Sunday, February 28, 2010
I recently made two concertinas for a concertina player in Ireland. One of the instruments I made for Sean is a G/D and one is a C/G. Sean O'Dwyer is a very good player, although not known on this side of the Atlantic. His style is very different than the Clare style of playing that we mostly hear. The CD contains polkas and slides, typical of the music from the Beara Penninsula, as well as some tune types we hear seldom---flings, two steps etc. His style is also more like the music we would hear in Cork and Kerry especially from box players in the Slieve Luacra region. When listening to Sean's CD I can easily imagine him fitting in quite well with players the likes of Johnny O'Leary. I am especially pleased that he chose to use two of my concertinas exclusively on this CD. I would recommend this CD to anyone who likes lively Irish music and the style of music from this region. Contact me if you would like to obtain this CD.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
This is a fine looking & playing concertina. It has C/G Jeffries fingering. The wood is a very dark cocobolo.---polished stainless ends. No Canadian taxes if shipped out of country and no taxes or duties if shipped to the USA. Pictures to follow.
Monday, February 15, 2010
This is the concertina sent in early February to the Musical Instrument Museum in Tempe Arizona. I thought that Mexican bocote would be an appropriate wood, trimmed with ebony. I have another concertina body with the same bocote/ebony combination, which is available to be made into a C/G, Bb/F or whatever. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.