Rollo Woods musical celebration – 7th April 2018

Rollo Woods,  whose obituary is in the latest issue of CW,  was a very well know concertina player who died recently. There is to be a Musical celebration of his life:

ROLLO WOODS

A MUSICAL CELEBRATION

7TH APRIL 2018

3pm – 9pm

Music – dancing – food

at

SWANAGE SCHOOL

The High Street, Swanage BH19 2PH

For more details contact

Chris Pullen 07757 266119

International Concertina Association (ICA) AGM 2018

in association with The West Country Concertina Players (WCCP)

Please join us for the ICA’s 2018 AGM event on Saturday May 5th 2018. The AGM will be preceded by an all-systems tunes workshop with John Dipper. Afterwards there will be free time to play, chat etc, and in the evening there will be a concert featuring John along with The Offcuts (a subset of the well-known J25 Concertina Band) and other turns yet to be confirmed.

The following day, Sunday May 6th, is WCCP’s regular playing day at the same venue. Why not come for both days and make a weekend of it?

The Venue : Ruishton Village Hall, Cheats Road, Ruishton, Taunton TA3 5JD

There is some car parking at the hall.. Ruishton is close to Junction 25 of the M5, and Taunton with its main line railway station and bus connections is only a short taxi ride away. Nearest airports are Exeter and Bristol.

Outline Programme for the Day:

10.00 approx Coffee/tea/soft drinks available at the hall

11.00-12.15 Tunes workshop with John Dipper

FREE to ICA/WCCP members, £2.50 for others;

2.00 4.00 ICA AGM (all welcome, but only ICA members may vote)

Free time for playing etc at hall

6.30-7.30 Setting up for Concert (volunteers required please!)

7.30-9.00 approx: Concert £5 ICA/WCCP members and concessions, £8 others

Food, Drink and Accommodation:

Lunch will not be available at the hall, but you may bring your own. The Ruishton Inn and Toby Carvery are quite nearby, and there are many pubs and restaurants in Taunton which can provide meals at lunchtime and in the evening.

Nearby accommodation options include Premier Inns at Ruishton and Taunton East, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Travelodge. Other independent hotels are available in Taunton as well.

Alcohol must not be sold at the hall, but you may bring your own for personal consumption.. Also, no animals are allowed on site apart from registered assistance dogs.

Please contact Paul McCann (treasurer@concertina.org) or 07947-217840 with any queries, and to reserve tickets for the concert. Also it would be helpful for planning purposes to know if you plan to attend the workshop in the morning.

Scandinavian Squeeze-In: 27-29 April 2018

For the 19th year in a row, squeezebox players from near and far
will gather with our instruments in Skåne (southern Sweden) for another
weekend of making music, sharing knowledge and skills, and general enjoyment.

Our annual Scandinavian Squeeze-In is of course happening again in 2018.  It will be our   19th annual and it will be held over the weekend of 27-29 April 2018.

Location:  Torna Hällestad, Skåne in southern Sweden, quite near Malmö.


Our concept is an informal and relaxed weekend where both expert and less-experienced squeezers can exchange tunes, techniques, and other knowledge, or just enjoy playing together.


There are no designated instructors or “performers”. Instead, when everyone gathers on Friday evening we will compose a workshop schedule depending on what the participants want to learn and who has expertise to share.

Example themes could include techniques for song accompaniment, comparing the advantages of various melodeon and anglo layouts, regional Swedish folk tunes, hints for beginners, chords and harmonies, Irish on the English, instrument repair, or anything else that interests us.

Note from webmaster: after being on my bucket list for years, I finally made it to the Scandinavian Squeeze-In last year: very nice place, very nice people: a mix of English people migrated to Sweden, Swedish people mad of English and their own music (amongst other things), a melodeon player who flew in from Liverpool and an American from Stockholm. Excellent music. Excellent food. What can I say? See you there this year!

Contact

Website:  http://www.nonce.dk/SSI/
Email:  ssi@nonce.dk
Phone:  Jim Lucas  (+45) 22 62 03 99

Internet Video Jukebox 14 with Paul Walker

Many thanks to reader Steve Taggart who has found a trio of unusual concertina-related clips:
Cicco Camelio on Clarinet and Foley Fettucini on Concertina Concertina qui pleure, clarinette qui rit, paris qui dort (2/2)
Music experiment with the 16mm silent movie “Paris qui dort” (France, 1925), also known as “Le rayon de la mort invisible” featuring experimental random rumours by the incredible randolfinarium and linacinemarinio show.

Continue reading

Concertina World 472 – December 2017

1 Index
2 Editorial
3 Internet Video Jukebox 14
5 Bradford on Avon Carols
7 Writing Music for the Anglo Concertina
9 Play a tango with an anglo
11 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Inis 2017
12 Interview Mike Parnell (anglo player)
20 Interview Noel Hill (anglo player)
40 cd reviews
42 WCCP October 2017 report
43 Membership Renewal 2018

Contributors: Mick Bramich, Bill Crossland, Simon W. Day, Anne Gregson, Stephanie Hill, Lea Kruplaw, Mick Lynn, Paul Walker.

Music Supplement: Anne Gregson, Mick Lynn and Simon W. Day.