12. The Internet

This list is not exhaustive and I would welcome further information.

The International Concertina Association has an active mailing list, but
this is restricted to its members only. 

Anglo Concertina                Excellent page produced by Dave Glenn.
                                Good info (and one or two inaccuracies)
                                and diagrams and some very useful hints
                                on how to finger various keys on the anglo.

Anglo Concertina                One of the world's foremost scholars
                                of the concertina, and a fine anglo player
                                to boot, Dan Worrall, has created this site
                                to give easy access to much of his work. You'll
                                find downloads on topics like "The Anglo
                                Concertina Music of William Kimber" and "The 
                                Concertina at Sea". An excellent site.

Arthur Dulay                    A site about this British composer and
                                pianist that has, halfway down the front
                                page, four wonderful recordings of the
                                great English concertina player Alf

The Attic Tapes                 A site about the original "useful man to know",
                                Ralph Jordan, who among his many accomplish-
                                ments can count superb playing of the MacCann
                                duet. You will find tunes from his latest CD
                                here too.

Boermusiek Konsertina           Some very interesting pages about the
                                concertina as played by the Boer community of
                                South Africa, maintained by Sean Minnie. Well
                                worth a read.

Chemnitzer FAQ                  Created by Ted Kloba, this site is a good
                                starting point for people interested in
                                the Chemnitzer concertina.

Concertina.net                  New name (formerly Anglo Concertina Resources)
                                and new address for a fine site. Good photos,
                                info, links and interviews with Herrington and
                                Suttner, and a message board. What more could
                                you want?

Concertina                      Descriptions of three anglo concertinas owned by
                                Bob DeVellis - A Jeffries, a Lachenal and a
                                Dipper. Beautifully photograped and written, I
                                like to look in on this since this particular
                                Lachenal was the first concertina I ever
Concertina!                     Maintained by Toby Koosman, contains
                                links to many sites of direct and
                                peripheral interest to concertina

Concertina Academy              Concertina-Academy offers (it says):
                                -   Concertina tutors with cd
                                -   Preparation for grading exams on concertina
                                -   Lessons by a qualified teacher
                                -   Encourages composers to write new pieces
                                -   Publishes cd's and dvd's
                                -   Organizes and/or gives workshops, lectures
                                    and concerts.
                                Well done Pauline de Snoo!

Concertina and Melodeon in Australia
                                Part of the web site for the Australian Folklore Unit
                                this web site puts Australian concertina playing
                                into the context of Australian folk music and its

Concertina FAQ                  This FAQ in HTML format with

Concertina FAQ in Japanese      This FAQ lovingly translated into Japanese
                                by Takayuki Yagi, to whom I am eternally grateful. 

Concertina History              An article written by Neil Wayne for the Galpin
                                Society and profusely illustrated. A must for
                                the budding concertina guru. Converted to HTML by the
                                UK Anglo player Howard Mitchell.

Concertina Library              A very impressive site by committed
                                concertina historian Bob Gaskins and descended
                                from his earlier sites, this must now count as
                                one of the major resources on the web for players
                                and scholars alike. Described as a "Digital Reference
                                Collection for Concertinas", the range of material
                                available is breathtaking.                                

ConcertinaMusic.com             A site dedicated to the Chemnitzer
                                concertina, with many resources for
                                this instrument and stacks of free
                                sheet music notated for the Chemnitzer.

Concertina Playing              Alan Day' anglo tutor, with many mp3's of tunes
                                played by Alan, together with spoken explanations.

Concertina Spares               An excellent idea from the concertina
                                repairer David Leese - as the name says
                                it's an online site for concertina spares,
                                from pads and springs right up to bellows.
Konzertina.org                  A site devised by Martin Doering and
                                dedicated to the concertina.
                                The site is solely in German                                   

Don Nichols Home Page           Very knowledgeable gentleman when it
                                comes to the interiors of concertinas,
                                his home page has some fascinating
                                info and diagrams. Propbaly the first ever
                                web site for the concertina, this site is 
                                part of the history of the concertina on the net.

Hayden Duet Concertina Page     As its name says, a site created by
                                Jack J Wohr particularly for this
                                most rational of duet concertinas.

The Irish Concertina            A site devoted to Irish music 
                                played on the concertina. Refreshingly 
                                it is completely agnostic about the
                                system of concertina. The site looks to
                                have a lot of potential.

Hayden Concertina mailing List  Also maintained by Jack Wohr, this 
                                mailing list is intended specifically
                                for players of the Hayden concertina.
                                To subscribe send a blank email to

Le Concertina                   A site by Gilbert Carrère all about
                                the concertina in France.

Le concertina anglo Irish en France
                                A very comprehensive site in French
                                dedicated to playing the anglo for
                                Irish music.

The MacCann Duet Concertina     Now just redirects to
                                The Concertina Library at www.concertina.com

Playing the Anglo Concertina in Bush Music Style
                                This site provides a basic tutor for
                                the anglo concertina, plus a superb
                                collection of Australian bush tunes,
                                each annotated with comments and
                                suggestions for the anglo player.

Squeezebox mailing list         Formerly the Accordion mailing list.
                                Has a 2-way gateway with the squeezebox
                                news group (see below). To  subscribe,
                                send an email to
                                or online at

rec.music.makers.squeezebox     Also formerly the Accordion mailing
                                list! Covers all aspects of free reed
                                instruments including the concertina.
                                A very friendly, helpful and welcoming
                                community of players.

Steve Litwin's Home Page        Steve is the polka editor of the
                                Polish American Journal, and
                                Chemnitzer concertina player. He has
                                assembled some good stuff about this

Tissage et Concertina           A site by Gilbert Carrère about his twin
                                preoccupations, weaving and concertina.
                                The real pleasure of this site is in the
                                many scored arrangements for English and
                                duet concertina, accompanied in some cases
                                by recordings you can download and listen to.

Virtual Wheatstone Concertina   This Flash demo takes a few seconds
                                to load on a modem, but once it
                                arrives it shows a very elegant
                                Victorian Wheatstone English
                                concertina which you can play with
                                your mouse. No, really!

Wheatstone Concertina Ledgers   The beginnings of what will be a superb
                                online resource for anyone interested
                                in the history of the concertina. Already
                                has digitised images of every page of the
                                Wheatstone concertina ledgers from the
                                Dickinson archives, and the Wayne Archives
                                are in process of being digitised as well.
Writings - John Kirkpatrick     John Kirkpatrick ("The Guv'nor") has
                                within his site three articles on how
                                to play the anglo. Links to them are
                                on this page. Look at the rest of the
                                site while you're there.
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