Thank you for joining the International Concertina Association.
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New members paying by PayPal will receive an immediate confirmation email from PayPal, followed by an email from the Membership Secretary confirming membership. Those paying by other means will also receive confirmation of membership from the Membership Secretary by email.
Currently, due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Welcome Pack is being sent by email and the membership card plus some extras through the normal post. After life returns to normal the option for the Welcome Pack may revert back to hard copy but that decision has not yet been made.
The cover of the special edition of Concertina World ‘The Build Structure and Nomenclature of a Traditionally Constructed Concertina’.
This was begun as an idea to write a “Concertina Parts for Dummies” to explain all the parts in the concertina since there are many larger and smaller parts in the instrument. When David Elliott was asked to check this and add to it, he offered to rewrite it as “Nomenclature”. This has become a very useful little manual.
As a professional engineer David has a lot of experience in technical writing and has been repairing and playing concertinas since he first inherited his great-uncle Harry’s concertina. Thus, David was the best person to have been asked.
This manual is part of the “Welcome Pack” for new members of the ICA.