Carreg-Las Anglo 30 Button Concertina in C/G-A charming 30 button Anglo concertina ideal for a beginner to intermediate player.Well made and should give many years of service this instrument is well designed,has a fast action and is very easy to play. Comes complete with a padded gig bag for safe storage and transport. The Carreg-Las Anglo 30 Button Concertina in C/G is also one of our biggest sellers so it comes highly recommended.The Anglo is commonly used for dance-music, particularly Morris, and Irish music. It’s also used to accompany songs, shanties etc. Each button produces a different note on the push and draw of the bellows (so there are TWO notes per button). The high notes are on the right-hand end, the low on the left. So you can play the tune with the right hand, and vamp chords with 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.
General Advice-Accordions, Melodeons and Concertinas are fairly hardy instruments which if handled carefully will not need much maintenance. It is quite normal to go 10 years or more before needing re-tuning or any other work.
Never force the bellows open by moving them without either playing a key, or opening the air valve. This will damage the bellows, and cause air leaks.
Take care that you don’t allow the bellows to rub against buckles, buttons etc on your clothing. This will soon lead to expensive damage on the back of the bellows. Melodeon players often cover the vulnerable part with insulation tape, to give extra protection.
The keys can be damaged if you carry the instrument without a case or bag. It is quite easy to catch something under a key and bend it out of place. This can normally be safely bent back, by removing the end plate and straightening the relevant metal lever, but if in doubt call for advice first. With piano Accordions care is needed when putting the instrument in its case to avoid catching the piano keys and lifting them.
Make sure the instrument is never dropped or severely jolted. Reeds can be dislodged, and the casework badly damaged. The heavier the instrument, the more severe the damage usually.
Carreg-Las Anglo 30 Button Concertina in C/G
Buttons 30 Button Anglo Concertina
Reeds: Italian made reeds
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