The Anglo Concertina Absolute Beginners
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by Chris Sherburn and Dave Mallinson
32 pages. Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the Anglo concertina. Learn 72 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don't have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, Anglo concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It's a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.Chris Sherburn has played the Anglo Concertina from the age of eight. His parents organised Goole Folk Club, then gave lodgings to the artists. Monday nights he watched them perform. Tuesday morning he played truant and got a free lesson. Chris was mad keen for the music and practised incessantly. After honing his talent at innumerable Irish music sessions, he went on to perform at major events and folk festivals.Dave Mallinson didn't discover traditional music until the late age of twenty-two and is completely self taught. Hard work, sheer dogged determination and lengthy practice have had to be his way of life. His constant struggle to maintain his skill gives him a unique insight into the problems and difficulties facing beginners and novices.Chris's enormous skill and knowledge combined with Dave's affinity with beginners make an ideal combination to present this introduction to the Anglo concertina and traditional music.