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Graham Collicutt

Circus Player Of English Concertina

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39oqIhb7d8Q

 

One hour video from 2014, was linked on melodeon.net. I know no more.

 

Our dear friend Concertino*, who for many years (by now 13? or more?) has travelled around Europe mostly "on the thumb", earning his bread mostly by entertaining in the streets... though as you can see from the video, occasionally in more formal settings. He has no fixed address, but he has friends wherever he goes. (A few months ago I ran into him on the street in Helsingør, and as we were talking, three different individuals came up and gave him hugs.) In the old European tradition, he is a clown who is also a fine musician.

 

* In the past, some of us have known him by his birth name, but I understand that some time ago he succeeded in having his name officially changed to "Concertino", which he very much prefers. (Note that this is not Robert Pich -- concertina.net member "Conzertino", -- though they do know each other.)

Edited by JimLucas

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Interesting that he performs in English.

 

Well, German is his first language, but he's also fluent in English, and I believe he can get by in at least a couple more languages (Italian, probably French, and maybe even a bit of Swedish or Norwegian). But since that performance was in Lithuania, English was probably his best choice for being understood by as many of his audience as possible.

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Interesting that he performs in English.

 

Well, German is his first language, but he's also fluent in English, and I believe he can get by in at least a couple more languages (Italian, probably French, and maybe even a bit of Swedish or Norwegian). But since that performance was in Lithuania, English was probably his best choice for being understood by as many of his audience as possible.

 

Thanks. That makes sense.

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