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Kettle Bridge Concertinas

Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK

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Everything You Wanted To Know about Concertinas ...

English Concertina

Do you know the difference between an English concertina and an Anglo one?
Is your concertina unisonoric or bisonoric? Hint "unisonoric" is nothing to do with being able to play along with others, and "bisonoric" does not relate to North American buffaloes!
Is there such a thing as a "Franglo" concertina or have I just made that up?

The answer to all these questions and more can be found on the Wikipedia page dedicated to your favourite instrument. Read the article, become an instant expert and completely bore thoroughly impress your friends and family.

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 12th Jun 2022
Next beginners’ practice date in the Hall is Mon 6th Jun 2022


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.

Sun 12th June 2022


The SqueezEast Concertina Band Day has been booked for 12th June in the magnificent ballroom at Stamford Arts Centre, Lincolnshire. Visit their website for all the latest information.

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.