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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2009, 05:02:30 PM »

Talking of females (Sally Army one's anyway) that new bonnet really sucks.

This is a proper Sally Anne girl and bonnet


I want a bonnet like that...thats cool ;)

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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2009, 05:16:14 PM »

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I want a bonnet like that...thats cool
Oh...I got loads, if you want a bonnet all you got to do is ask...bring your own concertina though ;D
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2009, 05:50:56 PM »

We could always start on nationalities  :P  >:E
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2009, 06:04:31 PM »

Got my own concertina. I do like a nice hat.

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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2009, 06:10:05 PM »

We could always start on nationalities  :P  >:E

Ooh yes - England versus the rest of us!
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2009, 06:49:09 PM »

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This is a proper Sally Anne girl and bonnet

Lester - that's not just any Hallelujah Lassie! It looks remarkably like William Booth's daughter, Catherine, a very early picture of her with her Jefferies concertina. She eventually went on to become General herself of course, leading the Army across the world. And a very good concertina player by all accounts - she was responsible for forcing encouraging Salvation Army Officers to use concertinas/melodeons & accordions in their ministry as it is an extremely portable and (in the case of melodeons) loud and effective tool for leading worship. Sadly fashions changed and the squeezeboxes got left behind --- but I believe in REVIVAL >:E
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2009, 06:53:58 PM »

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Sadly fashions changed and the squeezeboxes got left behind

What is the current fashion? Its not a tepidly strummed guitar and keyboard I hope? After all this is the Salvation ARMY we are talking about not some feeble entity.
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2009, 07:04:24 PM »

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What is the current fashion? Its not a tepidly strummed guitar and keyboard I hope? After all this is the Salvation ARMY we are talking about not some feeble entity.
Fairly even split between rock bands (guitars & drums - and loud incoherent wailing from adenoidal teenagers) and (still!) Brass Bands and similar musical ensembles. And some fantastic music is still being made these days. Long gone are the days when a young officer cadet would be made to take English Concertina lessons whilst doing their time at the Army's training college in Denmark Hill.

Then there are the nutter's like me...musically I'm an aberration...but you'll find out all about that at Graeme's workshop ;D
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2009, 07:13:25 PM »

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Brass Bands and similar musical ensembles

Ah!!! sighs with contentment.
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2009, 07:34:35 PM »

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Brass Bands and similar musical ensembles

Ah!!! sighs with contentment.

Agreed.  (typed with my horn on my lap, waiting for band practice to start...)
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2009, 07:42:03 PM »

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Ah!!! sighs with contentment.
Last Christmas my little band and I carolled at Chatsworth House (the seat of the Duke of Devonshire) - it was perishing cold - and we played for two days solid - madness. My contentment was nowhere to be seen at that time ;D

BTW if you like SA Bands here a really good link to a site with loads of old recordings - including a few Concertina solos etc as well:
http://www.regalzonophone.com/
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2009, 08:12:43 PM »

We were talking shellac weren't we? I've got loads of Regal Zonphone in my Grannie's Radio box (don't ask!).
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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2009, 08:19:39 PM »

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I've got loads of Regal Zonphone in my Grannie's Radio box (don't ask!).
Oh go on! What's your Grannie's radio box?
AL  ;D
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2009, 08:26:58 PM »

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Sadly fashions changed and the squeezeboxes got left behind

What is the current fashion? Its not a tepidly strummed guitar and keyboard I hope? After all this is the Salvation ARMY we are talking about not some feeble entity.

Unfortunately it's probably not this

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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2009, 08:30:47 PM »

What a scary bunch! Ah, they were the days ;)
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2009, 09:04:24 PM »

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Sadly fashions changed and the squeezeboxes got left behind

What is the current fashion? Its not a tepidly strummed guitar and keyboard I hope? After all this is the Salvation ARMY we are talking about not some feeble entity.

Unfortunately it's probably not this


.. but they're ugly from the front!
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2009, 09:13:06 PM »

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.. but they're ugly from the front!
Aw...come on Rees, it was 1923...you remember?
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2009, 09:15:39 PM »

.......... that's my younger sister, back row, far right.  :-*
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« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2009, 09:20:31 PM »

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.......... that's my younger sister, back row, far right.
Yes I see the resemblance now...the glazed look and aura of evangelical zeal ;D
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Re: FAR TOO FLIPPIN' FRIENDLY!
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2009, 10:07:20 PM »

innit!
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