New Passion: Concertina

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Hohner C/G 20-button Concertina

This one goes well with my Anasazi Flute and Irish Traditional Music. I wanted an instrument that would go well with the pirate songs we’ve been doing lately. The concertina is not technically from the classic pirate period, but it’s a smallish instrument, suitable for life aboard a crowded ship, and it has a sound suitable for pirate songs and shipboard dances. Also, I didn’t pay too much for it, so if it gets destroyed or lost in a hurricane, I  will be able to recover.

So far, I can play a C scale. I like the sound, but it will take a lot of practice. I usually play string instruments, such as guitar or mandolin. This will be a change, but a pleasant one, I think.

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