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Kettle Bridge Concertinas

Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK

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It Certainly Went With A Bang!

We put on a sparkling display of musicianship at the recent West Farleigh Fireworks event, with a variety of tunes, including (appropriately enough) Handelís Music for the Royal Fireworks. The band also had Handelís Water Music ready just in case it rained, which thankfully it didnít.

Click here to see a short report of the event.

No Time For Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen!

Christmas Concertina

Yes, itís nearly that time of year again when Santa and his elves (and Amazon) work all hours of the day and night to get Christmas gifts to every home in the country. Well, they are not the only ones slaving away.

Kettle Bridge Concertinas are very much in demand in the lead up to Christmas, with several seasonal events. In particular, we have been asked to provide music for a Christmas Singalong or two for various organisations.

Take a look at the Diary panel for a list of all our performances. Merry Christmas!

The Concertina Tinker

Picture of Dave Elliott Dave Elliott is an associate member of Kettle Bridge Concertinas and a thoroughly useful chap to know. He is an experienced repairer and restorer of traditionally constructed concertinas of all types ó large bass through to piccolo ó as well as miniature instruments, and all fingering systems.

He is very happy to provide individual advice, event clinics, or group workshops and is the author of 'The Concertina Maintenance Manual'.

For more information, visit his website at

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Please note ó next main practice date is Sun 14th Jan 2024
Next beginnersí practice date in the Hall is Mon 22nd Jan 2024


Tue 12th December 2023

Evergreens Singalong


We will be treating the Evergreens to a session of Christmas music for them to join in with at the WI Hall. I am sure that they will be as enthusiastic as ever!

Thu 14th December 2023

Coxheath Group Singalong


Yet another singalong session, this time for the Coxheath Group. This will be at the Scout Hut, Coxheath, starting at 2:30pm.

Tue 6th February 2024

World Concertina Day

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The International Concertina Association will be cordinating events for their World Concertina Day. Further details will be published nearer the time.

Thu 15th February 2024

Kettle Bridge Concertinas Drop-in Session at Maidstone Museum

We will be marking World Concertina Day by holding another drop-in session at Maidstone Museum, where people can come and learn a bit more about the concertina, listen to it being played and have a go on one of our club instruments.

We will be there from 10:30am to 3:00pm so do come along and see us. All are welcome!

Fri 22nd to Sun 24th March 2024

WCCP Spring Workshop

Halsway Manor

The West Country Concertina Players Spring Workshop is at Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD. This is aimed at competent and more advanced players.

More details will be available nearer the time.

Sun 9th June 2024


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The SqueezEast Concertina Band Day has been booked for 9th June at the Stilton Pavilion, which is located about 7 miles south of Peterborough.

More information will appear on the SqueezEast website nearer the time.