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  1. Me and my friend Mark went out to film a vlog on filmmaking in the Milngavie hills. We eventually found this log to sit on and record a couple of tunes. The jig is The Waterworks jig and the reel is Music in the Glen.
  2. Watson's Scotch Measure, played on my 62 key Wheatstone Baritone Treble English Concertina! Cheers, Dick
  3. The Flowers of Ashgll & Alston Flower Show! Played on my 62 key Wheatstone Baritone Treble English Concertina. The Flowers of Ashgll & Alston Flower Show! Cheers, Dick
  4. Aldon Sanders

    Help naming (and finding) 2 songs

    Hello fellow concertinists, Does anyone here know the names of the themes from Monty Python's Flying Circus & The Benny Hill Show? I mean other than the blantantly obvious names. Any historic knowledge of these tunes is also welcome. Does anyone know of any concertists playing these songs? They both sound like they would be fun to play on EC. Thank you for any leads and pertinent information! Aldon
  5. Hello everyone, I've been playing my EC off of standard SATB piano arrangements of hymns and have labored over the finger twisting arrangements -- all pure enjoyment for me, mind you. I mainly play the soprano and alto parts together, but add the tenor parts or try to include other moving voices when the chance comes up. So far, the keys of Ab & Db have been the most difficult because of the irregularities in the standard left/right scale patterns and the multiple choices (enharmonics) available for several notes. Though I haven't encountered the key of Gb/F# yet, I'd like to include it in my question: Are there 'standard' fingering patterns on EC for the scales Ab, Db & Gb that would be helpful to practice? Thank you!
  6. Despite popular demand here is another tune from Jim Besser and me as 2ManyButtons duo. Again I apologize for the missed appropriated notes. Just too many buttons. Xotes Romanes is part half gypsy, half klezmer, half dance tune. Jim is playing his C/G Lachenal/Dipper 30 button Anglo. This is from a rehearsal last Sunday. https://soundcloud.com/concertinist/xotes-romanes-2manybuttons
  7. Jim Besser and I have been playing together now for close to a decade finding ways to blend his amazing talent on the Anglo with me on the EC. We recently regrouped back into playing as a duo with our new endeavor, 2ManyButtons. Jim is playing a Morse ESB baritone C/G Anglo. I am playing a 1937 Wheatstone 4 octave. This is from a recent rehearsal and I excuse any misdirected notes....to many fingers on too many buttons. https://soundcloud.com/concertinist/nadiejda-2manybuttons
  8. Mike Pierceall

    O'Carolan's Cup

    Performed here: and here also on an Aeola with better audio settings.
  9. Randy Stein

    Dc Ambiance Performing Sweet Sue

    DC Ambiance Performing Live at FSGW Music Festival Feb 3, 2018 "Sweet Sue, Just You" Song Published 1928 composed by Victor Young. Performed by the Gypsy Jazz Group, DC Ambiance: Guitars: Buco Cavar & Bill Parmentier Clarinet: Suzanne Gekker Bass: Cyndy Elliott English Concertina: Randy Stein https://soundcloud.com/user827948939/sweet-sue-just-you
  10. Good evening friends, I've been playing the English concertina for a year now, had a great experience thanks to Paul Hardy in the UK this fall and really have made progress on the EC. I bought a preowned Jackie from Concertina Connections last Christmas. So I have my eye on and my ear open to a 48 key Wheatstone or Lachenal, an intermediate step up. Perhaps I might consider the Concertina Connection Busker EC. But here's the thing. I live in Dallas, Texas. Greg Jowaisas has been very kind to send me sound files of some instruments he has for sale that are in my price range. But while I might be able to choose what I prefer from the sound of one instrument over another, I also have learned that playing the instrument is critical. Paul Hardy was very kind to let me come play the instruments in his collection - and while I didn't have a lot of time to spend playing, what I realized is how unique the feel of the instrument is, the weight, the spacing between the buttons. So I guess my question is how in the world do I purchase that next instrument living here in Dallas, Texas - a long way from any concertina provider. Your thoughts or advice?
  11. Check out my bands new website: www.dcambiance.com
  12. Randy Stein

