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Each instrument has certain strengths and what can I say, I would like to have as many strengths covered as possible :).

 

Haha, what a marvellous way of putting it. Now I never feel like I need to justify buying another instrument again!!

If you like that, how about this; certain tunes just sound better on certain instruments :). I have an old Red Paolo Soprani Clone button accordion that I rarely bring to sessions... its not my favorite instrument for jigs and reels, but with the low reed engaged it sounds absolutely marvelous for waltzes.

 

Couldn't agree more - it's why I turn up for most gigs armed with four concertinas and assorted other musical detritus :D

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Dear Santa

I wish I could get more time to practice with my new Edgley concertina.

Dear God

Please make me a concertina virtuoso by the new year - oh, and also a virtuoso fiddle player too.

And please don't let the bird flu come to Hong Kong.

And I wish all the concertinanetters a happy and safe Christmas.

PaulineClaire

 

Oh, and here is a photo of my new Edgley - and I am making great progress, although maybe not quite viruoso yet. Thanks Frank.

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For the holiday seasons I would like any of the following:

 

- A tedrow mini;

- A work shop complete with tools for my concertina exploration;

- A nice Anglo in Eb/Bb or Bb/F so I can play along with my husband's saxophones;

- Direct and regular access to BBC Northern Ireland and TG4 (Ireland) TV programs;

- And two return tickets to the 2006 Arran Concertina Event! :lol:

 

But I will settle for....

 

Chris Droney's new album. Or a new set of minature screwdrivers (for opening concertinas).

 

Cheers,

Morgana :)

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- A nice Anglo in Eb/Bb or Bb/F so I can play along with my husband's saxophones;

Another solution might be saxophones in C. I have two, a soprano and a tenor ("C melody").

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Another solution might be saxophones in C. I have two, a soprano and a tenor ("C melody").

Martin has a C Melody Sax, but shape/curve of the mouth peice is very unergonomic and not comfortable to play. We are currently researching new mouth pieces. However the Soprano is his favourite, and who am I to complain if it means I just *have* to get another concertina? :lol:

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Well, I suppose if I'd find a Bariton Crane Duet on my doorstep I'd give a good home! ;)

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Oh, and here is a photo of my new Edgley

 

The Edgley is a very pretty instrument isn't it - I love the colour of the ends

 

I thought it might be interesting to indulge our fantasies a bit and make some holiday wishes for the instruments of our dreams.

 

My wishes are going to come true, but alas, not this year. I have a Norman tenor English on order due for delivery about 13 months from now (I'm counting down).

 

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The one in the photo was a prototype and the buttons are moved up more to the middle on the one I've ordered. Its going to have dark green leather bellows.

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Well, I suppose if I'd find a Bariton Crane Duet on my doorstep I'd give a good home! ;)

What a sad image you conjure up. That poor homeless concertina lying abandoned on a doorstep as the snow falls gently, the nearly illegible, tear stained note saying "Please give Crane a good home. he deserves better than me..." :( :( :(

 

People, we cannot let this happen! Send all your unwanted concertinas to me! I will give them a good home. Let this Christmas story have a happy ending :)

 

CHRIS tmas

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You know as I read this, I am shocked an appalled by the level of sheer greed and materialism I see in this thread... People with several concertinas wanting even more? What has our world come to? Ok.. I can save you all. If you truely value your immortal soul you will get rid of your surplus concertinas (well surplus Anglo C/G concertinas anyway) immediately. To see that such instruments don't go to waste, you can send them to me and I will make sure they have a good home... er I mean good homes.. yeah thats it, thats the ticket.

 

--

Bill

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Send all your unwanted concertinas to me!

Except for Crane Duets, on which I have first refusal. I celebrate winter solstice - and therefore the older festival, so there! :P

 

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Send all your unwanted concertinas to me!
Except for Crane Duets, on which I have first refusal.

Don't waste your time with Cream-T.

If you send me a Crane duet (or any other concertina), I won't refuse it. :)

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Now, now, I'm sure there'll be enough for everyone. I'm quite happy to act as a central distribution point. If people want to let me know what they are looking for, then as soon as a suitable concertina comes into the orphanage I shall arrange for the issuing of adoption papers. The important thing is to get those concertinas rolling in.

 

[Thinks: Got to be worth a try]

 

Chris

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The important thing is to get those concertinas rolling in.

"Rolling" concertinas is likely to lead to damage.

Wherever you send them, please pad and pack them securely in a solid box. :)

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Chris is welcome to all truly round concertinas that come rolling in to him!

 

I'll take those with 6, 8, 10 or 12 sides! ;)

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:D Santa Clause is coming!!

 

I feel like a kid watching the Air Force tracking Santa on Christmas eve.

 

I am tracking a 31b Suttner on UPS. It is currently in Koeln, on the way to East Brisbane.

 

:)

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Rod,

 

Can we expect you to honor the tradition? If your concertina arrives in the next few days, will you have the will power to, "Do not open until Christmas !"

 

Congratulations in advance.

 

Greg

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