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Herbert Greene

The following has been received from Peter B Green:

“My grandfather Herbert Greene played the concertina professionally and was quite well known in his day. He had a lifelong passion for it, especially the Wheatstone Duet and he played really well. I recently digitized some of his old recordings from tape and uploaded them to YouTube”.

Here is Peter’s playlist of the Herbert Greene recordings. 

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Calling All Duet players!!!


You are invited to submit original compositions or arrangements (of copyright-free material) for all systems of Duet concertina, for potential inclusion in a ‘Tutor + Anthology’ publication being compiled and edited by Iris Bishop. All arrangements from ‘nice & easy’ to more adventurous, complex arrangements are welcome for consideration.

Please submit any material (as jpg or pdf files) directly to Iris at:

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

ICA Concert and Workshop

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

ICA Ambassador Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne gave a 1-hour concert on his Facebook channel, sponsored by the ICA.

The concert was live on Sunday, December 6th at 4pm GMT. Click the link to see the recording of the concert.

We all know how live music has suffered this year.  This is why the ICA supported this concert, which is publicly available, and also commissioned a workshop (below) as a benefit to ICA members. 

Cohen would welcome contributions to his PayPal “tips box” (click the link to donate).

Additionally, Cohen has prepared an excellent all-systems concertina workshop which is available only to ICA members.

Join the ICA here to take advantage of this superb opportunity.

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ICA Membership and other registrations

Confusing as it may be, joining the ICA does not immediately give access to the members-only area of this website, The membership database is quite separate from the website, and not all members want or need an account on the website.

To add to the confusion, we also have a Register for logging member’s concertinas, which we hope will be useful in cases of theft or other insurance claims.

Hence there are several uses of the word ‘register’ on this site that may be leading to confusion.

There are ways of joining the ICA from here, ways of registering for an account on the site as well as a means of adding your instruments to the Concertina Register.

These are three separate things. If you wish to access the members-only items, you need to fulfil both membership and register separately on the website.