Monthly Archives: January 2010

Tune: Ninety Three Not Out (Will Atkinson)

I discovered this wonderful morris tune in the Concertina World Music Supplement 435. This supplement is almost entirely dedicated to the music of William Atkinson, born at Crookham, Northumberland in 1908. He died in 2003, after spending great many years in the company of Alistair Anderson.
One of the most known compositions of Mr. Atkinson is the Glen Aln Hornpipe. Ninety Three Not Out is a morris tune, so a lot slower than a jig. As a beginner on the English concertina, I quickly found out that the notes come out incredibly naturally. In fact, it’s very hard to stop playing it once you’ve started. The chords on this sheet come from the accordeon player of the Belgian folk trio (fiddle, accordeon, bass) I play double bass in.

Download the .pdf file of the tune.

Happy playing.

Chiltinas Concertina Group update

These are the current Chiltina dates:

The Chiltinas Concertina Group is a young organisation (April 1997) – providing a meeting point for players of the concertina in Bedfordshire, East of England. The Group’s aims are:

  • To learn to play the concertina better;
  • To learn to play from music;
  • To learn to play “by ear” and to accompany singers and songs;
  • To learn to play along with other people;
  • To learn to get along in sessions.

The group meets once a month usually on the second or third Sunday from about 2.00pm-6.00pm. Interested concertina players should contact for further information or view website.

Meeting venue: St Marys Church Hall, Maulden, Beds.

Publications: The Chiltina Clarion.

A new year for the International Concertina Association

We mainly represent three types of concertina. English, Anglo and Duet. It is our intention to continuously improve the service to our members, for which we have several new enthousiastic committee members.

Jeremy Hague has taken up the task of Librarian, indexing and making digital copies of our vast collection of sheet music. This music is available to all our members. Just sent your requests to Michel Van der Meiren, a fresh English concertina player from Belgium, is made responsible for the ICA website. Martin Henshaw is added as the Membership Secretary, managing the memberships together with Suzanne Higgins.

We are an organisation for members but also of members. Therefore we hope that you will squeeze along with us. That you will continue to provide us with interesting tips and material for research and publication in all of our publications: Concertina World Magazine (Pauline de Snoo) and Music Supplement (Jon McNamara), PICA and the website.

Happy Squeezing.

UK annual events

Concertinas at Witney

Organizer: Hands On Music Weekends

P.O. BOX 1162, East Oxford D.O., OX4 4WS
Tel.: 01865 714778
Fax: 01865 749428

Always the last w/e in September, this year: September 25th and 26th 2010 (maybe with a dotty session run by the ICA on the 24th!), Witney, Oxfords., UK. Two days of non-residential workshops for “all” levels of concertina players.

Swaledale Squeeze

Organizer: Jane Edwards
Jane Edwards, “Turning Tide”, 1 Coast, Achnasheen, Ross-shire, IV22 2LR Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 1445-781225

Annual Swaledale Squeeze 14 – 16 May 2010 at Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel, Grinton, Swaledale, N. Yorks. Partners welcome.

Concertina Band Weekend

Organizer: Jenny Cox

Concertina Band at Hawkwood. For experienced players. Musical Director Steve Ellis.

Arran Concertina Event

Organizer: Samantha Boorer

Isle of Arran, N. Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. Informal get-together with ad hoc organized workshops.

Contents Concertina World 444, December 2009

 1 Index
 2 Editorial
 3 A bit of Victorian Humor
 7 Interview Iris Bishop
11 Durham Summerschool
12 Hawkwood Concertina, the Making of
13 Cd review
16 Poem
17 Ramble 6
20 Whitby review
23 Concertina Ergonomics
28 Web’s Wonders
30 My University Music Course
32 Letters to the editor
34 Minutes AGM and Reports
48 Survey
49 In memoriam David Lee
50 Concertinas for sale and wanted

Contents Concertina World 443, June 2009

 1 Index                                                                            
 2 Editorial                                   
 3 The chairman’s view
 5 Ricardo Teruel
 8 Kilve weekend  
12 German Concertina Weekend   
13 Repair Corner
14 Cd review
15 Anglo History Musings
20 Don’t squeeze alone
22 Music for Carol Concerts
23 Swaledale Squeeze
25 Rita Cavanagh
27 Web’s Wonders
28 My University Music Course
30 Errata
31 Concertina Ergonomics
36 Letters to the editor

Contents Concertina World 442, March 2009

 1 Index                
 2 Editorial  
 3 Words from the chairman
 5 Interview Michael Hebbert
 6 Hawkwood Concertina Band  
10 Repair Corner  
13 Cd review
15 2009 An Anniversary Year
18 Cd reviews
20 Ramble 5
22 Concertina Ergonomics 5
28 Carol Concert in Ampthill
29 Lewes Arms Folk Club
30 My University Music Course
31 Swaledale Squeeze
32 Web’s Wonders
34 Concertina Chat
37 Letters to the editor