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(Approximately 1 mile from J25 of the M5)

West Country Concertina Players meet regularly at Ruishton Village Hall, near Taunton, throughout the year in January, February, June, September, and November.

The Play Days are structured so that there is something for everyone - from the absolute beginner through to advanced players. There are workshops for all concertina systems usually run by Club Members and in addition we also have guest Tutors such as Rob Harbron (English), Andy Turner (Anglo) and Paul McCann (Duet).

The day is designed so that there is time to socialise and share experiences, so much learning takes place through 'osmosis'. There are opportunities to play together both in a formal three or four part band and also on a more informal basis at the end of the day.

Workshops are held from 11:00am when we have refreshments and a social playing session or presentation until 12 0'clock. We then have workshops, including band workshops and/or tuition time until lunch. After lunch there is a variety of workshops for all systems, often with invited tutors.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. The fee for the day is £5.00.


11.00am Coffee/tea available
11.15am Morning session
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Afternoon session
4.00pm Coffee/tea available
4.15pm Showcase


This is what some of this year's participants have said about the Ruishton Playdays:

"It's always lovely to meet up with other concertina players so that we can play together and share experiences".

"Well worth making the two hour trip to Ruishton I always get a lot out of the day".

Contact: Kate Stokes Tel 01458 834940
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Can you help with Beginner English Concertina at Ruishton Meetings?

We are looking for a group of folks who would take it in turns to assist Beginners on the English Concertina. We have the Frank Butler book, so you would not have to do any preparation. Please let Alan know if this is something you could help us with.

Ruishton Directions

Leave M5 Motorway at junction 25. Follow signs A358 East (towards Ilminster/Yeovil. Take first left at Premier Inn to Ruishton Village. At Ruishton Village Inn, straight across (with care) and continue ahead, round 'S' bend and the Village Hall will be found on left after playing fields.