Regional groups with regular meetings

Southern England

Forestinas

A group of concertina players from around the New Forest. We meet on Wednesday every week, usually at the Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood.
New members always welcome.
Contact Richard Lane on 01202 763043 for more details

North-east England

North Eastern Concertina Players

Dave Turner – mail@daveturner.org.uk (01642 588197)
Alan Alden – alan@douglasave.fsnet.co.uk (0191 285 4139)

All meetings 2nd Sunday 2pm till 5pm in Ceddesfeld Community Centre, Rectory Row, Sedgefield, Co. Durham.

North-west England

The Chorley Traditional Music Session provides multi instrument Slow and Steady Workshops , including concertinas , at Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green, Chorley, Lancashire, UK.

“Slow and Steady” tune workshops – First Saturday of each month. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Refer to www.chorleytradmusicsessions.org.uk for further details .

Yorkshire

Yorkshire Concertina Club

Helen Graham – helen.graham88@hotmail.co.uk
Website: yorkshire-concertina-club.org.uk

Meetings third Sunday of the month. The Yorkshire Concertina Club now meets at the Corner House, on the corner of Lidgett Lane and Harrogate Road in Leeds.

Royal Concertinas, Dungworth

Mark Davies – edeophone@aol.com
Office: mark.davies@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk (Home 0114 2851479, Mobile 07850 475067)

The Royal, Dungworth, Sheffield. Two meetings a month; one aimed at beginners and note reading players, and another for advanced players of all systems and styles. The actual date can be variable so anybody interested in attending needs to contact Mark Davies.

West Midlands

West Midlands Concertina Group

Ann Oliver 01564 782104
annoliver@waverider.co.uk

First Saturday in the month, 2 to 5pm. Upstairs at the Plough Inn, 154 Bridgnorth Road, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3PD. All welcome. Any instrument and any standard.

East Midlands

Nottingham and East Midlands Concertina Group

Alan and Rita Davies (0115 926 0297)

Meetings twice yearly.

East Anglia

SqueezEast Concertinas

We are a group of players who meet in the Norwich area once or twice a month, on a Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon. Members travel from Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. We meet on mutually convenient dates in the members’ homes. Please see our website or email us for more information – or you can find us on Facebook.

Sally Barrett – Tel: 01362 858465
Email: squeezeastconcertinas@gmail.com
Website: http://www.squeezeast.org.uk

Home Counties and South-east England

Kettle Bridge Concertinas

We are a group of 20+ mixed ability players who meet once or twice a month in the WI Hall, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent ME15 0HG.  At present we all play English concertina, but other systems are very welcome!  We love playing band music and enjoy busking and performing at local events and music festivals.
For more information contact Sue Walsh, Secretary, 01622 728252

Chiltinas (Bedfordshire)

Jon McNamara – j.f.mcnamara@talk21.com (01279 656664)
Martin Henshaw – martin_h@email.com (01767 627566)
http://www.chiltinas.org.uk/meetings/

St. Mary’s Church Hall, Maulden, Beds. MK45 2AU All meetings are on Sundays between 14.00 and 18.00. Usually the second or third Sunday in the month – check the website for actual dates.

All players are welcome whether experienced or absolute beginners.

Concertinas Anonymous

Bryan Creer – Bryancreer@aol.com (01323 505372)

This session is now on the second Tuesday of the month and is in the Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. There is a page for it on the Lewes Saturday Folk Club website http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/LAFC/concanon.html.

An informal session for concertina players of all systems to learn tunes together, swap ideas and techniques and maybe show off your party piece in an unpressured atmosphere.

East Kent Concertina Players

Come join us on the second Sunday of each month at Blean Village Hall nr Canterbury.

East Kent Concertina Players meet between 1pm and 5pm and welcome all levels of playing.

Please visit http://www.ekcp.uk for more information.

Lewes Saturday Folk Club

Workshops (formerly: Lewes Arms Folk Club)

Valmai Goodyear (01273 476757)
valmaigoodyear@aol.com
http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/

Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ. All-day instrument workshops, 10.45 am-4.45 pm The tutor performs in the evening.

Paul McCann

Sessions

pauldmccann@hotmail.com

Monthly music session at The White Hart, Margaretting Tye, Essex CM4 9JX.  Second Thursday of every month, from 8.30pm.
Concertina players are especially welcome!

West Country

West Country Concertina Players

Secretary: Allison Ferrero
Phone:  01395 265391

Website: thewccp.org

The two monthly meetings are held at Ruishton Village Hall, Ruishton, Taunton, Somerset.
WCCP also holds 2 residential weekends a year, in October and March. These are held at Kilve Court, Kilve, Bridgwater, Somerset.
The WCCP also organize concertina weekends at Kilve and workshops at Sidmouth Folk Week.
See the WCCP website for more information.

Yorkshire Concertina Club

Mexborough Meetings
Carolyn Wade
caz@witchhazelmusic.co.uk (01 943 876638)

Milton Hall in Elsecar.