ICA membership: 1 January to 31 December of each year

New members will receive a Welcome Pack comprising a Welcome Letter, membership card and some past issues of Concertina World and Music Supplement (in hard copy form whilst available) including the special edition of Concertina World ‘The Build Structure and Nomenclature of a Traditionally Constructed Concertina’. See here.

Note that if you are joining in order to create a member account on this website, there will be a delay of a day or two before your concertina.org account goes live.

Join or renew online

Select your membership type, e.g. Ordinary Membership, U.K. Resident, £20. then click on “Subscribe” and follow the instructions. Please add your full name and address when paying online.

(Our online payments are handled by PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account. PayPal will take Credit/Debit card payments).

Ordinary (Single Person) Membership

Family, Club or Corporate Membership

Junior Membership

Join or renew via email or postal mail

To use this application form you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar PDF reader software.

You can email the completed form to membership@concertina.org.

Alternatively you can print off the downloaded form, complete it by hand and post it to the Membership Secretary at the address on the form.

We have experienced problems with some UK members writing out cheques to the “ICA” despite the latest application and renewal forms saying they should write “International Concertina Association” in full. Please note that cheques must be made out to International Concertina Association.

New members will receive a Welcome Pack comprising a Welcome Letter, membership card and some past issues of Concertina World and Music Supplement (in hard copy form whilst available).

Any new member not receiving an acknowledgement within six weeks following payment please contact the Membership Secretary via email at membership@concertina.org or by post, quoting the payment date, payment method, payment reference number, amount paid in English pounds, membership type and residence (e.g. Ordinary Membership, USA Resident) and full name and address.

UK membership joining/renewal

UK members please note: the ICA prefers payment by standing orders, online bank transfers or cheques in that order.

If you pay by standing order please make an immediate one-off payment followed by annual payments starting on the first day of the following year and ascertain that we receive your full name, address and if possible membership number (see below). The bank does not automatically provide this information. The ICA bank account details are on this web page (below).

All members joining or renewing membership by standing order or by electronic means such as online transfer (but not PayPal) please contact the Membership Secretary via email at membership@concertina.org or by post quoting the payment date, payment method, payment reference number, amount paid in English pounds, membership type and residence (e.g. Ordinary Membership, UK Resident), email and full postal addresses. This is currently the only way the ICA has of reliably knowing who has paid in this way. Emails please have as the subject: ICA Subscription for “Year” – “Your Name”.

Non-UK members joining/renewal

Non UK members can subscribe online above via PayPal.

Select your membership type, e.g. Ordinary Membership, USA Resident then click on “Subscribe” and follow the instructions. Please add your full name and address when paying online. If you do use another means of payment then see above regarding informing the Membership Secretary of it.

Confirmation of payment

Renewals
Those renewing online will receive an immediate confirmation email from PayPal (which handles our payments). Those renewing by other forms of payment will have confirmation only through their own bank statements and will not receive an email from the ICA unless specifically requested, and then it could take up to six weeks as the ICA only gets monthly bank statements.

New Members
New members paying online will receive an immediate confirmation email from PayPal, followed shortly by an email from the Membership Secretary confirming membership. Those paying by other means will receive confirmation of membership only after a completed application form has been received by the Membership Secretary along with evidence of payment either by email or post at the address given on this website under the Contact heading at the top of the home page.

ICA Bank Account Details

Barclays Bank, Saffron Walden Business Centre, Market Place, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HR, UK.
Sort Code: 20-74-05
Account No: 10514489
IBAN: GB13 BARC 2074 0510 5144 89
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22

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.