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And if Irish are divided so they have been killing each other, there you go.

I don't think flippant remarks like this are helpful or necessary. Are the Troubles at all relevant to the choice between 30 or 38 buttons?

 

Nigel

Well, no. But it one is seaking the "right" way and puts his focus on how Irish do it, one shouldn't expect such simple approach yeald satisfactory results. The Irish do it both ways, at least.

But what 's the problem with the remark?

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Hee Aegon,

 

I just sold an 38 button Jeffries to a Breton friend of mine (Jean Pierre Le Meur, you probably know him from Tocane). And sent your above comments to him.

Only am I mistaken that when you say that 1 or 2 extra note options are a bonus on a 38 key AC, you actually numbered 3?!

Hermann

 

Mea culpa - 3 notes, on two buttons - the F#/G# are push and pull on the same key. The other notes are so rarely used (by me) as to be essentially redundant.

 

I haven't been to Tocane in a while - is Jean Pierre living in Paris and does his wife/girlfriend also play concertina?

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Hee Aegon,

 

I just sold an 38 button Jeffries to a Breton friend of mine (Jean Pierre Le Meur, you probably know him from Tocane). And sent your above comments to him.

Only am I mistaken that when you say that 1 or 2 extra note options are a bonus on a 38 key AC, you actually numbered 3?!

Hermann

 

Mea culpa - 3 notes, on two buttons - the F#/G# are push and pull on the same key. The other notes are so rarely used (by me) as to be essentially redundant.

 

I haven't been to Tocane in a while - is Jean Pierre living in Paris and does his wife/girlfriend also play concertina?

 

 

That's right, but they left Paris and live in Brittany now. Not too far from my place so this means we can have some music together (they on AC and me on my EC or flute).

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I think Anglo is well suited for Bach, and will offer very interesting phrazing, but it probably does need to be more than 30 buttons, unless you care enough to "improve" Bach, fitting it to existing possibilities of the instrument.

 

The menuet can be played on a 20 button G/D anglo concertina, even without improving Bach ;) But indeed, for playing the mondschein sonate you would need more buttons than 20 on an anglo concertina.

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