*Bb/F Concertina

Adjusting the Key Travel

Yesterday, I adjusted the key travel of our Bb/F Jeffries concertina.

According to "The Concertina Maintenance Manual," the key vertical travel should be around 3.0 to 3.5 mm. But, its key travel of the right-hand side was more than 5 mm.

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I added one more felt washer (button damper) to every key.

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It took about half an hour for me to add twenty felt washers. Now, it's easier for me to play than before.

(Barndances) Joe Ryan's, The Hills of Tara - Bb/F Concertina

I played two barndances. I like playing barndances on the concertina though I know few barndances...

I played a Jeffries Bb/F concertina.

(Jigs) McIntyre's Fancy, The Green Fields of Woodford - Bb/F Concertina Solo

I guess I learned this set when I joined the session at the Wexford Tavern last April.

I played our Bb/F Jeffries concertina.

The Little Stack of Wheat, The Glenbeigh Hornpipe (hornpipes) - Bb/F Concertina Solo

I learned the first tune when I began playing Irish music on the tin whistle. I've played it many times!

You can find the first tune in Irish Traditional Music Session Tunes (Book 1) by Anthony Sullivan, and the second tune in Irish Traditional Music Session Tunes (Book 3).

I played our Bb/F Jeffries concertina.

Peacock's Feathers, Peacock's Feathers (Hornpipes) - Bb/F Concertina Solo

I learned this set from A Celebration of 50 Years by The Tulla Ceili Band. Though I like the set, I can't play it on the flute, yet. So, I tried playing it on the concertina.

I played our Bb/F Jeffries concertina.

Sliabh Russell, The Mug of Brown Ale(Old Man Dillon) (Jigs) - Bb/F Concertina Solo

I played our Bb/F Jeffries concertina.

I learned this set of jigs from the following YouTube video.

I like their music. I feel relaxed to listen to it.

Joe Bane's, Gypsy Princess (barndances) - Bb/F Concertina Solo

I learned this set from Na Fir Bolg by Jack Talty and Cormac Begley. I love their music!

They seem to play the bass anglo concertina and the baritone anglo concertina. Now, I'd like to play the baritone anglo concertina!

I played our 38-key Bb/F Jeffconcertina.

Is The Big Man Within? (set dance) - Bb/F Concertina Solo

I learned this set dance from The Final Round by Kevin Joyce. It's an unusual tune. A part is a slip jig and B part is a double jig!

I played a 38-key Bb/F Jeffries concertina.

The Orange Rouge (set dance) - Bb/F Concertina and C Flute Duet

I learned this set dance from Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor by Geraldine Cotter.

(Set dance) The Orange Rouge by Tomoyuki

My wife played a Jeffries Bb/F concertina and I played a Grinter C flute.

PS : I found two good videos on YouTube. In the first video, they play this tune on the Irish harp and the hammered dulcimer. I love this recording! In the second video, he plays it on the dulcimer (not hammered dulcimer). It's a good recording, too!

The Rambling Rake (set dance) - Bb/F Concertina and C Flute Duet

I learned this set dance from Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor by Geraldine Cotter.

(Set dance) The Rambling Rake by Tomoyuki

My wife played a Jeffries Bb/F concertina and I played a Grinter C flute.

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