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Thread #108326   Message #2252831
Posted By: GUEST,the button
03-Feb-08 - 08:46 PM
Thread Name: concertinas in folk music
Subject: RE: concertinas in folk music
See, I've heard that before, and I really can't see it myself. Not saying that the anglo is better, like (even though I do play one). OK, so the english is fully chromatic, but then a 30-key anglo is just about playable in any key, and one with over 30 buttons definitely is.

There are/were some superb anglo song-accompanists out there -- Peter Bellamy, John Kirkpatrick (especially the stuff he recorded with Sue Harris), Louis Killen.

I can't really say that the anglo is more intuitive full stop, but it certainly is for me.