Concertina Workshop Now out of print but Tutor for the English Concertina excellent if you can by Alistair Anderson get it. Folk oriented. Topic Records Ltd Accompanying record 27 Nassington Road used to be available, but London NW3 2TX not necessary.(Authorised) England photocopies available from Andy's Front Hall, Voorheesville, NY The Concertina: A handbook and I do not have an address, tutor for beginners on the but it should be obtainable English concertina from Hobgoblin. Classically by Frank Butler oriented. Recommended Oak Publications by those who've seen it. The Concise English Concertina A tutor with a folk emphasis ( by Dick Miles and some amazing photographs) Cooragurteen by a man with a long Ballydehob history as a performer. Well Co. Cork produced and very clear. Eire (See below for Song Accomp- animent for English Concertina). www.dickmiles.com/mybooks.htm Conquering the Concertina Another new tutor, this time by Les Branchett with a much more mainstream Sherborne House Publications approach to music. Also well 25 Spa Road produced and clear, would Gloucester GL1 1UY suit people with wide musical England horizons. English Concertina Course From almost no tutors to by Pauline de Snoo several very good ones, the Goudenregenstraat 5 tutor scene for the English 5482 CW Schijndel concertina has improved out Netherlands of all recognition. This one Pauline de Snoo is by a fine Dutch player and includes a CD for £15, $25 or €25. Handbook for English Concertina Specifically aimed at by Roger Watson the Hohner concertina, Wise Publications but applicable to other Distrib. by Music Sales Ltd makes. Rather perfunctory 8/9 Frith Street but covers the essentials. London W1V 5TZ England Song Accompaniment for English Concertina I have not seen this yet, but by Dick Miles it is a follow up to his good Cooragurteen Concise English Concertina so Ballydehob the signs are promising. The Co. Cork web site gives more information:- Eire www.dickmiles.com/mybooks.htm
The Anglo Concertina Demystified This is still in print, by Bertram Levy and is excellent. Comes Front Hall Enterprises, Inc with two cassettes. Voorheesville, New York Distributed in UK by C & R Dipper West End House High Street Heytesbury Warminster BA12 0EA England The Anglo Concertina Subtitled A Handbook of by Frank Edgley Tunes and Methods for Irish 2346 Meldrum Traditional Music, this Windsor tutor is accompanied by a CD Ontario N8W 4E4 of the tunes, and is written Canada by a man who can both play Phone (519) 948-9149 and build anglos very well. Anglo Concertina Tutorial Contact Alan direct for by Alan Day details of how to obtain his well regarded (and free!) tutorial. It is also online here (go to the bottom of the directory listing). The Irish Concertina Published this year (1996), by Mick Bramich an excellent tutor for the ISBN 1 899512 25 X C/G Anglo in the Irish Dave Mallinson Publication style. Optional cassette 3 East View of tunes. Moorside Cleckheaton West Yorkshire BD19 6LD England Phone 01274 876388 Handbook for Anglo-Chromatic Concertina Specifically aimed at by Roger Watson the Hohner concertina, Wise Publications but applicable to other Distrib. by Music Sales Ltd makes. A bit perfunctory 8/9 Frith Street but covers the essentials. London W1V 5TZ Good chord list. England First Steps Concertina Anglo-Chromatic Still in print, but in International Music Publications attitude seems from an Southend Road earlier age. Classically Woodford Green oriented. Essex IG8 8HN England
Salvation Army Tutor for This is no longer avail- Triumph (Crane) Duet Concertina able in print anywhere, but Michael Leitch-Devlin has turned it into a PDF and I have made it available here. It's a 12Mb file, though!
Concertina Maintenance Manual Massively useful repair manual,The following books are available from House of Musical Traditions (see section 9) and are almost certainly available elsewhere. I have not seen them myself and would be grateful for feedback on them. I quote from HMT:
by David Elliott especially for concertinas
ISBN 1 899512 67 5 of "English" construction.
Dave Mallinson Publication
3 East View
West Yorkshire BD19 6LD
Phone 01274 876388 Marches 4 Concertinas 20 marches arranged in four arr. Clifford Bevan parts for concertina group Piccolo Press The tunes range from easy E-mail to intermediate in standard. It is based on Cliff Bevan's well-known Marches 4 Brass.
Best Concertina Method Yet - Bob Kal, for 20 button Anglo $8.95 Concertina & How to Play It - Paul DeVille, 79 pp, 264 tunes for 20 button Anglo $6.95 Concertina Book - Frank Converse, 52 pp, 49 tunes English Concertina & an Introduction to Music - Oliver Heatwole, 63 pp, includes useful fingering charts and reed diagrams for 48 key Italian made instruments in treble, tenor, and baritone ranges $4.00 Handbook of the Concertina - Fred Quann, 75 pp, repair book for all concertinas $13.95In parentheses, if you are in Holland and play the English concertina, you might like to know that the instrument is taught in three music schools. FFI contact Wim Wakker of The Concertina Connection.