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Kettle Bridge Concertinas

Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK

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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 Swinging 60s Plus

St Lukes 60s+

Kettle Bridge Concertinas were thrilled to be asked to play a singalong session for St. Luke’s Church "60s Plus" group — especially as there was a free lunch on offer!

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 Mar 2024
Next beginners’ practice date in the Hall is Mon 4th Mar 2024

Diary


Fri 22nd to Sun 24th March 2024

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.


Fri 17th to Sun 19th May 2024

Swaledale Squeeze

Grinton Lodge

"A convivial weekend of concertina playing in the picturesque setting of the Yorkshire Dales."

The Swaledale Squeeze weekend workshop will be held, as usual, at Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel near Reeth, Richmond, North Yorkshire. Click here for more details.


Sun 9th June 2024

SqueezEast

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The SqueezEast Concertina Band Day has been booked for 9th June at the Stilton Pavilion, which is located about 7 miles south of Peterborough.

More information will appear on the SqueezEast website nearer the time.


Fri 12th to Sun 14th July 2024

Banding Together

Halsway Manor

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.