Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

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FOR SALE  - a Hohner Erica two row melodeon (ie a button accordeon) in the popular keys of D/G and in full working order. The bellows are very sound (leaky bellows often a problem with non-new boxes). This comes with double straps and a smart soft shoulder bag carrying case. Come and try it, or hear & see it played on Zoom if you prefer. The price is £450, buyer to collect from Bourne, Lincs (PE10 area) or to pay postage. This is an attractive buy at a very good price. Contact Pete Stafford-Honeyball on 07752-644301 or



FOR SALE - a Roland JV-30 61 key synthesizer/piano - The Roland JV-30 16 Part MultiTimbral Synthesizer offers a wide ranging selection of sounds, and ease-of-use and control features.

Moreover, it can easily be used to create ensemble effects, by making use of its multitimbral capabilities. The JV-30 containing a wide variety of preset Tones and percussion sounds.

From strikingly realistic acoustic sounds to the most contemporary lead synth Tones, the JV-30 delivers! There are 15 banks of sounds, including almost every instrument (and varieties of) that you can think of, plus a bank of novelty sounds like machine gun, car revving, birdsong and applause. Drums and bass as well, of course. It has a 61 note keyboard that has velocity as well as aftertouch.

Multitimbral Function The JV-30 is capable of taking full advantage of the capabilities of MIDI. When combined with a sequencer or computer it offers almost unlimited performance possibilities. 

The JV-30 offers a total of four different key modes: Dual, Split, Fat, and Octave. A wealth of creative possibilities is now at your fingertips. The performance button can be used to obtain instantaneous changes in the JV-30's settings a convenient performance function. MIDI Controller Features The unit is equipped with 3 sliders which act as MIDI controllers.They allow you to apply real-time expression to song data. The JV-30 is easy to use right off the bat. This is thanks to the clear and accessible way in which the front panel is set up.

This one is in full working condition, with mains transformer and, importantly, a 5 Star Cases flight case. An 'X' type synth stand included with it and the full manual. Elsewhere this costs £350 secondhand, and the flight cases alone are £216 new. Price reduced to £200 for the both! Pete Shaw 01778 571563

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FOR SALE - Melodeons, PA equipment & Music books - contact Philip Starks - DANCE BOOKSDANCE BOOKS (Notation & Music except where stated) Barn Dance Party Ring O’Bells Barn Dance Publications Barn Dance Fiesta Ring O’Bells Barn Dance PublicationsThe Barn Dance BookJohn Reay Ring O’Bells Publishing Kentish HopsA. Symons Ring O’Bells PublishingNorfolk Capers Peggy Hazell Ring OBells Publishing Notations only Dances from the Yorkshire Dales EFDSS Callers Choice 1 EFDSS Callers Choice 2 EFDSSThe Willow TreeHugh Rippon Dave Mallinson Country Dance Book – New Series Douglas & Helen Kennedy EFDSS The Apted Book of Country Dances W Porter, M Heffer & A Heffer EFDSS The English Dancing Master Dance BooksThe Morris Book, 2nd Edition, Parts 1 - V Cecil Sharps et al.Novello Notations only The Country Dance Book – Parts I - VI Cecil Sharp Novello Notations onlyThe Sword Dances of Northern England Cecil Sharp Novello/ EP Publications Notations onlyScottish Country Dance Books - 1,2,4,5,6,8,11,12,14 Patersons Publications INSTRUMENTS  Hohner Melodeon. One row 4 stop in C. Excellent condition, has had very little use. No case but in soft carry bag. (Owned by me from new) PA etc EQUIPMENT Mike Stand – tall. Solid and in good condition. Mike Stand – short (suitable for playing seated). In good condition.Shure SM58 voice microphone. Complete with lead having built-in on/off switch. Shure Wireless microphone system, comprising head mike, transmitter, receiver and mains connector and short mixer input cable. Flight-type case (Used to transport mikes and other ceilidh items. Black and silver finish, outside dimensions: 460x330x150mm - To see full list click HERE

FOR SALE - a full size violin, made by Barry Ford of Northamptonshire in 1994 - £1,600 - contact Alan Roberts 01354 656208 (March, Cambs)

For sale Ford violin 1

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FOR SALE - an oboe - Triébert system - 1840 - 1870 - £230 -  contact Alan Roberts 01354 656208 (March, Cambs)


FOR SALE - a full size violin, made by R A Stanley of Manchester in 1917 - £400 -  contact Alan Roberts 01354 656208 (March, Cambs)

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FOR SALE - a full size violin, made by Wilfrid Tiller, Martock, Somerset in 1975 - £350 - contact Alan Roberts 01354 656208 (March, Cambs)

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FOR SALE - a violin, made in China - £10 contact Alan Roberts 01354 656208 (March, Cambs)

AlanRoberts chinese violin 10 small


FOR SALE - a two-row diatonic button accordeon (often called a melodeon) - tuned in the irish fashion, in keys of C and C# so that every note and key is accessable - £65 - contact Alan Roberts 01354 656208 (March, Cambs)

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 FOR SALE - a Hohner Pirola III piano accordeon - 120 bass, 6 treble couplers, 3 bass couplers, and hard case, some wear and tear - £150 - contact Pete Redman 01775 820340 (Donington)

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FOR SALE - a Calvi piano accordeon - 120 bass, 2 treble couplers, and hard case, good condition (no bellows wear) - £250 - contact Pete Redman 01775 820340 (Donington)

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FOR SALE - a pair of used wedge-shaped AC Euro floor monitors, 100 watts, electrically tested, excellent working order - £80 - Dean Hardy 07788 410530

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FOR SALE - Hammered dulcimer - made for me by local luthier Terry Warrington in 1987.

Includes a hard case, removable leg (for when you balance the front of it on your knees, take the leg off when playing on a table).

Also various pairs of hammers, tuning wrench, spare strings and electronic tuner.

Located at Helpston. Leave a message for Mark Swingler on 01733 252067 or email 

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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 - 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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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 £70, buyer collects. Pete Shaw 01778 571563

Beginner violin case