Category Archives: Obituaries

Michel Van Der Meiren

Michel Van der Meiren

Michel Van der Meiren

We greatly regret having to announce the death of Michel Van Der Meiren, the ICA webmaster.

Michel died suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack on March 24th 2020.

It was not coronavirus related.

Many ICA members will remember Michel from the Swaledale Squeeze where he was an enthusiastic participant.

A full obituary will appear in the next Concertina World.

No funeral arrangements are known at present. There is a website for condolences:

https://www.pues.be/condoleren/10485

Here are Michel, Pauline Snoo and Jeremy Hague playing Michel’s arrangements at Pauline’s house some years ago.

Jeremy, Michel and Pauline playing trio arrangements

Jon McNamara 8 July 1943 – 27 May 2019

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.

Rollo Woods musical celebration – 7th April 2018

Rollo Woods,  whose obituary is in the latest issue of CW,  was a very well know concertina player who died recently. There is to be a Musical celebration of his life:

ROLLO WOODS

A MUSICAL CELEBRATION

7TH APRIL 2018

3pm – 9pm

Music – dancing – food

at

SWANAGE SCHOOL

The High Street, Swanage BH19 2PH

For more details contact

Chris Pullen 07757 266119

Geoff Thorp passed away

Sadly one of ICA’s life members Geoff Thorp sadly passed away early last Monday morning whilst he and his wife Carol and their Spanish Language Group we in Spain on holiday.
He was a regular at the Kilve and Swaledale weekends and for many years ran the Friday and Saturday evening sessions at both venues.
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For further information please email martin_h@email.com