Concertina(Suttner)

Setting the Reed

When I played Satomi's Suttner concertina, I noticed that the F tone in the middle row on the right hand was slow to speak. So, I tried to reset the F reed.

I dismantled the concertina and removed the F reed from the reed pan.

Reed_before_3

The gap under the reed tongue was too wide for F as I had expected.

I reset the reed like this.

Reed_after

As you see, there is only little gap under the reed tongue.

Now, the F reed is responsive. It took about twenty minuetes for me to reset the reed.

(Jigs) Sport, Hawthorn Hedge - Concertina Solo

I learned this set from my friend. You can find the set in The Nervous Man by Micheal O'Raghallaigh.

It's still difficult for me to play on the concertina...

I played a Suttner C/G concertina.

Traver's, The Jolly Tinker (reels) - Concertina Solo

I learned these reels from my friends many years ago. You can listen to both tunes in Down From Bell Harbour by Chris Droney. I like his playing!

I played a 38-key Suttner C/G concertina.

Tuning the Reed

I tuned the reed of my wife's Suttner concertina today. I used my Concertina Tuning Bellows.

It took about 30 minutes. I enjoyed it!

Planxty Drury (set dance, O'Carolan) - Concertina Solo

Another Set Dance! I learned this tune from The Final Round by Kevin Joyce.

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

PS : I found a good video of this tune on YouTube. He plays it on the button accordion. I like his playing!

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 Strawberry Blossom, Rattigan's (reels) - Concertina Solo

I learned these reels from Isao and Masako Moriyasu. I love these East Clare tunes!

I took the first picture when I went to Ennis in 1999. Next is a picture of Custy's Traditional Music Shop situated in Ennis.

I played a 38 key C/G Suttner concertina.

Hundred Pipers, Mouse in the Cupboard (jigs) - Concertina Solo

I learned this set from The Blackberry Blossom by Mary MacNamara. Listening to her CDs always relaxes me.

I played a 38 key C/G Suttner concertina.

Tralee Gaol, The Ballyhoura Mountains (polkas) - Concertina Solo

I learned these tunes from Paddy and Bridget and Their Great Friends by Isao and Masako Moriyasu.   

I played a 38 key C/G Suttner concertina.

The Hill of Coor, The Stack of Oats (hornpipes) - Concertina Solo

I think I learned these hornpipes from my friends at sessions in Tokyo. I like playing them with my frineds.

I played a 38 key C/G Suttner concertina.

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