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Kettle Bridge Concertinas

Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK

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Stilton was once again the venue for CheesEast’s annual concertina workshop and it was as Brie-liant as usual.

Conductor Paul CamemBarrett had Caerphilly chosen some challenging but fair pieces for the participants to play, such as Highland Cathedral City Cheddar. Under his expert guidance, no one had Emmental breakdown and everyone had Edam fine time.

Click here to see our report.

Important — Please note that rumours that next year’s event will be held in Wensleydale under the leadership of Rick Otter are completely false.

World Concertina Day 2024

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Kettle Bridge Concertinas’ contribution to the 2024 World Concertina Day was a visit to Maidstone Museum to raise the profile of the concertina with a session of performances and education.

Click here for a report with pictures.

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

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Please note — next main practice date is Sun 28th Jul 2024
Next beginners’ practice date in the Hall is Mon 19th Aug 2024


Fri 18th to Sun 20th October 2024

WCCP Autumn Workshop

Wellington School, Somerset

The West Country Concertina Players Autumn Workshop is at Wellington School, South Street, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8NT.
Please note the new venue for 2024.

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.