Minstrel Anglo Concertina-By Concertina Connection USA-The Minstrel anglo concertina is a stunning instrument of remarkable quality,using high grade materials to make this lovely concertina.Built and designed on the west coast of the USA, this is classic concertina making at its best.We are a great admirer of this traditional instrument. Great care is taken to make sure all these concertinas are finished to the highest standards,and the sound they produce is of an equal level.
Founded in 1993, the Concertina Connection specializes in the development and production of both hybrid and traditional concertinas, as well as restoration of vintage instruments.
We designed and produce the popular Jackie/Jack, Rochelle and Elise entry level concertinas, the Clover, Peacock and Rose, intermediate concertinas, and are the makers of the highly regarded Wakker traditional concertinas.
The Minstrel Anglo Concertina is a 30 key C-G hybrid anglo concertina, designed and built by the
Concertina Connection Inc..
The instruments measures 6 1/4 inch across the flats and is available with ebonized (black)
Specifications Minstrel model:
riveted brass action
Delrin domed buttons
bushed key holes and action
leather 6 fold bellows
- Concertina Bag Included
- Free UK Mainland Delivery
The concertina was invented by Charles Wheatstone, and the earliest examples, which he called the symphonium, were made in 1829. Its huge popularity in the 19th century was diminished by the arrival of the piano accordion in the 20th. The folk revival has see the concertina back in demand, There are three quite different fingering systems in common use: Anglo, English, and Duet.
The Anglo concertina 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