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Hello again everyone :) Been playing the concertina for just over 2 months now and I must say I'm really enjoying it! It's quite challenging, but in a fun and happily maddening kind of way. With that being said, it baffles me that there's only one style of music I like to hear on it. Irish Traditional.

 

Now, given I didn't discover this lovely reeded box until I was 19, maybe 20 years old, it's no wonder I don't know many of the musics played on it. But what else I've heard, I've strongly disliked. So if I may ask of you, what's one of your absolute favorite videos or recordings of concertina? All styles and genres welcome, preferably solo or lightly accompanied though. Something that really brings out its character. Something that epitomizes what you love about it. Here are 3 of mine...

 

Reels by Noel Hill

https://youtu.be/MWosPa3SuNM

 

Jigs by Edel Fox

https://youtu.be/h6gl172F9d8

 

An Air and Reels by Caitlin Nic Gabhann

https://youtu.be/cFJURq1I4e8

 

I'm excited to hear what other genres of music this instrument strives in! Thanks for sharing!

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I think this question was a driving force to assemble the Anglo and English International compilations.It started at the Sidmouth Folk Festival one year when I heard Irish ,English,Scottish and French music all played on the same Anglo system in one day and it kick started the idea in my mind.It took a further ten years to actually get on with it.

It is understandable that you only enjoy Irish music at this stage ,it is exciting ,but gradually you may realize what lovely music is available from other countries.The different rhythms and styles of playing are even more exciting and it is new tunes ,experimentation ,chords,base runs lovely song accompaniment etc, which has kept me interested for the last 45 years of playing.

Al

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I've seen his stuff before. Dude is good. Like, really good. He has a "1 year later" progress video playing a hot reel, The Musical Priest. He's impressive.

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