Thursday, December 6, 2012

CDs and Concertinas

Due to the success of the offer of a free promotional CD, I am extending this offer to another 10 persons who would like to hear my concertinas. Please send the request to along with your address. I'll try to get it to you as soon as possible. Because it is free, I am saving shipping expenses by only shipping the CD. My Heritage Model has taken off. Remember, the very low introductory price only lasts until December 31. After that, prices will go up.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Free CD

This is offer to anyone who may be thinking about a new concertina. I will send a promotional copy of my new CD to the first 10 people who request a copy of my order form, for either my hybrid line of hand-made concertinas, or the new Heritage Model. Just send an e-mail to me at , with your mailing address, and I will forward the CD and order form to you as soon as possible, at no charge. There is no committment to purchase, but I feel that if you are thinking about a new instrument, and you listen to the CD, it will inform you about what a new Edgley can do for you. All tracks on this 50+ minute CD were recorded using Edgley concertinas. .

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Concertinas Available Soon

I am currently working on a new concertina. It is a genuine ebony, stainless grills, seven fold bellows, Professional Model. It could be ready within a month or so. I am also working on another concertina made of a beautifully figured piece of cocobolo. very similar to the one posted a short while ago. A free storm case is available, as well as a free copy of my newest CD, which will be sent on ahead of the concertina. If you are interested in one of these concertinas, or would like me to make one specially for you, please call me at 519-991-3100 or email me at . 

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, 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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Heritage Model Concertina

This is a photo of the new Heritage Model with concertina reeds. Notice the lower profile of the body of the concertina as the reedpan is within the bellows frame (as are all concertina-reeded instruments.) Reeds are steel in brass frames and are dovetailed into the reedpan. This instrument is genuine ebony (no veneer) with bloodwood trim, but customers may choose their own
wood(s) . This first one has the Tree of Life design grills, but subsequent instruments will have a vine grill pattern from the early 20th century. If you are interested in one of these Heritage Models, please contact me at .

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A New Product Line

After 30 years working with concertinas, repairing antique vintage concertinas for 20+ years, and making almost 400 instruments, I am announcing a new line of concertinas --- The Heritage Model. This concertina will have the same attention to detail, and quality of workmanship as my other concertinas. However, for those who want something more traditional, we are now offering English-style concertina reeds. These instruments have traditional brass reed shoes and steel tongued reeds slotted into the reedpans and will follow traditional methods of construction. I have recently completed the prototype instrument and am very happy with the results. To introduce this line of concertinas, I am offering them at a special price, for a limited time only. Delivery, at this time, should be less than six months. The prototype has the "Tree of Life" stainless grills usual on my concertinas, but subsequent "Heritage Models" will have a traditional vine pattern used in earlier top-of-the-line vintage concertinas. Watch this site for photos.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Guess What We're Making

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bound for the Fleadh

Here are a couple of concertinas which have just been shipped to their new owners in New York, and New Jersey. They will be used in the competition to qualify for the All-Ireland Fleadh (competition) in Ireland. One is the Professional wooden-ended Tree of Life model, and the other is the Professional model made of a stiking piece of cocobolo. Cocobolo is an interesting wood as every piece is different in pattern and hue. Here they both are in their custom-made cases. We tried to select the lining which would be most attractive to each instrument. Coming up in the next few weeks, on order, are an ebony instrument with curly maple trim and ebony-capped handles, an Indian rosewood instrument and a birdseye concertina with Mexican bocote trim. I'm sure we will post these pictures as soon as they are ready. Please contact me at for current prices and delivery times.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bound for BC

This recently completed concertina has just been shipped to its new owner in British Columbia. It is a professional model with angled reedpans, eucalyptus burl with ebony trim body and brown bellows. The lining is difficult to see clearly as it is black crushed velvet, but really sets off the wood, and ties into the ebony trim. This was a difficult instrument for me to part with, but maybe one day I will have time to make one for myself. If you would like me to make a similar instrument for you, please contact me at

Thursday, March 22, 2012

An Unsolicited Testemonial

I just received this e-mail from my most recent customer:

"Dear Frank,
I received my anglo concertina today, and WOW, WOW, WOW, what a beautiful instrument! Your craftsmanship is amazing. While I consider myself a novice, I must say the Edgley Concertina makes me a better player already. The crisp voice, with beautiful tonal quality, the ability to bark and chirp, or conversely, to whisper; the speed of response, and the range of emotion this instrument is able to deliver are outstanding. I could not be more satisfied. This testimony is given with sincere gratitude and praise for your ability to deliver an instrument of the highest quality that I am proud to own and will cherish for life. Thank you for the craftsman that you are. I'm glad my choice was an Edgley.
With gratitude and admiration, all the best to you and yours, and wish ing you continued success,

Friday, January 27, 2012

Case for Sale

I have a new case, suitable for a concertina six & a half inches across the flats, for sale. This case is made for an instrument which is slightly larger than the concertinas I make, and would fit many Tedrows and Lachenals, etc. The purchaser can select the colour of the lining material as this has not yet been installed. It is padded and will be blocked to fit your instrument. It has the most secure locking mechanism which will never come open accidentally, once closed. It is similar (except for lining colour) to the case pictured here. Please contact me at if you are interested. SOLD

Monday, January 23, 2012

Something New--Brown Bellows

We though we would try something a bit different from the usual black bellows. This concertina has brown bellows, reminiscent of some of the Wheatstone bellows of the early 20th Century. Send me an e-mail and let me know if you like them. . I promise not to pester you with concertina ads.