Sunday, August 21, 2011
My new toy, on loan from my old friend Pam who is relocating to south of the border. I've wanted to learn the concertina for ages and couldn't be more delighted. Unfortunately, it's sat in its black case for the past 6 weeks while things settled down enough chez-moi for me to attend to its confounding keys.
Tonight I sat on Pam's porch -- our hottest day so far this summer, 85 degrees -- and learned the key of C. Oh lovely notes!
Now it's practice practice practice. My goal is to be proficient enough by next summer to sit on my balcony and not irritate the hell out of any neighbors. I have in my possession my dad's O'Neill's Music of Ireland (sheet music) and can't wait to dig into its eighty-year-old pages....