Concertina(Crabb)

Bushing the Keys

I repaired satomi's Crabb concertina a little.

I removed the old bushings from the bushing boards. Then, I inserted the new ones into the key holes.

It took a whole day for me to replace all bushings because I'd never done it before.

Bush11 Bush12 Bush13

Bush21 Bush22 Bush23

Bush31 Bush32 Bush42

Before

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After

Bush41_2

I'm glad that it plays better than before. smile

The Drunken Guager [Funny Tailor] (set dance) - Concertina Solo

I learned this set dance from The Final Round by Kevin Joyce. I think the A part has 5 bars and the B part also has 5 bars. The B part is repeated.

I played my wife's 38-key C/G Crabb concertina.

There is another set dance which has the same name. It's a good tune, too!

The Sprig of Shillig (set dance) - Concertina Solo

I learned this set dance from The Final Round by Kevin Joyce. The A part has only 6 bars and the B part has 10 bars.

This is a picture of the B&B where we stayed in Ennis in 2003.

I played my wife's 38-key C/G Crabb concertina.

The Blackthorn Stick (set dance) - Concertina Solo

I learned this tune from The Final Round by Kevin Joyce. It is an unusual tune which has only 15 bars. It's fun for me to play it!

I played our 10 concertinas...Rochelle, Clover, Edgley, Wakker, Suttner, Dipper, Crabb, C/G Jeffries, Bb/F Jeffries, Ab/Eb Jeffries. Can you match the sound files with the makers?

No.1

(Set dance) The Blackthorn Stick (1) by Tomoyuki

No.2

(Set dance) The Blackthorn Stick (2) by Tomoyuki

No.3

(Set dance) The Blackthorn Stick (3) by Tomoyuki

No.4

(Set dance) The Blackthorn Stick (4) by Tomoyuki

No.5

(Set dance) The Blackthorn Stick (5) by Tomoyuki

No.6

(Set dance) The Blackthorn Stick (6) by Tomoyuki

No.7

(Set dance) The Blackthorn Stick (7) by Tomoyuki

No.8

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No.9

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No.10

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The answer is...

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No.1  Edgley

No.2  Rochelle

No.3  Wakker

No.4  Jeffries (Bb/F)

No.5  Crabb

No.6  Suttner

No.7  Jeffries (C/G)

No.8  Jeffries (Ab/Eb)

No.9  Clover

No.10  Dipper

I hope you enjoyed matching them!

The Fisherman's Lilt, My Love is in America (reels) - Concertina and Flute Duet

I learned this set from Traditional Music From East Clare  by Mary MacNamara.

This recording is from The Cuckoo's Nest (our Irish music band) Live in Yokohama, Japan, in May 2003.

I played a 6 keyed flute in D made by Eamonn Cotter and my wife played a 38 key C/G Crabb concertina.

PS : I uploaded our recording on YouTube.

Anglo concertina: Crabb

I bought a used C/G Crabb anglo concertina from Barleycorn Concertinas (Chris Algar) in September, 2001. I bought it for my wife.

Layout : Jeffries layout 
Reedpan : Parallel reedpan
Bellows : 6 fold bellows
Ends : Flat metal ends
Keys : 38 metal keys

It is responsive and has great low notes. She had enjoyed playing it for many years until she got a Suttner concertina.

Crabb_concertina_1  Crabb_concertina_2_2   Crabb_concertina_3  Crabb_concertina_4

Crabb_concertina_5  Crabb_concertina_6_2  Crabb_concertina_7  Crabb_concertina_8_button

P.S. I sold this concertina to my friend in 2014. I hope he enjoys playing it!

The Bowna, The Lisheen Slide (slides) - Mandolin, Harp, Concertina and Flute

I learned these slides from Music For The Sets - the blue book compiled by David J Taylor. It makes me happy to play slides!

(Slides) The Bowna, The Lisheen Slide - Mandolin, Harp, Concertina and Flute by Tomoyuki

This recording is from The Cuckoo's Nest (our Irish music band) Live in Yokohama, Japan, in May 2003.

I played a 6-keyed flute in D made by Eamonn Cotter and my wife played a 38-key C/G Crabb concertina.

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