Papers of the International Concertina Association (PICA)

Papers of the International Concertina Association (PICA) is a peer-reviewed journal, published annually by the International Concertina Association (ICA) and the Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments (CSFRI), a member of the Barry S. Brook Center for Musical Research and Documentation) of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Publication and distribution of hardcopy format to ICA members (as well as to non-members who wish to subscribe to it at a cost of £5 per issue) is followed by electronic publication on the websites of both the ICA and the CSFRI.:

PICA publishes articles on all aspects of the concertina: the development and history of the instrument; its sociology, iconography, repertories, and performance practices; biographies of concertinists; etc. It also includes reviews of books and CDs, as well as notes about important concertina-related events.

Articles should be sent electronically to the Editor, Allan Atlas, at

Questions concerning advertisements and subscriptions to the hardcopy format should be addressed to Jon McNamara at the same e-mail address.

Books and CDs for review should be sent to:

Roger Digby
Rams Farm Road
Colchester, Essex CO6 3HR
Great Britain

Editor: Allan Atlas Advisory Board: Roger Digby
Jon McNamara
Wim Wakker
Wes Williams
Reviews Editor: Roger Digby
Production: Jon McNamara

Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments
The Graduate Center/CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

International Concertina Association
17 Nursery Road
Bishops Stortford
Herts CM23 3HJ
Great Britain

ISSN 1744-7356 (Print)
ISSN 1744-7364 (Online)

PICA is indexed in rilmAbstracts.

Print version