Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Concertina Production

In spite of the pandemic, we are continuing to work at our orders for concertinas, seven days a week. However, it has slowed down production. Please be advised that, if you intend to place an order, the completion date will probably be longer than anticipated. Considering, though, that these are hand-made instruments, the waiting period is probably not longer that other makers of hand-crafted instruments. With vaccinations in progress, we should be able to resume a normal production schedule in the not-too-distant future. Also, If you would like to order an instrument, please allow us to send you a Pay Pal invoice for the deposit. If you want to send a personal cheque, please note that the company name is now "Edgley Concertinas."

Thursday, March 11, 2021

I have recently bought two vintage concertinas, a Lachenal and Jeffries. I have been playing concertina for nearly a decade (I am now 30) and was finally at a financial point where I could afford the instrument.

I hope to buy a newly made one for playing at some point, and my absolute favourite sound on the concertina is that of Sean O'Dwyer's album Trad Music from Beara where he plays two of your own. Might I inquire as to which models of concertina those are. They sound absolutely fabulous. In addition to this, for the purposes of saving and planning, could I inquire as to the cost and what your waiting lists are usually like. Another musician I have heard is Zohra C.... of St. Louis in the US who plays your boxes.

I have listened to Suttners, Dippers and other new concertinas and I find the sound of the Edgley's most appealing of all.