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Subject: dick miles concertina
From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 02:21 PM

I suffered a bad fire last night,and have had my best concertina badly damaged.
I am feeling really bad.
I click on to my personal page,and theres a mail from a mod asking me not to send anonymous guest messages.
I have spent the whole day trying to clear up fire debris,I have not had time to post messages,let alone childish stuff,pretending to be anyone else.
I havent logged off[let alonr be an anonymous guest] from this site for months,give me a break,please. .Dick Miles


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 02:31 PM

Dick: that is very bad news. Thinking of you.

Joan


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Tyke
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 02:33 PM

I'm sorry to hear that Dick (Miles) I know just how attached you can get to any instrument. As I have tried to point out many times in the many threads about lending out musical instruments. I have even sung along with my mate Mick Haywood whilst guarding the bar in the Plough in Whitby when they had a small Fire. The Night Old Dun Cow caught Fire.

I can however recommend Mike Acott Concertinas to you he is at 33 Kelvin Road Ipswich Suffolk IP15EH http://www.mike-acott-concertinas.co.uk/

Tel 01473 743080 mob 07818055100

You may know him he is a Member of the superb Shaty Group Capstan Full Strength.

O shut up you wimp he can always claim the scorches were caused by playing too fast! (you need to read the Thread Multiple personalities to under stand the Humore of that statement)thread.cfm?threadid=116681&messages=10#2507049


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 02:57 PM

That's horrible, Dick.
Hope you're OK.
And that your concertina (and everything else) was insured.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 03:02 PM

Hi Dick. Sorry to hear about your misfortune.
Do you remember your dream about the concertina that you posted on the Folk Dreams thread? Because I do. It had a good ending.
I hope all goes well...


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Fidjit
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 03:04 PM

Bummer Dick. Are you insured?

CHas


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: TheSnail
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 03:13 PM

Really sorry to hear that Dick. I know how I'd feel if it was mine. I hope it can be fully restored.

Bryan


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 03:39 PM

Sorry Dick. There isn't much more to say.
Mary


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 04:55 PM

Sorry Dick - if good wishes could help you have a lot of them coming from Maine.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: s&r
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 05:22 PM

Hope it repairs like new

Stu


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 05:26 PM

As Above Dick !! Hope it is not TOO bad ! Good Luck !


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Folkiedave
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 05:31 PM

Sorry to hear that Dick, I do hope you were insured - but then again I know it aint the same.....

Dave


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Alan Day
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 05:32 PM

Dick surely this is covered by your contents insurance.Most insurances up to a certain value do not need the items to be named.If you get a quotation for it's repair then there should be no problems.It is most likely that the heat will effect the temper (hardness) of the reeds.This may have been protected by the box it was in however.
At least you are OK which is the main thing.
Al


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: GUEST,Howard Jones
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 06:06 PM

Dick, that's every musician's nightmare. But at least your safe. Best wishes

Howard


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 06:36 PM

Really sorry to hear that, Dick. Glad you're OK.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: SylviaN
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 06:41 PM

A big hug from me.

xxxx

Sylvia


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Tootler
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 06:53 PM

Sorry to hear that, Dick.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 06:57 PM

Wow! Bad news, man. Is it repairable? When you've had a box for so long it becomes an extension of your body. Deepest sympathies.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 07:32 PM

We develope such a relationship with these bits of wood and metal, that something like this is a trauma hard to describe. I hope the instruments are salvageable, and repairable. But rest assured, old son, that there is another out there in need of your loving ministrations.

..... and you are safe. Thanks be.

Mick


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 07:39 PM

Good thoughts from here - very sorry to hear the news. We all know that an instrument is never Just An Instrument. Hope all comes right for you -

Bonnie


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: CupOfTea
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 12:15 AM

How horrid for you. I've just fallen in love with my first concertina - my "main squeeze" and the idea of a house fire is one of my scariest nightmares - I can understand how awful this can be. Best wishes for recovering/clean up/ getting your life back to normal & prayers for an insurance company that takes good care of you and your concertina.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: GUEST,Black Hawk on Works PC
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 02:50 AM

Condolences Dick :-)

18 months ago I had a favourite guitar damaged beyond repair & still mourn for it (I cant bring myself to throw the pieces out).

'Bits of wood & metal' they ain't.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 04:52 AM

Truly sorry to hear this, Dick. Is the 'tina repairable, d'you think ?

Good thoughts and wishes from this side of the Celtic Sea,

Erica and Bryn


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Marje
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 05:09 AM

So sorry to hear your news, Dick. I know how it feels - our family piano was once smashed up by careless removal men and it was heartbreaking. It was eventually restored to something like its former glory, on the insurance, so I hope your concertina can be mended too.

Marje


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: banjoman
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 05:12 AM

Sorry to hear about your problem - hope you are OK and that you can recoup something from the mess. You were spoken of of with fond memories at the recent Whitchurch Folk Festival Reunion
Keep smiling


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 05:19 AM

Just too much in one go.   Poor Mr. Miles

What a terrible thing to have happen. Hope a good foster instrument can be found while (trying to maintain positive outlook) your own is being repaired.

Also hope the issue with mistaken identity by moderator is resolved happily too.

