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Alexander Prince
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The New Camelot Concertina Band
Mr Geoff Wooff's Website

The recordings on this webpage are exclusively of Duet Concertina Players. Alan Day, the compiler of the 'English International' and 'Anglo International' CD sets had intended to follow up with a 'Duet International' CD set to cover all three main concertina systems,but unfortunately the project did not reach the release stage. To meet the demand for Duet Concertina recordings, Alan has set up a thread on where Duet Concertina players and people with recordings of Duet Concertina can post links to recordings. This thread will always welcome new recordings or links to any duet recordings you discover.

Recordings have been submitted in different forms, so this listing attempts to make each track available with a single click. In some cases you will be taken to another website, and this is indicated by a '(On Name-of-Website)' in the link. Those recordings without this marking in the link are hosted on this website and posted by either Alan Day or myself (Wes Williams) or were posted in the thread in a form that did not allow direct replay.

Vintage Recordings dating approx 1900 - 1970

Most of the vintage recordings below were released on 78rpm, so I have indicated the approximate dates of recording for each player. Electric recording methods were not introduced until 1925, so most tracks below will be low fidelity.

Alexander Prince (Maccann Duet)
This website has a page with large number of Alexander Prince recordings (dating from 1903 to 1927) which is continually expanding. You can view this page by clicking on 'Alexander Prince' on the black menu bar at the left.

W. Bramwell Thornett (Triumph Duet)
Recording dating from 1940.
Glory To God In The Highest

Archie Burgess (Triumph Duet)
Recordings dating from 1936 and 1940.
A Salvation Medley
Sweet And Low

Maurice Harvey (Maccann Duet)
Recordings made by Maurice's father Jim Harvey dating from circa. 1970 from a tape cassette compilation. Note that 'Track 15' may possibly be by another Duet player.
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
Track 9
Track 10
Track 11
Track 12
Track 13
Track 15

Percy Honri (Maccann Duet)
Recordings dating from 1904 to 1914.
The Swanee River Schottische
Popular Melodies
Entry Of The Gladiators
Song and Story
Barcarolle, from Tales of Hoffman
Rubenstein's Melody in F

John Hill Maccann (Maccann Duet)
Recordings dating from 1900.
The Coral Pearl Gavotte
'A Frangesa March
Recording dating from 1901.
'A Frangesa March (On Library Of Congress Juke Box)

Ernest Rutterford (Maccann Duet)
Recordings dating from 1918 to 1925.
Colonel Bogey
The Great Little Army
K-K-K Katy
Just A Baby's Prayer at Twilight
Four Little Blackberries
Missouri Waltz
Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana
Waltz from Faust
El Capitan
On The Quarterdeck
Viscount Nelson
Sons Of The Brave
The Rickety Rackety Walk
The Night Patrol
Rustic Rube
Bercuse De Jocelyn
Le Cygne

Ernest Rutterford (Maccann Duet) with Lloyd Shakespeare (cornet)
Recordings dating from 1921.

Contemporary Recordings

Daniel Hersh (Hayden Duet)
Posted by Daniel. For information see here.
Lios Na Banriona with notes (On Google Drive)

'Big Nick' Robertshaw (Jeffries Duet)
Posted by Jim Besser. For information see here.
Beer That Tastes Like Beer (On RememberBigNick)
Hell Ship (On RememberBigNick)
Procrastination Waltz (On RememberBigNick)
The Tailor's Britches (On RememberBigNick)
Hot Meat (On RememberBigNick)
Picking Up The Meadows (On RememberBigNick)
Five Foot Flirt (On RememberBigNick)
Posted by Richard Mellish.For information see here.
The Dying Stockman
Morris With Words

Steven Arntson (Hayden Duet)
Posted by Steven. For information see here.
Without Haste, Without Rest (On Soundcloud)

Jeff Lefferts (Hayden Duet)
Posted by Jeff (Boney). For information see here.
At A Georgia Camp Meeting (On concertina.jeffleff)
Under The Double Eagle (On concertina.jeffleff)
Partita No. 1 for Solo Violin - Tempo di Borea (On concertina.jeffleff)
Tobasco - Rag Time Waltz (On concertina.jeffleff)

Lesley Henniker (46 Key Maccann Duet)
Arrangements by David Cornell (many available here).
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (On Soundcloud)
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (On Soundcloud)
White Christmas (On Soundcloud)
Spanish Ladies (On Soundcloud)
Swansea Town (On Soundcloud)
Rule Britannia (On Soundcloud)
The Leaving Of Liverpool (On Soundcloud)
New York Girls (On Soundcloud)
Away For The Rio Grande (On Soundcloud)
Sailors Hornpipe (On Soundcloud)
Sunrise, Sunset (On Soundcloud)
Lemonville Jig (On Soundcloud)
Fanny Power II/ Star Of The County Down (On Soundcloud)
The Keel Row (On Soundcloud)
Moon River (On Soundcloud)
After The Ball (On Soundcloud)
Lord Of The Dance (On Soundcloud)
A Nice Little Waltz (On Soundcloud)
Take Me Out To The Ball Game (On Soundcloud)
Side By Side (On Soundcloud)
Bye Bye Blackbird (On Soundcloud)
Besame (On Soundcloud)
I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts (On Soundcloud)
The White Cliffs Of Dover (On Soundcloud)
Summertime (On Soundcloud)
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (On Soundcloud)
Tea for Two (On Soundcloud)
Cruising Down The River (On Soundcloud)
Georgia On My Mind (On Soundcloud)
In The Good Old Summertime (On Soundcloud)

Iris Bishop (Maccann Duet)
Two Favourite Tunes
Around Midnight

Didie Sendra(Hayden Duet - Morse Beaumont 52 key)
Posted by Didie (soloduetconcertina). See the original video versions (and more videos) from Didie on YouTube
Chiquilin de Bachin composed by Astor Piazzola
Roslin Castle Scottish traditional
Tivoli composed by Lydie Auvray

Heather Minion
Bear Dance - Peat Fire Flame
Cafe Waltz composed by Eric Elsener
The Hopeful Farmer composed by Tim Laycock

Julie and Gavin Atkin
Julie sings, Gavin plays a 52-button Jeffries duet in C. For more see their website
Autumn Leaves
Teddy Bear's Picnic

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