This list is not exhaustive and I would welcome further information.
Alabama Concertina Support Described as "a support group for Group southern players". Meets once a month USA at Homewood Musical Instrument Co. Arran Concertina Event A weekend event in early October, S Boorer ACE is modelled on the relaxed Harefield and friendly Scandinavian Squeeze In. Shannochie I've only been once but it was excellent. Isle of Arran WWW page at:- KA27 8SJ http://www.anglo-concertina.net/ace/ Scotland Phone 01770 820655 Association Francaise pour Now has upwards of 30 members, le Concertina and a newsletter entitled Contact Gilbert Carrere at L'Hexagone. 183, rue Championnet 75018 Paris France Phone 01 42 28 42 41 Email Bay Area Concertina Players That's the Bay Area in San Francisco. Email Daniel Hersh at Describe themselves as: "Not a formal organization, but more of a mailing list of all the local players we can find." Have occasional informal gatherings. Center for the Study of CSFRI is "a resource for scholarly Free Reed Instruments research on all aspects...of all Graduate Center/CUNY free-reed instruments". The Director 365 Fifth Avenue is Allan Atlas, author of The New York NY 10016-4309 Wheatstone Concertina in Victorian Phone (212) 817-8590 England. Email Chiltern Concertina Group Meets once a month at Maulden Contact Jon McNamara on Church Hall in Bedfordshire on 01279 656664 Sundays. Has 20 or more attendees. Email Concertinas Anonymous Meets once a month at 8pm on Mondays. The Lewes Arms Also an irregular series of workshops, Mount Street such as the all day one on 14th October Lewes 2000 with Andy Turner on playing Anglo England for dance. Has WWW page at:- Phone 01273 474389 http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/LAFC/concanon.html Email Concertinas at Witney Witney is in Oxfordshire UK. Hands On Music Weekends C@W is an intensive weekend PO Box 1162 course for concertina players East Oxford D.O. held annually in September with OX4 4WS tutors of the calibre of John England Kirkpatrick and Simon Thoumire. Phone 01865 714778 Has WWW page at:- http://www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/homweekends/concertinas.htm German Concertina Meeting Since the death of the former organiser Robert Pich & Juliette Daum the old Beielefeld concertina meetings have Proitzer Mühle found a new home with Robert and Juliette D-29465 Schnega and a new time in late March. For both English Germany and anglo concertinas and with tutors of the Phone +49-(0)5842-408 calibre of Alistair Anderson and Mary MacNamara It looks like a great weekend. WWW page at:- www.concertinas.de. East Kent Concertina Club A new (spring 2015) concertina group meeting Blean Village Hall on the second Sunday of each month between 1pm 2 School Lane and 5pm. They say "We welcome all levels of playing". Blean Canterbury CT2 9JA Email Horniman Museum Houses the Wayne Collection andCopyright Statement
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http://www.horniman.ac.uk International Concertina Has been around since 1953. Association Has an extensive library of 50a Caledon Road music. Excellent newsletter East Ham and Papers of the ICA, an London E6 2HB annual scholarly journal. England Increasingly a truly international Phone 0208 471 7739 outlook with committee members from USA and Holland as well as the UK. Has an excellent WWW page at:- http://www.concertina.org Jubilee Concertinas Describing themselves as "a friendly Eaves Green Community Centre bunch of enthusiastic musicians" they Lower Burgh Way meet twice a month. The first Saturday Eaves Green is a 'slow and steady' session for all Chorley instruments and the second Saturday is PR7 3QE a concertina workshop. Has WWW site at:- Phone 01257 263678 http://jubileeconcertinas.net Konzertinanetz South German concertina club that Jochen Riemer meets twice a year in spring and Herrengasse 5 autumn, all systems are welcome. 83512 Wasserburg am Inn Their web site has a (German) Germany mailing list, WWW page at:- Phone 08071 903314 www.konzertinanetz.de.vu E-mail Noel Hill Irish Concertina An intensive 1 week course in playing Schools Irish music on the anglo, led by Noel Various locations in Hill and intended for all skill levels USA and Ireland from beginner to expert. Runs three or so times a year in the US and once a year in Ireland. WWW page at:- http://www.noelhill.com/nhics.html North East Concertina Players Restarted having found a new home: Ceddesfeld Community Centre monthly on the 2nd Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Rectory Row at Ceddesfield Community Centre (opp. Sedgefield parish church), Sedgefield. Basic TS21 2AE. WWW page at:- England http://www.daveturner.org.uk/concertina.html Northeast Squeeze-In A major annual weekend event for all Bucksteep Manor free-reed players in the States, but Washington MASS always has a large contingent of USA concertina players. Reviews I have For info/tickets contact read make it sound a great weekend. NESI Usually takes place in late September. 338 North Leverett Road Has WWW page at:- Leverett MA 01054 http://squeeze-in.org/ USA Royal Concertinas A regular group meeting at one of my all-time Royal Hotel favourite pubs. Two meetings a month; one aimed Main Road at beginners and note reading players, and Dungworth another for advanced players of all systems and Sheffield styles. Actual dates can vary so phone Mark first. S6 6HF Phone 0114 2851479 (Mark Davies) England SqueezEast Concertinas Based in Norfolk (but with members in Suffolk and Phone 01362 858465 Cambs) who meet once or twice a month in members E-mail homes in the Norwich area. Also host an annual concertina band day. Much more information on their WWW page at http://squeezeast.org.uk including a link to their Facebook page. West Country Concertinas A flourishing group. They have a John Derricott series of workshops during Sidmouth 49 Medbourne Close Festival week which is inspirational: Blandford hundreds of concertina players! The Dorset Annual Concertina Weekend is in March DT1 17UA each year at Kilve Court, Somerset, England with tutors such as John Kirkpatrick Phone 01258 450927 and Alistair Anderson. WWW page at:- http://www.wccp.co.uk/ West Midlands & Welsh Marches First Saturday in the month. 2 to 5pm. Concertina Group Upstairs in the The Newhampton, Richard Burton Riches Street, Wolverhampton. Note I've Phone 0121 706 0804 not had contact with this group for some time so check before going. E-mail Yorkshire Concertina Players An active club that is "a get-together of Graham Hefferman concertina players from all over Yorkshire. 16 East Moor Road Every concertina player is welcomed, no matter Leeds what you play". WWW page at:- LS8 1AE http://www.yorkshire-concertina-club.org.uk/ England