Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
beryl

O'Shaughnessy Concertinas

Recommended Posts

Does anyone have any recent experience playing a O'Shaughnessy concertina? There are some older posts from several years ago. I have been playing for a year (on a Stagi - ugh!) and would like to move up to the next level. Thanks for any advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I corresponded with him quite a few years back and he seemed intent and knowledgeable (as all our makers do), but I haven't encountered one of his creations yet. Perhaps someone else here has. At the time he was planning a hybrid, with accordion reeds.

 

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ann, a member of this forum has one that she purchased recently, I believe it was March of this year. Perhaps she'll see this thread and comment. I believe she purchased it when Harlold Harrington said he wasn't taking new orders at the time and referred her to Mr. O'Shaughnessy.

 

I tried it for a few minutes, it seemed comparable to a Herrington. I didn't find any fault with it in my time with it, though I didn't try to find its limits. It seemed responsive and had a nice tone, typical of a hybrid instrument. I liked it, but I understand that some don't. It seemed a good value for the price.

Edited by Bruce McCaskey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know if John O'Shaughnessy is still making concertinas?  I'm in the process of updating the "current makes" list and hope to find out whether he should still be on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

John O'Hasughnessy actually wrote me a few days ago and says he pretty much stopped concertina building when Harold Herrington, his inspiration, passed away. I responded and asked him a few questions, but he has not yet replied.

 

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...