Concertina World 467, September 2016


Inside cover: Forestinas win trophy
1 Index
2 Editorial
3 Remembering Harry Minting
8 Internet Video Jukebox 9A
9 Virtual Folk Club 5
13 Colin Whyles, ICA secretary, a bio
15 Squeezeast 2016
18 Hope Bank Café Orchestra
21 Concertina Bands / Hawkwood
25 West Midlands Concertina group 20th Anniversary
26 Spirit of the Game, review
27 Northumbrian Tune Books, review
30 Regional Groups information
30 A trip to Italy, accordion builders
2017 (Competition for a special instrument? Who is going to participate?)

Center magazine: removable A4 szie pages Music Supplement.

CD supplement: Pauline de Snoo


Ann Oliver, Peter Dyson, Roger Gawley, Peter le Geyt, Steve Goodyear, Jeremy Hague, Ariane Lawson, Paul Walker, Colin Whyles.

Photo Cover: Ariane Lawson

Concertina Wold 466, June 2016


1 Index
2 Editorial
3 Virtual Folk Club 4
7 Internet Jukebox 7
9 About “double bass” concertinas
11 Arran Concertina Event 2016
12 Obituary Denis Slater
13 review Greg Trice Tunebook
14 AGM minutes 2016
29 WCCP agenda
30 Regional groups with regular meetings

Center magazine: removable A4 szie pages with tunes.


Alistair Anderson (tunes), Pauline de Snoo, Johan de With, Roger Gawley,Helen Graham, Pete Mac, Paul McCann, Paul Walker.

Photo Cover: Martin Henshaw; The Alex Wade workshop presentation, Swaledale May 2016. Photos inside back cover also by Martin Henshaw.

Virtual Folk Club 4 with MC Paul Walker

Tonight’s guest is again Brian Peters, traditional folk singer and well-respected anglo concertina and melodeon player. Tutor once again at this year’s Swaledale Squeeze.

PW: We seem to have Old Glory nailed above the bar, so not all of the US contingent have hit the road. Indeed opening the second half with some tasty electric guitar is Shine Boulder and “Good As The Rain”

PW: So what do you think about the genre Americana Brian? Continue reading

MacCann Duet arrangements now available on Soundcloud

David Cornell, an excellent player/arranger of tunes for the MacCann Duet concertina, wants his arrangements to be available to other Duet players. He is now very ill and unable to take any steps to make this happen.

Many of his arrangements are already available as pdf versions at Now, thanks to the efforts of Lesley Henniker, some 30 are now available as sound files and can be found at – more will be added as she selects and records them.

This was discussed at the Duet concertina workshops at the Swaledale Squeeze this year, particularly with Iris Bishop, Paul McCann, Lesley and myself, and we would like you to put links to both these websites from the page

Pam Bishop

Virtual Folk Club 3 – Paul Walker

… with MC Paul Walker. Tonight’s guest is Brian Peters, purveyor of traditional folk songs & well-respected player of both the anglo concertina and melodeon. Many of our readers will remember him as a tutor at the Swaledale Squeeze.

PW: Well Brian, as the barman is laying out saucers of pretzels & lining up bottles of Anchor Steam beer, I’d say we’ve got an influx of Americans tonight. Continue reading

Concertina World 465, March 2016


1 Index
2 Editorial
3 AGM 2016 details/officer’s reports
13 J25
14 Internet Jukebox 7
15 Interview Bill Crossland
21 Virtual Folkclub 3

24 Brian Peter’s squeezebox
25 The search for five fingered Frank
27 Rob Harbron’s “Flock and Fly”
29 Duets for concertina and/or violin

31 several

Concertina playing technique:
32 Victorian Fingering on the English Concertina

Center magazine full colour Concertina photoshoot by Stephen Walker except for the Laser Cutter, 1, 2 and 3 by Bill Crossland. Continue reading

Annual General Meeting of the ICA 16 April 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne

Details have been pubished in last Concertina World 465 magazine.
Our Honourary President, Alistair Anderson will be with us for the meeeting and will be  giving a workshop on Northumbrian Tunes suitable for all concertina systems in the  morning.

Evening concert by Alistair Anderson with special guests.

Just in case you found the prices quoted there confusing, note that they are given in  concertina pounds. The members price for the concert of ¢ 5 comes out as £ 5 if you pay in sterling.

Do you intend to come? Do you want to know more? Either way please do get in touch with
Gill:  gilln55 (at) or Roger: secretary (at)