    Padam Padam

    Here is my performance of Edith Piaf's Padam Padam*. Performed at the Saturday evening concert at this years Northeast Squeeze-in. *Padam, padam..." is a song originally released in 1951 by Édith Piaf. It was written for her by Henri Contet (lyrics) and Norbert Glanzberg (music)
  13. I have been a lurker on this forum for the past three months as I waited not so patiently for my Busker EC from Concertina Connection. Yesterday it arrived, and I am thrilled. I don't have anything to compare to, but it seems very light and responsive. I got it loaded with metal-capped buttons and the Wakker bellows, so it is probably much like a CC Rose with fewer buttons. During the wait I have listened to a lot of great concertina music, and especially enjoyed Simon Thoumire, and the Leveret CDs. Now I have a lot of patient work to do with much simpler tunes. I would appreciate knowing about EC teachers and players in the Portland, Oregon area. This is a hotbed of Irish music, so I expect Anglo is more plentiful. I look forward to learning more about concertina, and sharing the journey with you all!
  14. I'm working through Paul Hardy's Session Tunebook and loving it! The Blackthorn Stick and Off to California are among some of the tunes I"m trying to commit to memory. I'm going to be in England for three weeks this fall and wondering if I will be good on my English concertina to sit in on some sessions. So, this question comes to mind: What ten tunes are most commonly played in sessions that I should have in my fingers and by memory? This may be an oversimplified question as I imagine "favorite tunes" are very much a local matter. Still, I would love to hear your opinions.
  15. My English Concertina (stagi tenor treble 56 key) lost one of its metal buttons. The lower part broke. Is there any way out there to get a new one? Or is there hope, that the original button can be fixed? I include a picture of the button and a picture of the action I finally managed to open, so you can see, what I need. If everything fails I may use the button of a rarely used note to fill the gap… but of course, I would prefer it to be "really" fixed Any hints? PS: Don't buy this stagi model! Really badly made.
  16. Nice little quartet, called "Naches, "with a lively rendering of a Bulgar on clarinet, bass, violin & English concertina (playing chords on the off-beats). I think the group is either Czech or Slovak. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jCw7djJJbE
  17. I am part of a new five piece band, DC Ambiance. We play gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. Here is a recent recording from a rehearsal. The piece is Jardin D'Hiver https://soundcloud.com/user827948939/jardin-dhiver-1 We will have our first gig at Haydee's Restaurant in DC on Jan 5th. Come if you're in the area.
  18. Randy Stein, Music for Solo English Concertina at the Caboose Cafe Thursday Sept 14th 6:30-8:30 PM 2419 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301 French, Italian, Tangos, American Standards and more... This is my last performance at the Cafe which has been sold. Come enjoy
  19. There is a group of about 6 regular musicians that gather together in Takoma Park, MD every Monday evening and jam to the Django Fake book. I finally made the trek up to join them and had a swell time. Much of the music is familiar but it was great fun playing in this stylized jazz style, which I have some experience in playing but never on a regular basis.I especially enjoyed the chance to sight read a lot of cool chords and fast paced melody lines (mistakes were graciously overlooked). The musicians had never played with an English concertina before so the experience was new and refreshing for all of us. I did not record or take photos but maybe next time. The Django Fake Book which I also use to arrange tunes to play polyphonically, was too big to attach but can be found online for free. Google 2008 Django Fake Book Enjoy. rss
  20. Squeezers In Concert Friday, May 5 7:30-10 pm at Seekers Church $20 nonmembers, $10 members The Squeezers, a trio of veterans of the Washington Folk Festival, FSGW Midwinter Festival and Takoma Porch, are a “genre-defying” squeezebox trio squeezing tunes of the world from bellows-and-reed instruments of the world. Traditional Morris tunes, French bal-folk dances, Jazz standards, tango and original arrangements of traditional music highlight the versatility of these cross-cultural instruments and artists. Sarah Murdoch-Vocalist From old murder ballads to Nina Simone by way of old-time gospel, Sarah Murdoch’s voice is both sweet and mighty, like a steam locomotive burning daffodils. She is a New York singer and actor; a regular of NYC pub sings, you’ll also remember her voice and style if you’ve attended Youth Trad Song Weekend in the past two years.
  21. My lovely - in fantastic condition - 45 button Morse Geordie Tenor English Concertina is up for sale. It's a bit like a treble, but has an extra row so it goes to a 5th lower (i.e. the lowest note is a C rather than a G). It is in excellent condition, has fast action and plays beautifully (I don't though). I have a smaller Morse EC, which I am keeping, but I need to sell this one. I am a lifelong string player (mandolin etc) and 1 concertina is enough for me to enjoy. Rosewood stained Cherry ends, black Delrin buttons, brass fittings, riveted action, 6-fold bellows, and high-quality accordion-type reeds. With original hardshell case. Here's a link to the instrument on the Musicroom website... http://www.themusicroom-online.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/5115 All offers will be considered - you may grab a bargain ) If anyone is interested, then please email me howard@thehilltribe.com. I live near Oxford, England. Once sold, then a donation to this website will be made. Thanks Howard (edited to include Musicroom link)
  22. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Music by Jerome Kern, 1933 from the musical Roberta. Based on an arrangement of Boris Matueswitch. Smoke_in_eyes_Stein (1).MP3
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