Alan Day Posted February 4, 2004 Share Posted February 4, 2004 I just cannot believe how trusting people are,when by experiance you are taught the opposite. A few years ago at a session in Brighton a Mandolin was stolen from a pub session,the owner was not aware it had been stolen untill he decided to go home.During the evening he wandered around the pub and was rarely with his instruments and a number of young lads were in the pub creating problems. I was at a recent large auction of violins and cellos in central London and the prices were unbeleavable,like twenty times the cost of a Jeffries. By the front door was about five instruments in their cases,actually where I parked my briefcase.On the way out it would have been a simple matter to pick up my briefcase and an instrument. At our George session handbags have been stolen, one last year. At our last gig in Cecil Sharpe House a hand bag was stolen. Do not leave your concertina unattended,if you want to have a dance or get a pint etc.get someone you know to look after it.Do not leave your instrument near a door,If you have two concertinas with you, only get one out at a time.Do not leave it under the table edge with the lid up or a pint of beer will be spilled into it(this has happened to me and my reeds were sticking for weeks afterwards). Above all be aware of your concertina,it is valuable look after it.Unfortunately there are some people who go out with the express purpose of stealing from the general public ,please don`t let it be you(or me) Al Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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