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Sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere but Free Reed have recently re-mastered Alistair's 1970s LP album Concertina Workshop. On the sleeve notes (and the website) it states that the companion book is "now available on-line". They don't seem to sell it and no web page link is given, they don't have a contact email address and the telephone is unmanned at present as they are away. A Google search proved fruitless. Can anyone throw any light on this?

 

Pete.

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Well, you used to be able to buy an authorized photocopy of the book from the Button Box in the U.S. Maybe Rich Morse can tell us if it is still available?

 

Ken

 

Would it have been authorised by Alistair Anderson himself?

 

I have a copy of the book but would not photocopy it without express permission from AA!

 

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- John Wild

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Yes, it's official, on the up and up, from Andy's Front Hall, which was the original publisher, at least here in the States. Rich M. and company are much to wise (and too official) to do things any other way - I know them well enough to be sure of that.

 

Ken

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Sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere but Free Reed have recently re-mastered Alistair's 1970s LP album Concertina Workshop. On the sleeve notes (and the website) it states that the companion book is "now available on-line". They don't seem to sell it and no web page link is given, they don't have a contact email address and the telephone is unmanned at present as they are away. A Google search proved fruitless. Can anyone throw any light on this?

 

Pete.

 

 

I've had the exact same experience. Can anyone provide the link?

 

Michael

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On the sleeve notes (and the website) it states that the companion book is "now available on-line".Can anyone throw any light on this?
I've had the exact same experience.

I don't know about that site but The Button Box carries the book though I see that it's currently "out of stock". I'll talk to our staff tomorrow to find out when they're due back.

 

-- Rich --

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Well, you used to be able to buy an authorized photocopy of the book from the Button Box in the U.S. Maybe Rich Morse can tell us if it is still available?

 

Ken

 

Would it have been authorised by Alistair Anderson himself?

 

I have a copy of the book but would not photocopy it without express permission from AA!

 

Regards

 

- John Wild

 

Some years ago, Alistair Anderson appeared at my local folk club. Afterwards, I asked him about his tutor book. He told me that it was long out of print and he had no plans to have it reprinted but that if I wanted a copy, I could obtain a photocopy from his secretary. All I had to do, was contact her, explain my request and she would send me one, which I thought was very nice of him. Shortly afterwards, I discovered that a friend of mine had an original copy of the book which he was prepared to lend me, so I didn't bother to take Alistair up on his kind offer. In the meantime, I have managed to obtain an original copy of the tutor and the original LP, as a set, both in v.g.c. on Ebay for £20.00!

 

Chris

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On the sleeve notes (and the website) it states that the companion book is "now available on-line".Can anyone throw any light on this?
I've had the exact same experience.

I don't know about that site but The Button Box carries the book though I see that it's currently "out of stock". I'll talk to our staff tomorrow to find out when they're due back.

Our shipment of AA's book is due in by the end of this week. We usually have it in stock though were recently cleaned out by a person from the UK that wanted 7 of them!

 

-- Rich --

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Well, you used to be able to buy an authorized photocopy of the book from the Button Box in the U.S. Maybe Rich Morse can tell us if it is still available?

 

Ken

 

Would it have been authorised by Alistair Anderson himself?

 

I have a copy of the book but would not photocopy it without express permission from AA!

 

Regards

 

- John Wild

John,

I asked Alistair about this some years ago at Kilve. He was happy for it to be copied since it was out of print.

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Having a copy of the book at last is great; but it's not the best scan I've seen, and the print is a little small for my tired old eyes. So now it's in the public domain I'm going to abc the tunes as I go along. I've picked a particularly hard one to start off with but it's so good I just had to have a go!

 

Please feel free to add your own transcriptions, it will save me some work. :D

 

X:1

T: The Fairy Queen

C:Trad

S:Alistair Anderson "The Concertina Workshop"

Z: Peter Dunk, November 2008

Q:1/4=160

M:4/4

L:1/8

K:D

A2 | (3ded ec d2 AG | FDFA dAFA | (3GAG BG E2 ef | gec(({d}e) d)cBA |

(3ded ec d2 AG | FDFA dAFA | (3GAG BG E2 ef | gece d2 :|

A2 | df (3fgf gece | da^ga baga | fdAF G2 ef | ge (3efe ge (3efe |

df (3fgf gfga | ba^ga baga | fdAF G2 ef | gece d2 :|

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