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.
1 Index 2 Editorial 4 Chairman Committee 5 Players in Lincolnshire 6 Internet Video Jukebox 17 8 Folkworks Durham 2018 report 11 It’s all in the wrist action 12 Mick Bramich Interview 20 Banding Together 2018 impressions 21 Grading exams for concertina 23 Tune by Mick Bramich (see page 12) 24 Witney Supersqueeze
Inside cover: Winterweekend 2018 and March weekend 2019
cover: Mich Bramich
Pauline de Snoo, Roger Gawley, Paul McCann, Sarah James, Paul Walker, Phiip
1 Index 2 Editorial 3 Internet Video Jukebox 16 5 Central Scotland Concertina Group 6 Interview Dave Elliott 9 High Noon in Suffolk 12 An Irish Miscellany 14 Comment on article in Concertinajournal.com 18 Help asked in finding concertinaplayer Anne Baines 19 Reply to article by Pauline de Snoo in CW 473 25 2018 AGM Event 28 Minutes of the AGM 5 May 2018 36 Obituary Hilda Gibson
Bill Crossland, Roger Gawley, Jeremy Hague, Paul McCann, Göran Rahm, Andrew
Stevens, Paul Walker,
1 Index 2 Editorial 3 Internet Video Jukebox 15 5 Witney Supersqueeze 2017 7 Hawkwood Band January 2018 9 High Noon in Suffolk 10 Are physical problems like Tenosynovitis unavoidable when playing English Concertina? 14 CITES Regulations – a walk on the wild side…… 19 Hartlepool Folk Festival 2017 21 Errata 22 Jody Kruskal Interview 35 Obituaries Rollo Woods and John Beckett 37 Dick Miles Interview 43 AGM agenda and officer’s reports 50 New members in 2018 51 Recital by Eric Matusewitch 2017 52 AGM invitation
Contributors: Jill Beckett, Gwen Boyle, Julie Collett, Bill
Crossland, Pauline de Snoo, Jeremy Hague, Paul McCann, Martin Henshaw, Gill
Noppen-Spacie, Peter Rowlstone, Paul Walker, Owen Woods and Claire Wren.
Prof. MacCann – A Frangesa March (Concertina Solo, 1901. The first successful design for a Duet concertina was patented in 1884 by a young performer, “Professor” John Hill MacCann, who is most likely the person playing here.