Blessings

Tam


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: GUEST,The black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 07:55 AM

Best wishes and I hope that repairs can be effected.
Someone somewhere will have the technoloy, but will your insurance cover it?
I know what I felt like when my G/D anglo was stolen, however, I was lucky and got it back within 7 months, though I had to go to court to prove it was mine.
Should loss of an instrument be up there on that famous list of stressful life events, along with berievement, divorce etc.

Robin Madge


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 09:21 AM

thanks, everyone.
a banjo suffered too,needs new machine heads,the gearing seems to have gone.

I am still cleaning/clearing up,thanks everyone for your thoughts.
fortunately I have a very good tenor treble,so I am not concertina less.
but I feel I have let it down.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: theleveller
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 09:57 AM

Dreadful news, Dick - been there and you have my sympathy. I hope everything will be restored as good as before.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: billybob
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 11:39 AM

Oh dear,

Dick, Bill and I send our love.Having a house fire is a dreadful thing, so much mess and the clearing up is never ending.
I do hope the damage to the house was not too bad,but the loss of the concertina and damage to the banjo must have shaken you up so much. However, as a long time friend, I have to say "thank goodness you are safe!!!!!!" Wish we were not so far away and could help with the clearing up.

I am speaking to Barry this evening and I know he will send his best wishes too, he enjoyed playing the violin with you last year so much.

take care, love and hugs
Wendy


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 11:49 AM

Thinking of you Dick

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Brian Peters
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 12:30 PM

That's a shocker, Dick. I know how precious my own best instrument is to me. Hope things aren't too much of a mess and that the repairs are affordable.
All the best,
Brian


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Sugwash
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 12:59 PM

That's rough luck Dick, hope it all turns out alright in the end. Resurgem.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: PoppaGator
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 01:30 PM

It's obvious how traumatic this loss must have been, because Dick doesn't offer a single word about the condition of his home or of any other possessions (besides that banjo).

I've never experienced such a loss, but for a while in late 2005 I was in suspense, not knowing whether my irepaceable one-and-only guitar was OK after I had left it home when evacuating for Hurricane Katrina.

I was fairly confident that the floodwaters would not have risen as high as the top of a bed on the second floor ~ and in the end, the guitar had indeed survived. But for the long month-and-a-half during which we were unable to return home to survey the damage, there was still an element of doubt and I was worried sick.

Dick, you have my sincerest sysmpathy.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: BB
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 02:58 PM

Our sympathies, Dick, but glad to know that you're OK at least. Hope things aren't as bad as they seem at first.

It isn't the first time mistakes have been made as to identity, and sometimes it's easy to jump to conclusions - so our sympathies, even empathy, on that too.

Barbara & Tom


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 03:06 PM

Really sorry to hear that, Dick. We get so attached to our instruments, they almost become parts of us. As long as YOU are ok, then it's not as bad as it could be.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: trevek
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 05:02 PM

Sorry to hear that, Dick. Glad YOU ar OK, tho'.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: GUEST,Seamus Kennedy
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 03:01 AM

Hey Dick - glad that you and Cathy are OK.
PM me please.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Will Fly
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:11 AM

Dick - is the concertina on your web page the one that was damaged? It's always heartwrenching when a favourite instrument suffers damage. We get so close to them through years of practice and performing. I hope it - and therefore you - gets better soon.

Regards,

Will


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:57 AM

so sorry to hear about the fire.

I was pretty shocked when Brian peters told me how much a decent concertina costs. Will you have to replace the instrument?

How many of us would need to buy an album to help you on the way to getting a new one?

all best wishes


al


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Bernard
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:28 PM

At least it was the concertina, and not you, Dick. So it isn't all bad, is it?!

On the up side, the replacement could even turn out to be better than the damaged one (assuming it isn't economic to repair). Bloody inconvenient, though - which is probably the understatement of the year!

Next time I see you I hope the news is good!


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: folkwaller
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:54 PM

Had an instrument of mine run over by a car a while back. I know how you are feeling. Fortunately mine was repairable. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: The Sandman
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:11 PM

Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Will Fly - PM
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:11 AM

Dick - is the concertina on your web page the one that was damaged? It's always heartwrenching when a favourite instrument suffers damage. We get so close to them through years of practice and performing. I hope it - and therefore you - gets better soon.

Regards,

Will
Yes,it was built about 1909,and had been put to its best by Steve Dickinson,and played like a dream .
I am hoping that he can,perform a miracle.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Surreysinger
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:45 PM

Dick - really sorry to hear this. It's a shocker having a house fire anyway, but suffering damage to an instrument like this as well?? At least you are OK. Hope that your miracle can be achieved. Best wishes, Irene.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:32 PM

Just makes me ill to think of such a treasure being damaged, especially one you had such a great relationship with. Please keep us posted.

Mick


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 05:36 AM

Very sorry to hear this - a craftsman cherishes the tools of his trade.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 12:55 PM

today ,I sent it off to be [hopefully]repaired.
thanks again, everyone.


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Subject: RE: dick miles concertina
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Dec 08 - 02:03 PM

Steve Turner sends his condolences, Dick. Let's hope for a speedy and successful recovery!


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