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What type of concertina? I’m not sure I’ve heard Klezmer on an Anglo, although I wouldn’t be surprised if Jody Kruskal has some experience with it.

 

Many years ago someone in this group (I don’t remember who) described the English concertina as a “Klezmer dynamo.” I’ll bet Randy Stein has done a bit of Klezmer on his English.

 

Me, I play a Hayden Duet concertina, and my only foray into Klezmer was an entry into the “Tune of the Month” challenge six or seven years ago:

 

 

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3 hours ago, The Bee's Proverbial Knees said:

Has anyone had any luck playing klezmer on the concertina? If so I'd love to see any resources you have.

 

I like David Barnert's performance above.

 

I did a youtube search for Klezmer concertina. This what turned up.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUgB7e1tikM

Anglo (Luke Hillman, who is a member of this discussion group)

https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/21310-jeffries-38b-cg-anglo-reasonable-offers-welcome/&tab=comments#comment-204186)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtXp_qru_vI

Hayden

 

I imagine there are more, but the search brought up mostly accordion.

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In 1985 Bertram Levy (anglo) and Peter Ostroushko (mandolin, fiddle) released an album on Flying Fish called "First Generation" that had an eclectic selection of traditional tunes, including klezmer and eastern European.  It was a great anglo album, a great mandolin album, it had a tight and unobtrusive rhythm section of guitar and bass, it was well recorded.  It never should have gone out of print, but I don't think it ever even made it to CD.

 

What was the question?  Oh right.  Bertam Levy.  He's had luck playing klezmer on an anglo.

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Here is how I played the melody of the hebrew song called "O de lo ahavti dai" on a C/G anglo (wheatstone layout).

Not every klezmer tune can be played easily on an anglo concertina, but this one suits my anglo.

Mostly, when I play klezmer on a concertina, it is on the Crane Duet or de Jeffries Duet concertina. 

o de lo ahavti dai on wheatstone CG.mp3

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I think Klezmer works very well on the English -- as all Middle Eastern tunes do -- such as Miserlou.

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My 10 piece Jewish Folk Band plays some klezmer.  I'm in the back on the left behind the singers

 

 

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On 5/13/2020 at 3:17 PM, jwinship said:

In 1985 Bertram Levy (anglo) and Peter Ostroushko (mandolin, fiddle) released an album on Flying Fish called "First Generation" that had an eclectic selection of traditional tunes, including klezmer and eastern European.  It was a great anglo album, a great mandolin album, it had a tight and unobtrusive rhythm section of guitar and bass, it was well recorded.  It never should have gone out of print, but I don't think it ever even made it to CD.

 

 

But some of the tracks were included on CD on 'Anglo International'.

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