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Kettle Bridge Concertinas

Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK

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In case you hadn’t noticed ...

Jubilee Emblem

... it has been the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year. As it has been such a low-key event, Farleigh Parish Council decided that something special was needed to celebrate the occasion, so they invited the premier local concertina band along to their Jubilee Big Lunch that was held on the 5th June.

Click here to read all about it.

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 — large bass through to piccolo — 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 http://concertina-repair.org.uk/.

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We always welcome people getting in touch with us, whether to find out more about us, learning the concertina or pretty much anything!

Please note — next main practice date is Sun 10th Jul 2022
Next beginners’ practice date in the Hall is Mon 4th Jul 2022

Diary

We are hopeful that the events below will take place as scheduled but all are subject to whatever COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are in place at the time.


Fri 15th to Sun 17th July 2022

Banding Together

J25 Concertina Band are holding their annual workshop at Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD. It is aimed at advanced and fluent players who enjoy band playing.

Click here for more details.


Sun 28th August 2022

Scones and Songs

Event poster

Kettle Bridge Concertinas will be appearing at Scones and Songs which will be held on Sunday 28th August at Yalding Church. The event is raising money for School Gambia, a wonderful organisation that provides education opportunities in Gambia for children who would otherwise have to do without.

It should be a great afternoon with plenty of musical entertainment. Concertinas, choirs, and cake — what more could you want? And all in a good cause, so please do come along and enjoy the afternoon of music and cream teas.


Fri 30th September to Sun 2nd October 2022

WCCP Autumn Workshop

Quantock Lodge

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.

Click here for more details.


Fri 17th to Sun 19th March 2023

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.