Papers of the International Concertina Association (PICA)

Papers of the International Concertina Association (PICA) was a peer-reviewed journal, published from 2004 to 2013 by the International Concertina Association (ICA) and the Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments (CSFRI), a member of the Barry S. Brook Center for Musical Research and Documentation) of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

PICA published articles on all aspects of the concertina: the development and history of the instrument; its sociology, iconography, repertories, and performance practices; biographies of concertinists; etc. It also included reviews of books and CDs, as well as notes about important concertina-related events.

ISSN 1744-7356 (Print)
ISSN 1744-7364 (Online)

PICA is indexed in rilmAbstracts and is digitally available in the library of this website:

PICA ceased publication of new issues with the retirement of its editor Allan Atlas. You can read more about that in Concertina World Magazine 458, June 2014, starting on page 4.

The follow-up to PICA: The Concertina Journal is now online.