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These contacts have been provided in order to help you find out more about the concertina in general and local groups that play together around the country.  The list is accurate at time of publication; however, WCCP has no control over websites belonging to other organisations.

International Concertina Association

Promotes concertinas and concertina playing.  Has a large music library.

www.concertina.org

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Concertina FAQ

Information on all aspects of concertinas including shops, dealers and much more.

www.concertina.info

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Concertina Net

Lots of articles on Concertinas, including tunes, playing, maintenance & for sale forum,

www.concertina.net

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Concertina Connection

Wim Wakker’s site – restorer and maker of instruments – lots of technical information

www.concertinaconnection.com

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Wheatstone

Maker and repairer, Steve Dickinson continues the Wheatstone name and reputation

www.wheatstone.co.uk

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Find that tune

Members often ask "Where can I find that tune?" Some good resources for tunes are:

The Session

The concertina.net Tune-O-Tron

JC's ABC Tune Finder

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GROUPS AROUND THE COUNTRY

J25

We are a concertina band named J25 (after the venue where we practice, close to Junction 25 of the M5), playing multi-part band arrangements, mostly on English system concertinas, though Duet system and Anglo system players are very welcome if they can cope with a variety of keys. We have close links with West Country Concertina Players.

The next Banding Together weekend will be at Dame Hannah’s at Seale-Hayne near Newton Abbot, Devon, 16th-18th June, 2017.

This  will be the 5th banding weekend J25 has organised, and we are excited to be playing under the baton of James Stretton, who was so impressed by the concertina band in 2016 at the Taunton Music Festival.  Places are filling up, and the number is limited, so now is the time to download your application form from our website at http://www.j25.btck.co.uk/BandingTogether and send in your deposit of £70. for the third year we have kept the weekend cost down to £210.
 
 
Please contact Colin Sleath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01179 686860 if you have any queries.

Interested?  To find out more:-

or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/concertinaband/ 

or phone Colin Sleath 01179 686860 or Claire Wren 07584 305452

 

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SqueezEast Concertinas

Contact via this e mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Kettlebridge Concertinas

www.kettlebridgeconcertinas.org.uk

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Forestinas

A group of concertina players from around the New Forest area.

We meet on Wednesday every week, usually at Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood.

New members welcome.

Contact Rob MacDonald 07538 881089 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

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Lewes, Sussex

The Lewes Arms holds a regular Folk Club and often runs Concertina Workshops

www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org

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The Chiltina Concertina Group

A Concertina group that meets once every month in Maulden, Bedforshire

www.chiltinas.org.uk

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Concertina Academy

The site of Pauline de Snoo – useful tutorial materials

www.concertina-academy.com

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Hands on Music

Organisers of Concertinas at Witney – annual weekend workshop

www.davetownsendmusic.com 

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Wren Music

A Devon based charity promoting the playing of folk music.

Devon’s Folk and Community Arts Development Organisation hold regular music sessions

www.wren music.co.uk

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Folk South West

Working to stimulate enjoyment, participation and creativity in music, song, dance

www.folksw.org.uk

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