Anglo-Irishman Posted October 15, 2008 Share Posted October 15, 2008 I keep reading in various thread people mentioning other musical instruments...so how many other than the concertina can you play and what are they? Talented lot you all are. Well, my main talent is for singing, which I do reasonably well, so I take the liberty to dabble in several instruments, most of them suitable for accompaniment. And apart from that, I have an affliction known as MIAS (Musical Instrument Acquisition Syndrome) To a group gig, I take my Anglo, a 5-string banjo, a mandolin, and a sheaf of whistles, and usually borrow a guitar for one particular song. To a solo gig, I take my Anglo, 5-string banjo or autoharp, or two of these. These are the ones that I can play fully-fledged instrumental solos on. If it's a purely singing gig, I may take my guitar as well, but I can only play accompaniments on that. I have several different specimens of each of the stringed instruments, one of each with a pickup. I choose them on the basis of the venue and the type of music I want to play. I also have a ukulele, which I have played occasionally for fun, and a Waldzither, a German relative of the English guitar, which I sometimes mess around with at home. And a Bandoneon, which gets the occasional public airing, and is lovely for relaxing with (beautiful, warm tone, and arranged like an Anglo concertina, but with more buttons). And now I'm learning the Crane duet concertina, which I hope will soon become a solo instrument Sounds like a lot, but I started most of them very young, and I'm pretty old now. Cheers, John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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