In this part of the site we have links to the sites of members of the ICA. Some of the sites have a lot of information about concertinas and the people who play them, as you would expect. Others have nothing at all about concertinas, but are interesting anyway (concertina players are, by and large, an interesting bunch).

For your convenience, we have divided up the links into two sections: sites that are primarily about concertinas or have a high content of concertina-related material, and sites that have no or low concertina content. Have fun browsing around this lot!

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Concertina-related sites This is the successor of the website which also still extists but is no longer updated. the updates are now on this new website. It is also a successor for the previous magazine PICA (see elsewhere on this website) The Concertina Library: Digital Reference Collection for Concertinas : Documents for the study of English, Anglo, and Duet concertinas, including history, instruction books, sheet music, patents, technical papers, rare periodicals, and new research articles. A comprehensive free guide by fourteen leading concertina scholars, mostly ICA members. Developed by Robert Gaskins from his Maccann Duet web site. This is probably the most popular and comprehensive concertina site on the Net, including an online Discussion Forum. Built and maintained by Paul Schwartz. The home of the Concertina FAQ, maintained by ICA committee member Chris Timson – the second most popular concertina site on the Net! Home page of the very able Dutch English concertina player *and ICA Newsletter Editor) Pauline de Snoo. It describes her new tutor for the English concertina, which has been garnering some very favourable comment. Also from Pauline de Snoo, this site concentrates on tuition and other academic aspects of the concertina. Maker of the Geuns-Wakker concertinas, restoration of vintage concertinas, music publisher. These people have a long history of support for and involvement with the concertina. Web site for the well-known concertina repair guru Dave Elliott, which he is developing into a technical resource on concertinas.
Suttner Concertinas Jürgen Suttner – Hand Crafted Concertinas, located in Siegen, Germany Run by Neil Wayne, Free Reed is a long-standing name in the concertina world. Paul Hardy’s site has several pages about his Wheatstone, Lachenal, and Case English concertinas. Robert Gaskins’ MacCann Duet web site is now part of the Concertina Library (see above)
Other members’ sites Long standing ICA member Juliet Woodin makes beautiful fuchsia earrings inspired by visits to Ireland. Folk/acoustic trio, AJAR, based in Nottingham, includes long standing ICA member, Juliet Woodin. playing Jeffries C/G and Bb/F, and Wheatstone baritone Anglos. The web site for Stortfolk Music Club, a club in Bishops Stortford run by ICA committee member Jon McNamara. (dead link) Sally Keene also has a business selling unusual perennial plants Folkworks is an educational charity operating in the field of traditional music, dance and song. The organisation was formed in 1988 by Northumbrian musician and ICA president Alistair Anderson. Ferrette Morris is the first and so far only Morris side in France. Their band consists solely of ICA member Jonathan Taylor. ICA member Anne Gregson produces beautiful greetings cards. See them here. ICA member Jochen Riemer plays duet concertina, Chemnitzer concertina, guitar and ukelele as a member of the German folk band Hampelmuse. This site (in German) will tell you all about them. Arms Folk/workshps.html The webpage for the Saturday workshops organised by the Lewes Arms Folk Club which show a distinct concertina bias (hardly surprising with Bryan Creer’s involvement). The site for Charlotte Oliver’s Magic Lantern Show This is the web site for the band Pierrot, who include in their lineup ICA member Peter Barnard Sheffield City Giants – two processional Catalan Giants, belonging to the City of Sheffield, and representing War (the male) and Peace (the lady) whose band includes at least 3 concertina players – including Gill Noppen-Spacie, ICA Newsletter Editor. Spot them at Folk Festivals and community events both in the UK and overseas. At 15 feet tall these are no shrinking violets! The Traditional Arts Team organises activities in the Midlands relating to traditional storytelling, song and music. ICA member Pam Bishop is one of its founder members. Self-guided walking holidays in Mid Wales with guest house accommodation. Musicians particularly welcome – resident concertina, fiddle & hurdy gurdy players. Kettlebridge Clogs is a ladies’ Northwest Morris side. The band contains three concertina players, including John Wild (former ICA Treasurer).