Regional groups with regular meetings

Southern England


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 Rob MacDonald on 07538 881089 or for more details.

North-east England

North Eastern Concertina Players

Dave Turner – (01642 588197)
Alan Alden – (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 for further details .


Yorkshire Concertina Club

Helen Graham (Secretary) –
Graham Heffernan (Chair) –

Time of meetings: 12.00 – 4.00pm.


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 –
Office: (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.


Central Scotland Concertina Group (CSCG)

has been running for several years now. To start with there were just three English concertina learners together with one more experienced player giving some tuition. Now there are twenty six people on the mailing list with a wide range of playing ability and all types of concertina represented.

The group holds monthly meetings with Christmas and summer breaks. Geographically the members are widely scattered – from down in the Borders to up near Perth and from the west coast to the east – so we don’t have a set meeting place but hold meetings in the homes of those members who are able to host them.

There are from 4-10 people at a typical meeting and the host will have sent out some suggested tunes beforehand. Meetings run from mid-morning to early afternoon with a break for a simple soup lunch.

We play some tunes in harmony and others in unison, with the mix depending on who’s present. New members are always very welcome whether they are experienced players or beginners.

If you are interested in coming along please email Karen at

West Midlands

West Midlands Concertina Group

Ann Oliver 01564 782104

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 twice a month, on a Thursday evening and a Sunday afternoon. Members travel from Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. We play mainly folk tunes and concertina band arrangements. Currently we have English and Anglo system players in the group, but other systems would be most welcome. Our members play a range of concertinas including treble, baritone and bass. Please see our website or email us for more information – or you can find us on Facebook.


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)

Martin Henshaw – (01767 627566)

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 – (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

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 and join us on the second Sunday of the month (except August and December) at Blean Village Hall, 2 School Lane, Blean, nr Canterbury CT2 9JA, from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

All levels of playing welcome.

Please contact David Stephens (Group Leader) on (01843) 591701 for further information.

Lewes Saturday Folk Club

Workshops (formerly: Lewes Arms Folk Club)

Valmai Goodyear (01273 476757)

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


Monthly music session at The Walnut Tree, Broads Green, Chelmsford CM3 1DT.  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

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.