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Saturday, September 22, 2012
Flee as a Bird - New CD from Frank Edgley
I have posted pictures of the cover art for my newest CD. The CD contains music from Ireland, Scotland, Northumberland and Lancashire. All tunes are played on two of my Edgley concertinas. It is mostly a solo CD with guitar, and piano accompanyment, with mandolin and fiddle on four of the thirteen tracks. It has been professionally recorded by David Mosher at his "By the Lake Studio, and mastered at "Big Sky." I'm very pleased with their work and can recommend them to anyone. If you would like a copy of this CD, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a cheque or cash in the amount of $17 which will cover the CD, and postage for anywhere in North America.. All CDs will be shipped in a padded envelope.
I started being serious about music in my teens after several forays into piano and clarinet. This was with the Highland bagpipe. I played for a number of years and became Pipe Major of the Scottish Society of Windsor Pipe Band. We won numerous prizes, including Canadian Championship, US Championship, Inter-provincial, North American Championship and Champion Supreme. Concertina playing began to interest me around 1978. I began to repair vintage concertinas in the 80's, and did so until retirement from teaching elementary school. I have also qualified and played in the All-Ireland senior concertina competitions three times. Harold Herrington, of Dallas, a good friend and concertina maker suggested I start making concertinas and helped me get started. As of January 2018 I have made around 500 concertinas and shipped them to customers around the world. Our mission is to produce the best instruments possible in terms of tone, playability, and appearance, which will last for generations to come.