TehRazorBack Posted October 28, 2022 Share Posted October 28, 2022 (edited) Hello everyone. I have a question regarding a concertina, and whether it is an anglo or hayden duet. I wanted to play The Palm Leaf Rag after I saw Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne playing for World Concertina Day on Youtube. Blown away by his playing and arrangement, I have recently attempted to transpose his playing to sheet music that I can use. I have linked the video at the bottom of this post, the song starts at 24:28. As I was looking at his fingers and bellows directions, and attempting to play the same notes as him, I noticed he has more than 30 buttons. Not a problem, I thought; I've done this dance before, I'll do my best to work around my own concertina's limitations where I can, and get it sounding very similar. As I progressed, I noticed that I was finding it difficult to get a similar sound to him, or anything that was comfortable to play. To check it was definitely an Anglo he's playing, I looked up his website (https://cohenbk.com/), and sure enough, it says he is a "masterful player of the Anglo concertina and melodeon." I decided to look more into the concertina he is using, and found this image (attached below). It looks to be the same concertina he uses in the video. I looked closer at the buttons to determine how many he had, and I think I counted 24 on the one visible side! I cannot see the other side, but unless it's got 16 or less, either he's running a 41+ button anglo concertina, or he's got something like a hayden duet or similar. EDIT: Forgot to say the dot in blue is where I'm not sure if it's a button or not. I think it is though. I don't know enough about concertinas at this stage to determine. Does anyone else know? Hayden Duet, or Big Ol' Anglo, or something else entirely? Martin Edited October 28, 2022 by TehRazorBack Forgot to mention the button in blue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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