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Hello Forum members

 

Four weeks ago I had never heard the word Concertina .

Its therefore a rather strange feeling sitting here today having made my first excercise on my new Anglo 20 key Stagi purchased from the Button Box and delivered to me "on wings".

I must admit it was done on quite an impulse but to my defense I must say that both my father and great-grandfather played accordion.

 

In Norway we have a local one quite similiar to the 20 key but called Torader or

translated two-rows.(21 keys plus 8 ? bass keys)

Now my question to this forum is if anyone know someone who plays this instrument over here ?

We have quite an Irish/English colony in Norway so it does not have to be a Norwegian like myself.

 

Have a great day.

 

Allan

 

p.s I live just outside our capital Oslo.

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According to this site concertina meetup, 19 concertina players near Oslo are signed up for a July 6 meetup. Why don't you sign up?

 

edited comment: Upon further examination, that is 19 players worldwide who have signed up for July 6 meetup, all but 3 in the US (1 Japan, 2 Australia), so, never mind. (The software had said 19 near Oslo!)

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Hello Allan. Welcome to the forum. I am new here also. I seem to have been bitten by the concertina bug. I thought about getting one years ago, but working as a field archeologist didn't leave much time for it. And who wants to play in the dirt anyway? Now that I'm in education and come home a little cleaner, I decided that life was too short not to have a concertina.

 

I have the same problem you have...trying to find a kindred soul to practice with. However, I think you will probably find someone in your area much sooner than I will in El Paso, Texas. Plenty of Tex-Mex accordian players, but no concertinas.

 

Good luck with your concertina.

 

Ben

El Paso, Texas

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Hi Allan, I see your looking for fellow Norwegian concertina players:

I have ordered a 20button anglo which should be arriving one of these days...so at least that makes two of us ;)

(And I saw a clown playing concertina at a clown show...so that`s three...hopefully there are more though!)

- Anita

(som e`fra Bergen B) )

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According to this site concertina meetup, 19 concertina players near Oslo are signed up for a July 6 meetup. Why don't you sign up?

 

edited comment: Upon further examination, that is 19 players worldwide who have signed up for July 6 meetup, all but 3 in the US (1 Japan, 2 Australia), so, never mind. (The software had said 19 near Oslo!)

 

Hello

 

To Stephen: Great. A pleasant surprise.

There are now 20 signed up.

 

To Anita : When u get ur 20 button : Play loud so I can hear u over

Hardangervidda !!

(mountain area dividing us)...

 

....and u to Ben...Play loud and beautiful so others may switch from Tex-Mex

to Concertina. Company may await u.

 

Best

Allan

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Four weeks ago I had never heard the word Concertina .

Its therefore a rather strange feeling sitting here today having made my first excercise on my new Anglo 20 key Stagi purchased from the Button Box and delivered to me "on wings".

 

Allan, I was just wondering what drove your decision? My first concertina was not completely impulse, but close. My piano accordion WAS an impusle, but I love both still. Did you play other instruments before?

 

Jay

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I was just wondering what drove your decision? My first concertina was not completely impulse, but close. My piano accordion WAS an impusle, but I love both still. Did you play other instruments before?

 

Jay

Hello Jay.

 

I went to a friends house some 4 weeks ago and two others guests played the

Norwegian Torader. I then remembered some old family stories of accordion

playing and also my father playing it.

So there was a certain "tension" inside me that immediately came up.

Ive been a guitar player for many years but got bored with it. So I stopped playing some 10 years ago. It may not have been "my" instrument.

If u have heard stories about pocket-thieves they normally make some disturbance in one direction and when everybody look one way they steal ur wallet

or some other thing of value u have.

Im the guy who look in the other direction.

So instead of looking to Norway I looked abroad and for something that I knew

sounded similar but still different

I then came across Concertina and my intuition told me immediately that I had found what I was looking for.

 

I believe impulse is a good thing....its an important vibration inside

worth noticing.

 

Hope that explains

 

Take care

Allan++

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If u have heard stories about pocket-thieves they normally make some disturbance in one direction and when everybody look one way they steal ur wallet

or some other thing of value u have.

Funny thing, there's a story in the local paper today about just that.

The "disturbance" was a young woman stripping naked. B) :rolleyes:

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[The "disturbance" was a young woman stripping naked.

 

Hi Jim

 

Thats a good one...

Did she play a concertina too ??

 

Best

Allan

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