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
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.
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
It is with sadness that the ICA has to announce the passing of Jon McNamara on 27 May 2019.
Jon was ICA member since 1998. He for many years until 2016 chaired the committee of the ICA, edited and published many music supplements until 2014 and filled in with Concertina News when editor Gill Noppen-Spacie was ill.
He also edited and produced the PICA (Papers of the International Concertina Association) from 2004 until 2013 for Allan Atlas of which 10 issues were published.
The Vox Hunters “Golden Victory” Traditional ballad – this version was collected from Christina Henry in Providence in 1945 for the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection. Delightful Old Time from East coast USA.
First an exciting sneak preview of next spring’s planned tour on the Peterloo massacre. Featuring two concertina players and a melodeon squeezer (tho all are multi-instrumentalists). So plenty to interest CW readers:
Brian Peters – “Kersal Moor” Broadside ballad written in 1838 about the great Chartist meeting at Kersal Moor, Salford, set to a tune written by Brian. Live performance at the Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle, November 2018. The song features in ‘The Road to Peterloo’ concert performance featuring Brian Peters, Pete Coe and Laura Smyth.