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Kettle Bridge Concertinas

Concertina group based in Maidstone, Kent, UK

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You have to start somewhere

Learner One of the main reasons that Kettle Bridge Concertinas was formed was to encourage new players to take up the concertina. Well, I am pleased to report that we currently have a very enthusiastic set of beginners who are starting to appreciate the joys of playing our favourite instrument.

Our learners have a great variety of previous musical experience ranging from accomplished musicians who want to try a new instrument to those who could not read music at all but fancy a new challenge. Our beginners groups cater for all levels of experience and ability, and teach all the necessary technical skills to get to grips with a concertina.

The sessions are always great fun and a good way to meet new people while developing a new skill. So if you fancy giving it a go, just visit our Contact Page and drop us an email. We would love to hear from you.

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Please note — next main practice date is Sun 20th Oct 2019
Next beginners’ practice date is Mon 28th Oct 2019

Diary


Sat 19th October 2019

Pressing the Buttons

The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust one day workshop entitled Pressing the Buttons will be taking place on 19th October. There will be sessions covering English Concertina (Basic / Improver), Anglo Concertina (all standards) and Melodeon (one for Basic / Improver, one for Intermediate).

Click here for more details.


Sat 2nd November 2019

Workshop with Alex Wade

Alex Wade The well-known English concertina player and teacher Alex Wade will be holding an all-day workshop for our members. This will be a great opportunity for us to learn from one of the leading experts in the concertina world.


Fri 15th to Sun 17th November 2019

Witney Supersqueeze

Dave Townsend will be running another weekend music course for concertinas, melodeons and accordions at the Henry Box School in Witney which is just west of Oxford.

Click here for more details.


Fri 6th December 2019

Loose Court Care Home

We will be at Loose Court Care Home in Rushmead Drive to play Christmas music for the residents, starting at 2:00pm.


Sat 7th December 2019

Whitstable Castle Christmas Fair

We will be playing at the Whitstable Castle Christmas Fair so come along and join in the fun.

More details will be available nearer the time.


Tue 10th December 2019

Capel Grange Care Home

We will be playing Christmas songs at Capel Grange Care Home in Whetstead, Five Oak Green for the residents, starting at 2:30pm.


Thu 12th December 2019

Christmas Busking at Royal Star Arcade

Royal Star Arcade

Come and see us at Royal Star Arcade, near the top of the High Street in Maidstone, where we will be playing Christmas music from 11:00am to 2:00pm.


Thu 19th December 2019

Christmas Busking at Royal Star Arcade

Royal Star Arcade

Come and see us at Royal Star Arcade, near the top of the High Street in Maidstone, where we will be playing Christmas music from 11:00am to 2:00pm.