Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
clairehk

Thanks To Forum Members

Recommended Posts

Just a thank you, as well as wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day.

 

I joined this forum late last year when I got a cheap Chinese 30 button, and was looking around for information on the anglo.

 

thanks to people on the forum who have given me their advice and comments. And a very special thanks to Henk Van Aalten. I did get over to Holland for Chinese New Year and Henk was so hospitable, helpful and friendly. At Henk's place, near Arnhem, as well as a very special Dutch dinner, I was able to try out some of Henk's concertinas, and get more of an idea of what I wanted. The visit with Henk has really given me a lot more motivation and inspiration. Thanks again Henk. I wish I could have spent more time with you.

 

I've just been reading the about cross row fingering and I've actually starting doing a bit of this - although rather slow at this stage and I'm really not sure which fingers to use. I've even got a couple of tunes in different keys and I'm practising that. I'd just been playing stuff in C or in G before - now I'm finding my way around the top row.

 

I'm still struggling on my little Chinese squeezebox BUT now my order is in for a 30 button C/G Edgely and I can't wait. Even though my current Chinese squeeze box is hard going - (and I realized how BAD it was when I got to play some of Henk's concertinas) - my little chinese is giving me some practice in getting used to the layout. Still, it's not much fun coping with the stiffness on the pull and the sticking buttons plus the groans of the lower notes. Couldn't believe how smooth and easy it felt playing Henk's concertinas!

 

I don't post much - I don't get much time working here in HK - but I do keep reading the postings and thanks again to all you people out there with the advice that you give to others. And thanks once more Henk. shall be in touch. Shall let you know when my new concertina arrives. Pauline.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, Pauline,

 

Nice to hear from you again. You will absolutely love your Edgley. Frank makes a wonderful concertina.

 

Lots of luck

 

Helen

 

I'm a little confused. I think that you signed as Pauline, but your forum name kinda looked like Claire. So hope I have not called you by the wrong name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Helen

Well my name is Pauline and my middle name is Claire, but when I originally signed up here, I had trouble for some reason logging in with "Pauline" so I just set up a membership as Claire. sorry to confuse people.

Yes I'm looking forward to getting my Edgely.

Cheers, Pauline

 

Hey, Pauline,

 

I'm a little confused. I think that you signed as Pauline, but your forum name kinda looked like Claire. So hope I have not called you by the wrong name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Pauline,

 

Don't worry, you probably only confused me.

 

Let us know when you get your Edgley and want you think of it.

 

Cheers,

Helen :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Don't worry, you probably only confused me.
Nope, me too. Still puzzled why there's no "P" in the "hk," but I don't require an explanation. Good luck with your purchase, Pauline, and Happy St. Pat's day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

David -

 

I think "HK" stands for Hong Kong, where she stated that she lived...

 

Greg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I'm working here in Hong Kong. There's not much in the way of "sessions". the irish pubs rarely have Irish music and I'm getting withdrawal symptoms. this forum is a real life line.

Pauline

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×