Cancellations due to the Corona virus

The following events are cancelled or postponed due to the Corona virus situation:

This year’s Swaledale Squeeze cancelled

We’re sorry, but you probably won’t be surprised …

We have decided that given the current situation with covid-19, it would be very unwise to run the Swaledale Squeeze this year. The potential risks to participants and people that we know seem to be too great.

We have held back from opening bookings for the last couple of weeks to see how the situation develops, and we have now decided not to open them. Obviously people might have booked accommodation etc, and we’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused. Perhaps you would like to visit Swaledale anyway to support the community in the beautiful location that we make our home for a weekend every year. We will be using some of our reserves to pay the guest tutors in part, to try to help with their loss of earnings.

We’ll send the dates of next year’s squeeze and keep you posted with that.

Until then, I hope you stay safe and well.

Steven Bradley

ICA 2020 Annual Gathering and AGM is postponed

Due to the global virus outbreak and the temporary closure of the event venue, The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) in Hartlepool, our AGM event is postponed until a date in the future yet to be decided.  We apologise for this, and for any inconvenience to members.  The safety of our members, suppliers and the wider community has to be our first priority at this time.  We will keep members informed of any update by messages on the website, and by email.
Meanwhile, keep yourselves safe and enjoy your music!
With best wishes from your Committee,
Martin Henshaw (ICA MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY)

This year’s Scandinavian Squeeze-in is canceled

Hello everyone,

It is with great regret that I have to announce the cancellation of
SSI 2020, the Scandinavian Squeeze-In which would have been our 21st
annual gathering.

The reason should surprise no one; it’s the fallout from the
coronavirus pandemic.

Borders are closed.  Transportation is disrupted.  Gatherings of more
than 10 people — and that would include us — are forbidden.  That
situation is unlikely to change before the scheduled dates of our
Squeeze-In.  And even if it did, the way the virus spreads would leave
me fearful that our gathering could contribute to the spread.

There’s no point in simply postponing the SSI.  Once the various
restrictions are lifted, all sorts of other events that had to close
will be returning to compete for participants’ schedules.

Instead, I will now begin planning for SSI 2021, which will be held —
“as always” — on the last full weekend of April, i.e., April 23-25, 2021.

I hope that I will see many of you there… and maybe even before then.

In the meantime, I hope you will all remain healthy.

Sincerely,      /Jim Lucas

 

Internet Video Jukebox 22 with Paul Walker

INTERNET VIDEO JUKEBOX 22 Nov-19

        Curated by Paul Walker

Steve Taggart (concertina enthusiast extraordinaire) has unearthed lots of musical  goodies for us this month (enabling me to put my feet up!).

He writes:
“Paul, here’s a beautiful little waltz by Frederic Paris who, l believe, composed that other great tune “Le Canal en Octobre”: (Webmaster: Yes, indeed he did)

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Internet Video Jukebox 21 with Paul Walker

First, 2 links mentioned in the aricle on Matusewitch in this issue:

Gregory Matusewitch – Czardas by V. Monti [Provided to YouTube by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]

Contralto Vera Smirnova sings a two-part Potpourri of Russian Songs / Popurri iz Russkich piesen / Попурри изъ Русскихъ пъсенъ in this recording made in New York in June of 1927. The excellent accordion accompanist is unfortunately unidentified. From the original 78rpm disk

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Concertina World 478 – June 2019

Contents

1 Index  
2 Editorial  
3 Introduction new editors  
4 Minutes Annual General Meeting 2019 
10 Internet Video Jukebox 20 
12 cd reviews 
16 Halsway Manor 2019 reports of a concertina weekend 
21 Raphael Alexandrovich Sonnenberg: Concertina Virtuoso 
31 Raymond Chase: “Wizard of the Concertina” 
38 Jon McNamara Obituary 
40 Remembering Michael Perry

Contributors: Roger Gawley, Martin Henshaw, Paul McCann, Pauline de Snoo, Eric Matusewitch, Philip Wakefield, Adam Walker, Paul Walker, Tim Walker.

Music supplement separately folded in center. Contributions Michel van der Meiren and Alex Wade.

Photo cover: Brian Farrell Musician Cormac Begley provides music during a Dance Development Class as part of Leitrim Dance Week . Link for music: https://cormacbegley.bandcamp.com/album

Concertina World 477 – March 2019

Contents

1 Index
2 Editorial
3 Chairman Committee 
4 Annual General Meeting ICA  
5 Internet Video Jukebox 18  
7 The Concertina goes to the movies 
23 cd review 
26 Highs and lows of concertina playing 
30 London Borough English Traditional music session
31 Banding together winter weekend 
33 Remote learning of the concertina 
34 Concert in USA 
35 Book Review: The Ocean State  Songster 
38 Tunes from The Ocean Songster 
40 The Road to Peterloo 
41 Hawkwood Concertina Band 
42 Phil Hopkinson Obituary 
43 ICA AGM Agenda 2019 
44 New members in 2019

Contributors: Jenny Cox, Chris Drinkwater, Roger Gawley, Pau Hardy, Martin Henshaw, Paul McCann, Nick Hopkinson,  Eric Matusewitch, Helen Price, Otto Smith, John Sydenham, Paul Walker, Mike Wild.

Music included in the magazine on pages 38 and 39.