Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK
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.
Following the relaxing of the COVID-19 restrictions, we are mainly reverting to meeting up to play. Our regular sessions will now be as follows —
If you are interested in joining in with any of these, just get in touch with our secretary via our Contact Page.
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!
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