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New video of Simon Thoumire playing English concertina

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Hi Elizabeth

 

That's a nice concert. I'm surprised it plays O.K. for me in the US. The BBC sometimes does and sometimes doesn't. Would you believe it's on YouTube already for those that can't see it on the BBC player:

 

Simon Thoumire & Ian Carr-Travelling Folk-Celtic Connections 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BXeIDeya-M&fmt=18

 

Thanks

Leo :)

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It definitely has the "wow" effect. But IMHO, the musicality suffers. At that speed, for me, everything turns to mush. I'd rather have those tunes at half the speed with a nice rhythm going on.

Maybe my ears are just too slow... :rolleyes:

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It definitely has the "wow" effect. But IMHO, the musicality suffers. At that speed, for me, everything turns to mush. I'd rather have those tunes at half the speed with a nice rhythm going on.

Maybe my ears are just too slow... :rolleyes:

I don't know if there are any good examples available online, but Simon Thoumire does a great job with slower tunes too. When I listen to his CDs I actually enjoy the slow tunes more than the some of the fast ones.

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I don't know if there are any good examples available online, but Simon Thoumire does a great job with slower tunes too. When I listen to his CDs I actually enjoy the slow tunes more than the some of the fast ones.

 

Try this: Simon's own tune for the Burns song My love is like a red red rose.

 

 

regards

 

John

Edited by John Wild

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Try this: Simon's own tune for the burns song My love is like a red red rose.

 

 

 

Or this:

 

 

Not as slow as Red Red Rose, but at a gentle speed and with a great rythm section. :)

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Somebody should tell him that he's holding the instrument at 90 degrees from the way the rest of the world holds it. :unsure:

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Somebody should tell him that he's holding the instrument at 90 degrees from the way the rest of the world holds it. :unsure:

Oh, he knows. =)

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Anyone know how he gets those rapid repeating notes? Is it with the bellows? Or is it done by fingering? (One finger, or changing fingers?).

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Anyone know how he gets those rapid repeating notes? Is it with the bellows? Or is it done by fingering? (One finger, or changing fingers?).

Alternating fingers

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