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I have been working on Irish Concertina Lessons with Caitlin Nic Gabhann. They seem to fit exactly to what I need right now . But I have been mildly distracted by a clicking noise as she plays . Almost like a ring hitting the side of the instrument. It is definitely in time to the playing. 

This morning I was listening to Irish Concertina Ensemble and I heard that same clicking. 

Can anyone tell me what it might be? 

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I have not noticed this kind of noise on my ICE CD - however it's mostly from imperfect bushings of vintage instruments in my experience...

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Long fingernails  can  tap  on the  metal or wood of the ends.   It is very  easy  for a metal button  to  come into contact  with a metal end  with a small degree of  sideways  movement  cause by  worn  bushings.  The bushing  between  button and  lever  are also  very  likely to  be worn .  I do not know what  instrument  Caitlin Nic Gabhann plays  but  I have seen many  Jeffries  where  they have been played so hard and long that the rivet holes  in the levers are worn out  and every  actuation  causes  a click.

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