robert stewart Posted June 29, 2019 Share Posted June 29, 2019 Any thoughts on the best levels of temperature and humidity for concertinas? For example, Ireland and Britain have (or used to have) cool humid climates, otherwise known as Chill & Damp. So period concertinas from the 19th and early 20th centuries were made and played in conditions where the average humidity was around 50% and average temperature in the 60s F. Until the mid-1970s a temperature over 70F was regarded as extremely hot in Britain ! Here on the east coast of the US the temperature today is 90+F and humidity over 60%, sometimes higher through the summer. There is air conditioning, of course. But it hardly needs to be said that concertinas were also played in high temperatures and high humidity with no Acs as soon as they left temperate Britain, Ireland, or Europe. (the reason for all this is probably because my AC has broken down and will not be fixed for a few days...but it prompted the thoughts....) And what about all those beautiful button accordions in France right now...over 100F this week? RJ (and I do not wish to change my Edeophone steel reeds for brass, thank you). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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