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English Concertina on iPod in Art Project “The Spirit of Hope”.

This exhibition took place in Park Szilassy in Bex-les-Bains, Switzerland from 12/06/2011 to 25/09/2011.

English Concertina on iPod in “Spirit of Hope”

Visitors of the exhibition could borrow a headphone with an iPod at the entrance to the exhibition. You can walk through the park, look at the works of the other artists and listen to the history of Lady Louisa Hope and the English Concertina, but also to the concertina music of that period, specially recorded for this occasion by Pauline de Snoo.

Concertinas in Japan

On my first night I found myself in The Hartford Café, an Aladdin’s cave of vinyl in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Prompted by a photo of my Wheatstone the owner, Mr Yanagisawa, disappeared behind the bar and emerged triumphantly with a John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris album. This was followed by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger’s “Manchester Angel” and “A Tale of Ale”, a Free Reed recording of British drinking songs. Continue reading