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Jon Boden´s Maccann Duet Concertina?


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So this video is the reason why I wanted to play concertina.

I know Jon plays a MacCann Duet here but I don´t know wich one. Lachenal, Wheatstone? 39 keys, 46 keys?

I appreciate your help :)

Thanks a lot

 

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It looks like more than 39 or 46 - see 28 secs in.

You should write here and ask: http://forums.spiersandboden.com/index.php

In the meantime, about 20% of the songs on a 'folk song a day' are Jon accompanying himself on his Maccann. I keep meaning to create a list of links to these songs. He also accompanies himself on fiddle on many tunes and uses a similar held chord style of accompaniment which I like a lot - a bit like a harmonium.

http://www.afolksongaday.com

Spiers and Boden are a good listen too.

Don.

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Nice Video! Yep, John Boden on Maccann duet; Sam Sweeney, Robert Harbron and Paul Sartin, all three on English concertinas. Rob Harbron is the only regular player of the English concertina out of the three of them, as far as I know. I shall be seeing Paul Sartin on Sunday, as one half of Belshazzar's Feast, so I will ask him about it. :rolleyes:

 

Chris

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It looks like more than 39 or 46 - see 28 secs in.

 

You should write here and ask: http://forums.spiersandboden.com/index.php

 

In the meantime, about 20% of the songs on a 'folk song a day' are Jon accompanying himself on his Maccann. I keep meaning to create a list of links to these songs. He also accompanies himself on fiddle on many tunes and uses a similar held chord style of accompaniment which I like a lot - a bit like a harmonium.

 

http://www.afolksongaday.com

 

Spiers and Boden are a good listen too.

 

Don.

 

Don Thanks a lot for both links! ;)

 

Nice Video! Yep, John Boden on Maccann duet; Sam Sweeney, Robert Harbron and Paul Sartin, all three on English concertinas. Rob Harbron is the only regular player of the English concertina out of the three of them, as far as I know. I shall be seeing Paul Sartin on Sunday, as one half of Belshazzar's Feast, so I will ask him about it. :rolleyes:

 

Chris

 

Chris that would be awesome! yes please :lol: !!!

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okay...i'm losing track of my concertina scouting--the 72-button metal-ended macann aeola i saw is one that recently appeared on the Button Box's "Duet" in-stock inventory listings...

Thank you! That´s an awesome Duet Concertina. A little too much sugar for my blood at that price tag.

I decided I want to try Duet but I will focus my search on a 46 buttons MacCann.

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To answer your original question:

 

In 2009 I did work on two Duets for Jon, both were Lachenal, a 46k Rosewood ended, and a 64k Metal ended

 

Dave

Dave thank you so much!

I think that 46k Lachenal is the one being played in the video :)

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To answer your original question:

 

In 2009 I did work on two Duets for Jon, both were Lachenal, a 46k Rosewood ended, and a 64k Metal ended

 

Dave

Dave thank you so much!

I think that 46k Lachenal is the one being played in the video :)

 

 

You may well think that, I could not possibly comment....

 

Shows what a good musician can do with what some people would think of as a fairly limited instrument,

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