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Was there a concertina player in the "Titanic" ?

 

there was one in the 1950's film A Night to remember, but not I believe in the more recent film. the player in the chair is playing the uillean pipes. I believe the band in the Titanic film was Stocktons wing.

 

- John Wild

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Was there a concertina player in the "Titanic" ?

I found this pic. Looks really big. ..........

I don't think so. The band is called Gaelic Storm. The accordion player is Patrick Murphy

In 1997, Gaelic Storm was catapulted out of their formative pub haunts by an appearance in the blockbuster film Titanic. Cast as the "party band" in the steerage scene,

http://gaelicstorm.musiccitynetworks.com/i...37&sid=5431

 

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Leo

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I don't think so. The band is called Gaelic Storm. The accordion player is Patrick Murphy

 

I stand corrected. I had only a vague memory. Stocktons Wing must have appeared in another film in a similar scene but i have no idea now what it might have been.

 

- John

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I had only a vague memory. Stocktons Wing must have appeared in another film in a similar scene but i have no idea now what it might have been.

 

- John

Hi John

 

They are listed under "other company" for the movie "The Field" with Richard Harris. They supplied traditional music for dance. I'm almost sure this is the scene:

 

The Field - The Dance

 

Still no Concertina

 

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Leo

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They are listed under "other company" for the movie "The Field" with Richard Harris. They supplied traditional music for dance. I'm almost sure this is the scene:

The Field - The Dance

 

I expect you are correct, but that link produced a message - we are sorry, this video is no longer available.

 

- john

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They are listed under "other company" for the movie "The Field" with Richard Harris. They supplied traditional music for dance. I'm almost sure this is the scene:

The Field - The Dance

 

I expect you are correct, but that link produced a message - we are sorry, this video is no longer available.

 

- john

Hi John

 

Yeah it happens sometimes like that. Try this alternate one:

 

It should work. It's really a good story. I haven't seen it in years and I wish I could find the whole movie.

 

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Leo

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Has anybody mentioned this website?

 

http://www.mediarare.com/MRFilmSq.html

 

Mostly piano accordions but lots of references.

Back in the 1990s, before there was concertina.net, many of us fed our habit on the newsgroup recmusic.makers.squeezebox. That's where this list was compiled. I submitted a few entries.

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I just watched the start of 'North to Alaska'.

 

North to Alaska

 

A young fella is playing a Concertina on board a small ship & as it heads out to see, John Wayne throws the young fella overboard ... with his Concertina ... & he ends up swimming ashore, still clutching his Concertina! :angry:

 

Cheers

Dick

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A young fella is playing a Concertina on board a small ship & as it heads out to see, John Wayne throws the young fella overboard ... with his Concertina ... & he ends up swimming ashore, still clutching his Concertina!

 

Cheers

Dick

Hi Dick

 

Maybe he needed a flotation device. Open the bellows for air. It would have also been needed later when he serenaded later in the film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlCIdtn4SYU&fmt=18

That scene is at 1:45 into the trailer

 

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Leo

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Bing Crosby in 'High Society' sits in the bottom of a boat 'playing' and singing (? 'True Love') to Grace Kelly,working the bellows on a hideous red 'concertina' as if he's trying to pump up an air mattress.

Hi John

 

It's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4awCZr7GwY&fmt=18

 

If you prefer the whole movie, click on the right "Play All Videos"

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A71D800459C5F6A7

 

Still only used as a prop. No real playing. :(

 

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Leo

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I recently (a few weeks ago) watched "Tess of the D'Ubervilles" from A&E/BBC, and there were quite a few concertinas shown.....along a cameo appearance of a serpent!

Several of the characters (background musicians) played Anglos, but the hero played an English--I just KNEW he was a good guy! The dubbing was rather painful though. Not quite as bad as I've seen before, but close. Apparently the concertina is easier to appear to play than the violin is.

 

Yes, Gaelic Storm was in the Titanic.....I've never seen that movie, but I have been to see the band a few times. Oh my gosh--the musical equivalent of caffeine, let me tell you.

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles has been on TV, and in the movies since 1913 at least a half dozen times.

 

At 2:45 in the 1979 version called "Tess" there is an English concertina in the band. They are really playing. It shows up a few more times as the girls dance in the fields. (It's the whole movie. click play all): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgvtVl5FSw...629&index=0

 

In this trailer there is an English concertina at :40 seconds into the clip, but I'm not sure of which movie it's from. Maybe 1998: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zikn3xYDirw&fmt=18

 

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Leo

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