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I've met Caroline and seen her collection (or at least part of it) when she has set up a display at festivals in Keith and Auchtermuchty.

The emphasis is on accordions, and she has many interesting examples, mostly unplayable now, going back to the early days of free reed instruments.

She does have a Wheatstone English concertina as part of the collection.

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It always used to be said that the deffinition of a gentleman was someone who COULD play the piano accordian, but didn't!

 

Chris

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It always used to be said that the deffinition of a gentleman was someone who COULD play the piano accordian, but didn't!

 

Chris

Geoff Wright - Not a Gentleman!!!

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It always used to be said that the deffinition of a gentleman was someone who COULD play the piano accordian, but didn't!

That's been said of a number of instruments... perhaps with good reason. ;)

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Before I discovered the duet I played piano accordian. one day i opened my post to find a larsen cartoon comprising 2 pictures; the first one was captioned 'welcome to Heaven, here's your harp' and the second; 'welcome to hell here's your accordian'. I never found out who sent it and I'm not convinced about Larsen's sense of humour anyway...

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Did anyone else notice the link to Rolf Harris and his burning accordion on the right of the BBC page?

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No but thanks for pointing it out! Dangerous things accordians. All that celluloid.

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A mate of mine left his accordian on the front seat of his car the other day. When he came back he was horrified to see the front window was smashed. When he looked inside his worst fears were realised - there was a second accordian next to the first.

 

Chris

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