Christopher Quinn Posted December 8, 2003 Share Posted December 8, 2003 On Saturday I went to see John Kirkpatrick's Christmas concert in a Woverhampton pub. He was really good. He mainly played a British Chromatic Accordion but also a one-row Hohner melodeon and an Anglo concertina. My understanding is that the concertina he used was a 40 button Crabb. It sounded great. Mr Kirkpatrick played all his instruments whilst standing. When playing the Anglo for an instrumental piece he held the concertina at chest height with elbows bent, like Scan Tester appeared to do in the photographs that I have seen. When using it as accompaniment to singing it was back down at waist height. But the position made no discernable difference to his playing - he always filled the instrument; the accompaniment was rich and complex. If you get the chance to see one of his shows, I can recommend it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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