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Dave Prebble
In August of 2007 I toured England and performed at Sidmouth, Bradfield, Broadstairs and Whitby.

The first night on tour I stayed with my mate Dave Prebble and family outside of Doncaster. Dave is an extraordinary Anglo player with a vast repertoire of traditional tunes and a dancing lift to his playing. We had a great visit, playing tunes and swapping stories while the rest of his family went off for their change ringing practice at the church down the road.

Dave gave me a tour of his concertina shop in an old camper behind the shed... a tidy little space full of knickknacks and doodads with everything in its place and handy. He has been doing repairs and building his own instruments since his career as a mining engineer in the Doncaster pits was cut short by Maggie Thatcher around fifteen years ago.

Dave’s chief delight is playing for barn dances and ceilidhs, though he also played for the morris side Green Oak for years. His early model for concertina playing came from Anglo player Jim Hardy who showed him a thing or two in the early 70’s.
Here are a few mp3s of Dave's playing I recorded during my visit.
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