10. Clubs and Organisations

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/
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
Phone 01 42 28 42 41

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

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.
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.

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
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:-                                        

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:-

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".
Horniman Museum                 Houses the Wayne Collection and
100 London Road has a splendid display devoted
Forest Hill to the development and history
London of the concertina. Also see sec.
SE23 3PQ 12 for details of their online
England resources.
Phone 020 8699 1872 Has WWW page at:-
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 Kettle Bridge Concertinas Meet once a week. At present (2023) they WI Hall all play English concertina, but other East Farleigh systems are very welcome! They play band Maidstone music and enjoy busking and performing at ME15 0HG local events and music festivals. They offer free tuition and have instruments for hire. WWW site at:- http://kettlebridgeconcertinas.org.uk E-mail 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 with 6 workshops per year at Ruishton near Taunton, a series of workshops at Sidmouth Festival and other events for beginners, intermediate and competent players. WWW page at:- https://thewccp.org/ 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
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