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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.
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.
source: Jim Lucas
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
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/.
… 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
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
First a floor spot by Alice Jones Crossing the Bar:
followed closely by the perennial Pete Coe with Penny for the Ploughboy:
A new year, a new composition for duet concertina and piano by Stuart Estell:
And best wishes for 2016 to all!
Link thanks to Stefaan Walraet