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Ross Campbell alf edwards concertina accompaniments (92* d) RE: alf edwards concertina accompaniments 30 Aug 12


"At the time Alf was the only concertina player playing professionally" - I wouldn't be too sure about that.

I mentioned Joe Maley (Jack Easy) above, there is more info in the "Concertina Man" thread on this site, some of it reproduced here, with further material from others :-
http://www.raretunes.org/performers/jack-easy/
I'm not sure what years Joe's professional career spanned, but he and Liz only retired to Fleetwood in the early seventies, by that time he could have been playing concertina for fifty years, much of that time earning his living from his playing. A stroke then robbed him of several years' mobility, but he recovered enough to re-establish his former standard of playing, and to play locally from 1977 at Fleetwood Folk Club and at Fylde Folk Festival, and even further afield to music hall events in the North-West.

Ross


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