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Wanted: English concertina players for this year’s Summer School at Durham School

Calling all young adventurous instrument players!
The International Concertina Association has decided to sponsor a tutor at the Youth Summer School at Durham School this year.
What we need now are lots of young (14 to 20) musicians. The
dates are July 24 to 29,  2017 and the tutor will be Alex Wade.

You can see Alex at:

Full details ate at:

http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/folkworks-youth-summer-school-2017/

It’s not suitable for absolute beginners but no previous experience of folk music is needed. Nor do you need to read music (but it would be fine if you do). Cost will be in the region of £430 which covers 5 days full board and tuition.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

The Hawkwood Concertina Band on Youtube

Published on 14 Jun 2017

Rhosymedre by Vaughan Williams played by the Hawkwood Concertina Band in January 2017. Conducted by S. Ellis.


Published on 14 Jun 2017

The Lost Chord by A.S. Sullivan played by the Hawkwood Concertina Band in January 2017. Conducted by A.D. Townsend.

ICA AGM 2017 hosted by West Midlands Concertinas

Please join us for the ICA AGM on Saturday 22nd April 2017

22 April 2017 at 10:00–19:00

Wesley Methodist Church Mount Pleasant, Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill, DY5 2YN

Preceded by a Shropshire Tunes Workshop with John Kirkpatrick
After the AGM John will give us a concert supported by Jackie Gribble & John Williams

Please go to the ICA AGM event page on Facebook for more info and to indicate that you will attend.

 

Scandinavian Squeeze-In 2017

The annual Scandinavian Squeeze-In is of course happening again in 2017.  All the details are the same as in last year’s announcement, except (of course) the dates.  Our 18th annual SSI will be held over the weekend 28-30 April 2017.

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Dates:  April 28-30, 2017
Location:  Torna Hällestad, Skåne (southern Sweden)
Website:  http://www.nonce.dk/SSI/
Email:  ssi@nonce.dk
Phone:  Jim Lucas  (+45) 22 62 03 99

source: Jim Lucas

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 http://www.concertina.com/cornell/ Now, thanks to the efforts of Lesley Henniker, some 30 are now available as sound files and can be found at https://soundcloud.com/user-655309308 – 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 http://www.concertina.org/sound-archive/.

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

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) yahoo.com or Roger: secretary (at) concertina.org