ICA annual general meeting 2011



In the morning there will be an all-systems concertina workshop with the American virtuoso Jody Kruskal, with a discount for ICA members.

In the evening Jody is the guest performer at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club. Everyone is welcome (£6 entrance) and there will be opportunities for anyone who wishes to perform a couple of tunes or songs.

Friday evening: Tunes session with Spare Parts Concertinas
On the evening of Friday 28th. October from 8.00 p.m. onwards, there will be a chance to meet other ICA members and play some music in the Elephant & Castle’s fine club-room. The Spare Parts Concertina Band will bring some three-part arrangements of British dance tunes for people to try, and will lead a general tunes session. The pub doesn’t serve food on a Friday night, but people will be welcome to bring take-away meals in on this occasion.

Jody Kruskal: All-Systems Concertina Workshop: Contra Dance & Beyond
Saturday 29th. October 2011
10.00 a.m.- 12.30 a.m.
Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ
Places £15 (£10 for International Concertina Association members)

Jody Kruskal (http://jodykruskal.com) is an Anglo concertina virtuoso from the USA with a joyful, energetic & distinctive style; he’s a master of American contra dance, old-time and music-hall. He’s a fine singer. He writes stonkingly good tunes, too. In this workshop he will help players of any system to get that special drive & stomp. Music will be available in advance as dots and as sound files.

In the evening Jody Kruskal performs at the Elephant & Castle (£6)
Floor singers & players are welcome.