The October weekend, held at Quantock Lodge is known as the “Beginners’ Weekend”.
More experienced players are welcome but tuition is focused on:-
- ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS: have never played and don’t know the layout of the instrument
- POST-BEGINNERS: have only been playing a very short time and have some idea of the layout
of the instrument
- IMPROVERS: have been playing for some months, can understand the layout of the
fingerboard including F#, C# and Bb and read music a little
- INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS: can play and read music with some fluency at a modest tempo.
A limited number of club instruments are available for all systems.
Anglo tuition is on C/G instruments.
You can also learn how to take care of your concertina and do simple maintenance.
If you are in the market to buy, there is a trade stand of instruments for sale provided by Barleycorn Concertinas.
On Friday and Saturday evening there is a chance to play along “bar-session style” with the rest of the club.
For intermediate players there is the Folk Stream/Dance Band in addition to the well established Concertina Band workshop. These sessions are suitable for any system. However, the ability to play at tempo is required for the folk stream and also to read music for the band/ensemble workshops.
We also have options sessions Singing Accompaniment, folk tunes without music, Slow Tunes, Rounds, Concertina care and maintenance
Quantock Lodge 2022
Quantock Lodge 2021
A limited number of youth bursaries will be available for Residential Weekends