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West Country Concertina Players meet regularly at Ruishton Village Hall, near Taunton, throughout the year in January, March, May, July, 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 we also have occasional guest Tutors.

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.

Beginners are always welcome and we have some excellent players who are happy to help newcomers to progress.

For those traveling long distances to Ruishton overnight accommodation is available nearby at Travelodge, Days Inn, Express By Holiday Inn, and Premier Inn.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided (donations please).

Please bring a packed lunch.. there are no shops open in the village on Sundays.

The fee for the day is £5.00.


The next Ruishton Meeting will be on 

Sunday, 8th January 2023 11:00am-5:00pm

Provisional programme:-

10:45 am    Doors Open.  Tea and coffee available     
11am Workshops or Beginners' Tuition
1pm Lunch & social time. 
2pm Shared tunes and practice groups
3pm Playing from Purple Folders
4pm Showcase



Can you help with Beginners 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 Kate know if this is something you could help us with.

Directions to Ruishton

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.