This year’s Scandinavian Squeeze-In takes place April 24-26, 2020 in the village of Torna-Hällestad in southern Sweden (near Copenhagen, not Stockholm)
Neither a school nor a festival, but a weekend of squeezers sharing with and learning from each other.
Our web site is: www.nonce.dk/SSI.
What we do
Our concept is an informal and relaxed weekend where both expert and less-experienced squeezers can exchange tunes, techniques, and other knowledge, or just enjoy playing together.
There are no designated instructors or “performers”. Instead, when everyone gathers on Friday evening we will compose a workshop schedule depending on what the participants want to learn and who has expertise to share. Example themes could include techniques for song accompaniment, comparing the advantages of various melodeon and anglo layouts, regional Swedish folk tunes, hints for beginners, chords and harmonies, Irish on the English, instrument repair, or anything else that interests us.
Our main focus is “squeezeboxes” of all sorts, i.e., the various forms of concertina and accordion. But other instruments are also welcome, so please bring your bouzouki, bagpipe, bones, bassoon, or whatever. And if anyone wants to learn about concertinas or their relatives but doesn’t have an instrument, there will undoubtedly be something to borrow.
Those who don’t play a squeezebox or even any musical instrument are also welcome, as long as they don’t mind our own obsession. The surroundings include some lovely places to walk, in particular the unique Troll Wood, or “twisted forest”.
More info and how to subscribe, go to www.nonce.dk/SSI and in the left navigation, click on “Practical Details”.