DrSilverSpear’s six thousand, eight hundred and twenty-one comments

  • Re: Where (else) could one sell a box

    It doesn't help that my technical knowledge of accordions probably amounts to less than my technical knowledge of brain surgery. A chap called me last night asking what the soundboard was made out of. Wood or aluminum? I apologised and said I play the ... more…

  • Sessions in Ithaca, NY

    I'm not going to Ithaca, but a friend of mine from Glasgow has moved there and said she's missing traditional music (doesn't play; just likes listening). I said I could probably find her a session. more…

  • Re: Where (else) could one sell a box

    I've already dropped the price to £1800 but would go to £1600 if anyone is interested. The guy who does a lot of the Irish accordion stuff for the local Comhaltas chapter did tell me B/C was the main thing around here and there wouldn't be much interes... more…

  • Where (else) could one sell a box

    I've been struggling to sell this C#/D accordion and not having much luck. A friend posted it on melodeon.net and I've used Chiff and Fipple and eBay, but is there an uilleannobsession equivalent for accordion players? Anywhere else that could be useful... more…

  • Re: Bizarre situations at sessions

    A guitarist sitting next to me at a session asked me, out of the blue, "Are you married?" more…

  • Re: Bizarre situations at sessions

    I was playing a session in the basement bar of an establishment in Edinburgh, late at night, and the fella sitting next to me was snorting a line of a coke off one of those tin boxes that hold lozenges. No one else in the bar seemed bothered, so you know... more…

  • Re: Has anyone ever asked you to stop playing?

    That's fair enough. But being told to stop playing at 2pm is ridiculous. more…

  • Re: Has anyone ever asked you to stop playing?

    Susan and Trish aren't the 'only' females in this discussion. Nevermind. more…

  • Re: Has anyone ever asked you to stop playing?

    Yes. Myself and a fiddler playing in the downstairs room of a village hall, and people were (foolishly I might argue given the nature of the event, but nevermind) trying to sleep in the upstairs room. One of the lasses upstairs came down and told us to ... more…

  • Re: C#/D Paolo Soprani accordion for sale in Glasgow

    Reducing price to £1800. Also, I've learned it was refurbished by Lars Hansen, not Theo. It has Italian reeds, Binci and Cicarelli, as well as 1950s Paolo reeds. I have a video of my mate playing it. more…