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play the ENGLISH concertina. It is built differently than the
anglo in that there is only one note for each button (sounding
the same on both push and draw), while the anglo has two differing
notes depending on the push or draw.
Watch me play with the staff at Alaska Fiddle Camp 2006:
The anglo is more often used among traditional Irish players,
but I enjoy playing my English instrument at sessions. My aim
is to "blend" with other players and produce an acceptable
adaptation of style.
I have produced a CD of Irish tunes on concertina:
can usually find me playing concertina every Thursday night
Pub in Anchorage, where there's a great Irish session. I
do play other styles of music on concertina: old-time fiddle
and dance tunes, for example, though I mostly seek Irish tunes
when I'm ready to add something new to my repertoire.