Anglo Concertinas

Red Cow Music we specialise in providing great acoustic instruments such as the anglo concertina.. If you require any advice in selecting from our Anglo Concertinas range please do get in touch. Anglo Concertinas – Concertinas were invented in the early 19th century by Charles Wheatstone.There are three types of fingering systems in common use,the Anglo, English and Duet Hayden. The Anglo concertina is commonly used for dance music due to its rhythmic playing style, each button gives two notes ,one on the draw and one on the pull.It has treble notes on the right side and bass on the left.This system gives a much punchier, dance-type sound. C/G is the standard tuning found in all the books, and is popular in Ireland where the key of D is played across the rows. Listen to Noel Hill who plays this style. Bb/F is common in older instruments and is good for brass band work. G/D is rare in old instruments, but very popular nowadays especially with Morris musicians for its useful keys, and because of the deeper tone. Well known Anglo players include William Kimber, Scan Tester, and John Kirkpatrick.

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