We are a Club of friendly concertina enthusiasts formed in 1983. WCCP aim is to proud to be one of very few teaching clubs in the country. Although we are based in the West Country we have members throughout the UK and indeed world-wide. Our membership includes players of all levels of ability from absolute beginner to expert. All systems of concertinas are represented and all genres of music. We cover Introduction to the instrument, playing techniques, reading music,playing by ear, playing in bands and playing in sessions.
The concertina is one of the most versatile of instruments and WCCP aim to demonstrate this to the full. Whenever WCCP meet, we play a wide variety of music including Classical, British & International Folk, Ragtime, Blues and much more besides. We play as individuals, in pairs and small groups as well as in full-scale concertina bands that include Treble, Baritones and Bass instruments. Whilst the ability to read music is an advantage, we have many excellent players who happily play "by ear".
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the concertina. Download a membership form here. Whether you are browsing and want to know more, a complete novice (as we all were once) or an experienced and accomplished player, please feel free to contact us and join us at one of our events.
We support other community music organisations such as The International Concertina Association, Folk South West and Wren Music. In addition we have contacts with Professional Tutors and Makers & Repairers of Concertinas.