Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

                                               FOR SALE & WANTED:

WANTED - One-row melodeon, in key of G, not a Hohner , any other make considered. Must be in good condition and immediately playable. Willing to  pay reasonable postage plus extra for carrying case and straps, if included. Contact Jonathan Jeffreys,, or daytime phone 01522 788498



FOR SALE - Stagg electric violin only used a few times as I have bought a 5 string for performance now. Comes with a case and rosin.  £130 when I bought it new the price was £225


 Body & Bridge

 Body: Solid Maple

  • Body Shape: ‘S’ Design
  • Scale Length: 325mm
  • Total Length: 590mm
  • Bridge: Maple
  • Finish: Lacquered
  • Colour: Metallic Black

 Neck & Fingerboard

 Neck Material: Maple

  • Fingerboard: Solid Wood
  • Fingerboard Colour: Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin

 Electronics & Hardware

 Equaliser Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass

  • 3.5mm Inputs: 2
  • 7mm Outputs: 1
  • Tailpiece:Metal with Fine Tuners
  • Saddle: Black Plastic
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Pegs: Black Plastic

 Anne Brown, Burnham & Brown Properties, 65 Windsor Road, Yaxley, Peterborough PE7 3JA 01733 241006 07802 403551

















FOR SALE - English Concertina, 48 key, concert pitch, brass reeds, wooden ends, bone buttons. Made by Lachenal approx 1880. Recently serviced with some replacement reeds and springs together with all new pads and valves. Ideal beginner's instrument. Now £450 £500 including a tutor book and case. Selling on behalf of a bereaved neighbour. Can be viewed and tried in Helpston, near Peterborough. For further information email or leave a message on 01733 252067 or text to 07794579762      Mark Swingler

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FOR SALE - Full size violin, bow and caseA very nice clean instrument with quite a good tone plays well, the bow is in very good condition; you are welcome to come and try before deciding to buy. The case is a little sad so has a strap around it . Only for sale as I decided it was time to hand on some of my instruments that are not getting played as much as they should. I have had this violin for a few years as a good spare but now have another that I use as the spare. Retails new for around £320 new - price here only £200. The current description for this violin is "the Stentor Conservatoire violin outfit is chosen by intermediate players and above and often recommended by teachers as a step-up instrument for students. It offers a high standard at a reasonable cost. The instrument is hand carved from attractive selected tonewoods and the violin outfit is complete with a professional style oblong case and good quality bow. The Conservatoire has a carved spruce front and carved flamed maple back and ribs, finished in Stentor's Shellax varnish. With ebony fittings. It comes with a selected wood bow with natural white horsehair and full mounted ebony frog." Buyer collects from Yaxley, near Peterborough. Contact 07802 403551.

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FOR SALE - A  Castagnari Hascy two row, 21 button, one stop, 3 voice treble melodeon in D & G. Is in very good condition (see photos). £1,900. These are being advertised new on the internet at £3,195.

Can be tried / delivered if within reach of Spalding, Lincolnshire. Contact Pete Redman at 01775 820340 or 07415 033979 or




























Musicians who want to try West Gallery music - violin, viola, flute, oboe, clarinet - even those a bit rusty. Contact Pete Shaw on 01778 571563 or email here


 FOR SALE - Beginner's violin kit, complete with full size violin, with adjusters on all four strings, to make tuning easier, bow, immaculate carrying case including a shoulder strap, and even rosin. Price £50, buyer collects. Pete Shaw 01778 571563Beginner violin front

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FOR SALE by Alan Roberts 07583 628637:

- Violin made by Barry Ford £2,000

- Chinese fiddle £30,

- Violin unnamed £400

- Oboe £260, with reed

- Musette £195, with reed

Oboe & Musette