertina - with enjoyment as key - so you are most cordially invited to come and join us in March.
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