(Jigs) The Hare in the Corn, Cronin's - Flute

I learned the second jig at a session a few months ago. This set is from "Na Fir Bolg" by Jack Talty and Cormac Begley. I like both tunes though I guess they aren't so popular in Japan.

I played my Grinter D flute.

(Hornpipes) Chief O'Neill's Favourite, Kitty's Wedding - Session

I joined a session at Murphy's on May 27, 2015.

I played my Grinter D flute.

(Jigs) The Housekeeper, The Killavil - Session

I joined a session at Murphy's on May 27, 2015. I learned this set from "The Flute Players of Roscommon Volume 1" produced by John Wynne.

I played my Grinter D flute.

(Jigs) The Creel of Turf, The Eavesdropper - Concertina

I played two jigs that I had learned more than ten years ago.

I played my H. Crabb & Son concertina that I had repaired.

(Jig) Cherish the Ladies - Flute

I learned this tune when I joined a session in April. It has five parts. I guess I have to practice it more...

I played my Grinter D flute.

(Reels) The Reel of Bogie, Garrett Barry's - Flute

I learned these reels from my friends when I joined a session in April.

I played my Grinter D flute.

(Jigs) Pride of the West, Kilglass Lakes - Flute

I learned the first tune from my friend a few months ago. You can find this set in "Pride of the West" by John Wynne and John McEvoy.

I played my Grinter D fllute.

Repairing my H. Crabb & Son concertina

I bought a H. Crabb & Son anglo concertina through eBay last month. It seems to be made circa 1951.

It has traditional concertina reeds. I don't know any other concertina makers that used traditional concertina reeds in 1950s or 1960s.

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I think there were high-end Crabb concertinas that were as good as Jeffries around 1900. But this Crabb isn't so responsive though it's worth the price. I guess it's as good as a Lachenal that I had before.

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Because it had some flaws, I fixed them.

First, I attached felt to the reed pan and the bellows frame so that air doesn't leak from gaps in the reed chambers.

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Second, I adjusted gaps between the reed tongues and the reed frames using Tuning Bellows.

Third, I tuned the fourteen reeds that weren't in tune, using Tuning Bellows and files. It took about half a day.

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Fourth, I replaced the old pads.

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Fifth, I replaced old and worn-out hand straps.

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It took about two days for me to repair this Crabb. I enjoyed repairing it very much as usual.

I played a set dance using this Crabb. I like its tone.

(Reels) The Green Groves of Erin, The Flowers of Red Hill - Flute

I learned these reels many years ago. You can find this set in "The First Album" by the Bothy Band.

I played my Grinter D flute.

(Reels) Lucy Campbell, The Boys of Ballisodare - Flute

I learned this set from "An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway" by Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin and Bridie Lafferty.

I played my Grinter D flute.

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