Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK
To celebrate the 220th anniversary of the birth of Sir Charles Wheatstone, inventor of the English concertina, Sunday 6th February has been designated as the first-ever World Concertina Day.
As part of the celebrations, Kettle Bridge Concertinas are holding an Open Day event at Maidstone Museum. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Following the relaxing of the COVID-19 restrictions, we are mainly reverting to meeting up to play. Our regular sessions will now be as follows —
If you are interested in joining in with any of these, just get in touch with our secretary via our Contact Page.
Dave Elliott is an associate member of Kettle Bridge Concertinas and a thoroughly useful chap to know. He is an experienced repairer and restorer of traditionally constructed concertinas of all types — large bass through to piccolo — as well as miniature instruments, and all fingering systems.
He is very happy to provide individual advice, event clinics, or group workshops and is the author of 'The Concertina Maintenance Manual'.
For more information, visit his website at http://concertina-repair.org.uk/.
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We always welcome people getting in touch with us, whether to find out more about us, learning the concertina or pretty much anything!
N.B Until further notice, the Sunday practice sessions have reverted to Zoom. Contact Sue for details.Please note — next main practice date is Sun 23rd Jan 2022
We are hopeful that the events below will take place as scheduled but all are subject to whatever COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are in place at the time.
Sat 12th February 2022
Kettle Bridge Concertinas Drop-in Session at Maidstone Museum
World Concertina Day is being celebrated in February 2022 to mark the 220th birthday of Charles Wheatstone and the 70th birthday of the International Concertina Association. We will be marking the occasion by holding a drop-in session at Maidstone Museum, where people can come and learn a bit more about the concertina, listen to it being played and have a go on one of our club instruments.
We will be there from 10:30am to 3:00pm so do come along and see us. All are welcome!
Fri 18th to Sun 20th March 2022
WCCP Spring Workshop
Sun 12th June 2022
The SqueezEast Concertina Band Day has been provisionally booked for 12th June in the magnificent ballroom at Stamford Arts Centre, Lincolnshire. Visit their website for all the latest information.