Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos

Will Fly 18 Feb 10 - 11:52 AM
Charley Noble 18 Feb 10 - 12:10 PM
Alan Day 18 Feb 10 - 03:23 PM
Guran 18 Feb 10 - 04:19 PM
Alan Day 18 Feb 10 - 05:41 PM
olddude 18 Feb 10 - 05:50 PM
olddude 18 Feb 10 - 10:47 PM
olddude 18 Feb 10 - 10:49 PM
katlaughing 18 Feb 10 - 11:05 PM
olddude 18 Feb 10 - 11:18 PM
Will Fly 19 Feb 10 - 04:17 AM
Will Fly 19 Feb 10 - 04:23 AM
Howard Jones 19 Feb 10 - 04:40 AM
G-Force 19 Feb 10 - 06:06 AM
Will Fly 19 Feb 10 - 07:30 AM
olddude 19 Feb 10 - 12:35 PM
katlaughing 19 Feb 10 - 01:21 PM
Alan Day 19 Feb 10 - 02:47 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:




Subject: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Will Fly
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 11:52 AM

For those who like concertina music, Alan Day and I have recorded three videos from our repertoire for Anglo concertina and acoustic guitar. They are:

Rosbif Waltz

Moonlight Hop & La Luna Dins L'Aiga

Manor Royal March & March

"Moonlight Hop" and "Manor Royal" are compositions by Alan. The "Moonlight Hop/La Luna" pairing is distinguished by my reading from the chord book (oh horrors!) - but, please sir, I didn't have time to do my homework...

Incidentally, the little glances and smiles indicate two things: (a) Alan is hoping I'll forget the chords and (b) I'm doing my best to make him corpse. Luckily, neither of us succeeded.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 12:10 PM

Nicely done!

Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Alan Day
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 03:23 PM

The second March is " Trumpet and Air" by Purcell
Manor Royal is an Industrial Estate in Crawley. It sounded like a good name for a triumphant march.
Rosbif Waltz was originally performed by a group called "Paris Centre" and the tune was collected by Mel Stevens, who was later to form the group "Rosbif".Mel and I first recorded this tune on a Rosbif record called "Traditional Dance Music from Central France" it is also featured on "Anglo International". This version with Will is played on my Jeffries GD Anglo.
Thanks to Will for a brilliant job on the video (and his guitar playing)
Al


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Guran
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 04:19 PM

From imagination I have "known" for some decades that concertina and guitar simply must make a perfect combo but I have hardly ever heard any proficient practising of the concept. Thank you guys ! You have prooven I was right all the time - I only hope I will be spared the torment listening to concertina and piano again - it can only mean a failure in comparison to your tasteful performance.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Alan Day
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 05:41 PM

Thanks Guran much appreciated.
Al


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: olddude
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 05:50 PM

Awesome Will, what a great job ... love it!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: olddude
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 10:47 PM

gosh what a great job you guys did. thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish .... more please !!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: olddude
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 10:49 PM

And Al your moonlight hop is a solid write my friend ... very solid indeed ... great writer and performer!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 11:05 PM

How wonderful, so full of life and happiness. It is hard to sit still when listening! Beautifully done, Alan and Will. Thanks so much for sharing. Is the duet CD going to be the two of you or another concertina?

Great stuff!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: olddude
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 11:18 PM

yea count me in on the cd if you make one ... but I want it autographed I do !!

Dan


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 04:17 AM

The "duet" recording mentioned refers to the "duet" concertina. Al's first production was the 3-CD box set "Anglo International", which featured historic and modern players of the Anglo system concertina from all over the world. The next production was "English International" - a similar box set, but dedicated to players of the English system concertina. The one in the offing is dedicated to players of the Duet system concertina.

Now, if that hasn't thoroughly confused you, here's my explanation of the 3 systems (and remember I'm only a very amateur Anglo player):

1. Anglo. Two or three rows of buttons on each side, going from low notes (on the left side) to high notes (on the right side). Usually pitched in 2 keys, such G/D or C/F. The essential bit is that each button gives you different notes when pushed and pulled - equivalent to the suck/blow notes of a harmonica.

2. English. Usually with 4 vertical rows of buttons on each side - arranged chromatically with different notes of the scale on each side and with accidentals on the outer rows. The same note is sounded on the push and the pull.

3. Duet. Also with rows of button - but with the same notes on each side, and the the same notes sounding on the push and the pull. Capable of playing complex chords.

I'm sure other players will explain this much better than me. All systems are interesting. My personal feeling is that the different push and pull notes on the Anglo system make it a tricksy little instrument - and Al is master of it.

So - no recordings of our duets just yet - but we'll be doing something soon... :-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 04:23 AM

Sorry to go on a bit unnecessarily in the last post - but the duet word has to be explained whenever Al and I do duets!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Howard Jones
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 04:40 AM

Lovely stuff. I'm sure I've heard Manor Royal played in sessions, but I hadn't realised Al had written it. Great tune - that's one I'll be pinching - and it goes well with the Purcell.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: G-Force
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 06:06 AM

Will, it is not the case that the duet has 'the same notes on each side'. It has low notes on one side, high notes on the other (admittedly with some overlap).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Will Fly
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 07:30 AM

As I said: I'm sure other players will explain this much better than me- and far more correctly! Just trying to make it clear (and not very well) that the "duets" Al and I play are not "duet" concertinas but musical duets.

I've been interested to see, on my own forum, that most of the members - being mainly guitar players and mainly American - were not really au fait with the concertina, and certainly not aware of the different systems. So I was being a bit pedantic - and inaccurate!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: olddude
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 12:35 PM

Hey whatever they call it , it is beautiful with your wonderful guitar work my friend


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 01:21 PM

Actually, I am glad you spent the time to educate us on the different kinds. I've always wondered. It still amazes me that anyone can get anything so beautiful by *squeezing* something that moves like a caterpillar! (No offence:-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Anglo concertina & guitar - 3 videos
From: Alan Day
Date: 19 Feb 10 - 02:47 PM

You do get lovely butterflies from caterpillars so we are in with a chance.
Al


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 22 February 5:36 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.