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Kettle Bridge Concertinas

Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK

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Windy Whitstable

Santa arrives We were delighted to be invited to play some seasonal music at the Christmas Fayre that was held at Whitstable Castle. As you can see, Santa Claus was in attendance and we had the pleasure of entertaining the crowds queueing outside his grotto.

There was a host of stalls and attractions for everyone to enjoy and lots of opportunities to buy those difficult Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. Not only that, there were plenty of places selling delicious food and drink. What more could you want?

In fact the only problem was the wind which caused havoc with the gazebo that was sheltering us. If you want to know how this issue was resolved, click here to read the webmaster’s report.

You have to start somewhere

Learner One of the main reasons that Kettle Bridge Concertinas was formed was to encourage new players to take up the concertina. Well, I am pleased to report that we currently have a very enthusiastic set of beginners who are starting to appreciate the joys of playing our favourite instrument.

Our learners have a great variety of previous musical experience ranging from accomplished musicians who want to try a new instrument to those who could not read music at all but fancy a new challenge. Our beginners groups cater for all levels of experience and ability, and teach all the necessary technical skills to get to grips with a concertina.

The sessions are always great fun and a good way to meet new people while developing a new skill. So if you fancy giving it a go, just visit our Contact Page and drop us an email. We would love to hear from you.

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Please note — next practice date is Sun 20th January 2019

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Sun 20th January 2019

Christmas and New Year Celebration

After a relaxed practice session at the WI Hall, we will be off to The Horseshoes in East Farleigh for our annual celebratory lunch.


Fri 8th to Sun 10th March 2019

WCCP Spring Workshop

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

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Sat 11th May 2019

ICA AGM

We are very pleased to be hosting the International Concertina Association AGM. More details will be made available nearer the time.


Sun 9th June 2019

SqueezEast

The SqueezEast Concertina Band Day will be hosted in the magnificent ballroom at Stamford Arts Centre, Lincolnshire. Visit their website for all the latest information.


Fri 11th to Sun 13th October 2019

WCCP Autumn Workshop

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The West Country Concertina Players Autumn Workshop is at Quantock Lodge, Over Stowey, Somerset. This is suited to players of a range of abilities from absolute beginners to those who have reached an intermediate level.

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Sat 2nd November 2019

Workshop with Alex Wade

Alex Wade The well-known English concertina player and teacher Alex Wade will be holding an all-day workshop for our members. This will be a great opportunity for us to learn from one of the leading experts in the concertina world.