Item Type: Cartoon - Book on Bairnsgfather
Full Description: A modern reprint of "The Best of Fragments from France by Capt Bruce Bairnsfather". Bairnsfather was the leading cartoonist of the First World War, and many of his cartoons included concertina-playing soldiers in the trenches. This edition, by Tonie and Valmai Holt, publ: Phin Publishing 1978. Page 57 includes an image of the 'lads' singing along to a concertina player, just after leaving the trenches. The noted repairer, player and one-time Lachenal & Co tuner Tommy Williams took his concertina to the trenches of WW1, and led his pals up to the front line with his playing. Tommy's playing and recollections are on the Free Reed CD "Masters of the Concertina", Free Reed FRRR 012 [http://www.free-reed.co.uk/frrr12]
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: 3.8-005
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