12. The Internet
This list is not exhaustive and I would welcome further information.
The International Concertina Association has an active mailing list, but
this is restricted to its members only.
Anglo Concertina Excellent page produced by Dave Glenn.
Good info (and one or two inaccuracies)
and diagrams and some very useful hints
on how to finger various keys on the anglo.
Anglo Concertina One of the world's foremost scholars
of the concertina, and a fine anglo player
to boot, Dan Worrall, has created this site
to give easy access to much of his work. You'll
find downloads on topics like "The Anglo
Concertina Music of William Kimber" and "The
Concertina at Sea". An excellent site.
Arthur Dulay A site about this British composer and
pianist that has, halfway down the front
page, four wonderful recordings of the
great English concertina player Alf
The Attic Tapes A site about the original "useful man to know",
Ralph Jordan, who among his many accomplish-
ments can count superb playing of the MacCann
duet. You will find tunes from his latest CD
Boermusiek Konsertina Some very interesting pages about the
concertina as played by the Boer community of
South Africa, maintained by Sean Minnie. Well
worth a read.
Chemnitzer FAQ Created by Ted Kloba, this site is a good
starting point for people interested in
the Chemnitzer concertina.
Concertina.net New name (formerly Anglo Concertina Resources)
and new address for a fine site. Good photos,
info, links and interviews with Herrington and
Suttner, and a message board. What more could
Concertina Descriptions of three anglo concertinas owned by
Bob DeVellis - A Jeffries, a Lachenal and a
Dipper. Beautifully photograped and written, I
like to look in on this since this particular
Lachenal was the first concertina I ever
Concertina! Maintained by Toby Koosman, contains
links to many sites of direct and
peripheral interest to concertina
Concertina Academy Concertina-Academy offers (it says):
- Concertina tutors with cd
- Preparation for grading exams on concertina
- Lessons by a qualified teacher
- Encourages composers to write new pieces
- Publishes cd's and dvd's
- Organizes and/or gives workshops, lectures
Well done Pauline de Snoo!
Concertina and Melodeon in Australia
Part of the web site for the Australian Folklore Unit
this web site puts Australian concertina playing
into the context of Australian folk music and its
Concertina FAQ This FAQ in HTML format with
Concertina FAQ in Japanese This FAQ lovingly translated into Japanese
by Takayuki Yagi, to whom I am eternally grateful.
Concertina History An article written by Neil Wayne for the Galpin
Society and profusely illustrated. A must for
the budding concertina guru. Converted to HTML by the
UK Anglo player Howard Mitchell.
Concertina Library A very impressive site by committed
concertina historian Bob Gaskins and descended
from his earlier sites, this must now count as
one of the major resources on the web for players
and scholars alike. Described as a "Digital Reference
Collection for Concertinas", the range of material
available is breathtaking.
ConcertinaMusic.com A site dedicated to the Chemnitzer
concertina, with many resources for
this instrument and stacks of free
sheet music notated for the Chemnitzer.
Concertina Playing Alan Day' anglo tutor, with many mp3's of tunes
played by Alan, together with spoken explanations.
Concertina Spares An excellent idea from the concertina
repairer David Leese - as the name says
it's an online site for concertina spares,
from pads and springs right up to bellows.
Konzertina.org A site devised by Martin Doering and
dedicated to the concertina.
The site is solely in German
Don Nichols Home Page Very knowledgeable gentleman when it
comes to the interiors of concertinas,
his home page has some fascinating
info and diagrams. Propbaly the first ever
web site for the concertina, this site is
part of the history of the concertina on the net.
Hayden Duet Concertina Page As its name says, a site created by
Jack J Wohr particularly for this
most rational of duet concertinas.
The Irish Concertina A site devoted to Irish music
played on the concertina. Refreshingly
it is completely agnostic about the
system of concertina. The site looks to
have a lot of potential.
Hayden Concertina mailing List Also maintained by Jack Wohr, this
mailing list is intended specifically
for players of the Hayden concertina.
To subscribe send a blank email to
Le Concertina A site by Gilbert Carrère all about
the concertina in France.
Le concertina anglo Irish en France
A very comprehensive site in French
dedicated to playing the anglo for
The MacCann Duet Concertina Now just redirects to
The Concertina Library at www.concertina.com
Playing the Anglo Concertina in Bush Music Style
This site provides a basic tutor for
the anglo concertina, plus a superb
collection of Australian bush tunes,
each annotated with comments and
suggestions for the anglo player.
Squeezebox mailing list Formerly the Accordion mailing list.
Has a 2-way gateway with the squeezebox
news group (see below). To subscribe,
send an email to
or online at
rec.music.makers.squeezebox Also formerly the Accordion mailing
list! Covers all aspects of free reed
instruments including the concertina.
A very friendly, helpful and welcoming
community of players.
Steve Litwin's Home Page Steve is the polka editor of the
Polish American Journal, and
Chemnitzer concertina player. He has
assembled some good stuff about this
Tissage et Concertina A site by Gilbert Carrère about his twin
preoccupations, weaving and concertina.
The real pleasure of this site is in the
many scored arrangements for English and
duet concertina, accompanied in some cases
by recordings you can download and listen to.
Virtual Wheatstone Concertina This Flash demo takes a few seconds
to load on a modem, but once it
arrives it shows a very elegant
Victorian Wheatstone English
concertina which you can play with
your mouse. No, really!
Wheatstone Concertina Ledgers The beginnings of what will be a superb
online resource for anyone interested
in the history of the concertina. Already
has digitised images of every page of the
Wheatstone concertina ledgers from the
Dickinson archives, and the Wayne Archives
are in process of being digitised as well.
Writings - John Kirkpatrick John Kirkpatrick ("The Guv'nor") has
within his site three articles on how
to play the anglo. Links to them are
on this page. Look at the rest of the
site while you're there.