Santa Claus Is Coming to Town on Anglo German concertina ( or is it? … the Godfather waltz???). Featuring Japanese player Toru KATO – currently well known to FaceBook readers.
Beginner Concertina Free Lesson No. 1 of 3 – with Edel Fox from OAIM.IE Tutorials – Anglo film plus graphics. A generously timed lesson from one of the young stars of Irish traditional music and a tutor at last year’s Swaledale Squeeze.
明治 バレンタイン2014 「バレンタイン女子会」篇 30秒ver. 新垣結衣Valentine Women’s Association – concertina, bongos and mobile phone plus Meiji chocolate bar! A delightfully wacky Japanese TV advert.
Concertina maker Bob Tedrow –
has been making concertinas, a bellows driven free reed instrument, in his Homewood, Alabama shop for 10 years. He has the instruments for sale in the USA and 7 foreign countries. I saw a 2nd hand C/G of his for sale on the net for 2K.
Aoibheann Queally (concertina), Pamela Queally (fiddle). Irish music – “The road to Miltown Malbay” – reels – August 1st 2013 Playing in the roadside tavern, Lisdoonvarna. Teenage sisters demonstrating that in Ireland at least, young players are attracted to playing the concertina.
Alternative Radio – Concertina Ballerina (First Night, 1986)
Alternative Radio won the 1982 ‘Battle of the Bands’ held at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. The competition had a panel of judges including: Noddy Holder (Slade), Mick Khan (Japan), Roy Wood (The Move & Wizard), Angie Bowie and representatives from Melody Maker and NME. Not folk music, but an interesting insight into how our beloved instrument is regarded by the public.
Chemnitzer Concertina Polka Jam session at the White Oak American Legion 2008. The Chemnitzer described as bi-sonoric by one of its players – “diatonic”? Alternative description: a large overweight cousin of the Anglo?
“Hans Wurst Polka” – Wonderful music – A Chemnitzer Concertina Duet: playing together! Jerry Minar and Dale Pexa on the concertinas. Jimmy on the banjo! Plus a great piano player and a wonderful drummer!
The Chemnitzer conventions look a whole lot of fun with players of all ages.
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