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Another Pirate Concertina Sighting


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12 hours ago, alex_holden said:

You should still be able to watch it without an I.G. account, just click/tap on it to start it playing.

 

Unfortunately, no.  I clicked, then waited for more than 20 minutes, but nothing at all happened, so I gave up.

 

The YouTube video you linked to did work, though, so that was nice.

 

By the way, if it weren't for the title to this Topic, I wouldn't have identified the concertina player as a "pirate".  Is that how he styles himself?

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2 minutes ago, JimLucas said:

By the way, if it weren't for the title to this Topic, I wouldn't have identified the concertina player as a "pirate".  Is that how he styles himself?

 

The pirate theme made a bit more sense in the context of the full event (there were other people dressed as pirates, and a group singing sea shanties), which was lost when I trimmed it down to the brief section where we actually saw John on screen. He was playing nautical tunes in the background throughout the broadcast.

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19 hours ago, Myrtle's cook said:

 

It looks great! Whilst the sound quality isn't recording studio standard, it sounds pretty good too - particularly the balance.

 

 

Yes, the balance is one of the things I really love about it.

 

By the way, if you're in Liverpool it was probably the 7.50 broadcast you saw. Alex's clip is from the 6.40 - 7.00 broadcast. I think (but I'd need to check) that the sound in the later one was a bit better. I'll see if I can post a clip sometime.

 

LJ

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15 hours ago, dabbler said:

I seem to recall, maybe from his instagram, @alex_holden building an instrument with long-scale reeds.  Is this the one?

-George

 

Yes, this one is No. 4. It has standard scale reeds on the left hand and long scale on the right hand, which I think helps with the balance on a duet instrument.

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