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.
Information on all aspects of concertinas including shops, dealers and much more.
Lots of articles on Concertinas, including tunes, playing, maintenance & for sale forum,
Wim Wakker’s site – restorer and maker of instruments – lots of technical information
Maker and repairer, Steve Dickinson continues the Wheatstone name and reputation
Find that tune
Members often ask "Where can I find that tune?" Some good resources for tunes are:
GROUPS AROUND THE COUNTRY
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 Sidholme Hotel, Devon, 14th-16th June, 2019.
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
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.
The Lewes Arms holds a regular Folk Club and often runs Concertina Workshops
The Chiltina Concertina Group
A Concertina group that meets once every month in Maulden, Bedforshire
The site of Pauline de Snoo – useful tutorial materials
Hands on Music
Organisers of Concertinas at Witney – annual weekend workshop
A Devon based charity promoting the playing of folk music.
Devon’s Folk and Community Arts Development Organisation hold regular music sessions
Folk South West
Working to stimulate enjoyment, participation and creativity in music, song, dance