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wes.w Praise for a new concertina (37) RE: Praise for a new concertina 27 Jul 01

George (and anybody not already totally bored by this Nerdity)
It was the spelling I always used until recently, but 'better researched' friends tell me it should be MacCann or even better Maccann, and the spelling we've all used for years can probably be blamed on Neil Wayne articles. So don't trust his notes for Tommy Williams's LP either! Neil has been nicknamed 'Typhoid McCann' by a certain person over this.

Hayden's are more than good - they're the work of a genius. Mr. Hayden will be demonstrating a new Russian(?) built version at Sidmouth, so look out for it. Or, even better, hear him play it! For those of you a little lost by all this, the Hayden system is a NEW (~1978) duet system that lets you play in key easily. If you learn a tune in one key, you can play it in other keys just by using a different starting button, as the fingering pattern is exactly the same. So gone forever can be the days when those 'clever' players say in sessions - "But we only ever play that in Eb minor - can't you manage that?"

I've got vague memories of Sally Army concertinas, but those are only early 1950s as a very small boy. There was one article in Neil's Free Reed mags of the 1970s about one the final bands to close down. Bristol maybe? PM me if you want a copy. Something about women in uniform maybe?


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