Concertina.net is truly worldwide, thanks to the great efforts of Paul and Ken. While a majority of participants are probably in the UK and the USA, I know we have regulars across Europe, in Australia and heaven knows where else.
This month’s challenge: record and post something from your little corner of the world. You can define this broadly if you wish - ie tunes from your country - or get regionally specific.
So if you're in Ireland, what are people playing in your part of the country?
In the US, we have participants in New England, where contra dance music, both traditional and modern, is popular; here in the middle Atlantic states we have a strong connection to Appalachian Mountain fiddle traditions. I'll probably cook up a nice Southern breakdown or two.
Some of our Canadian friends might offer up some Québécois or Cape Bretton music from those rich bodies of music. French regional traditions are very distinctive and very cool, and I'm hoping we'll hear some of those. Ditto the Scandinavian countries. What are folks playing in Australia these days? I love modern Basque music; maybe we'll hear some of that. German music? Polish? Music from the West Indies? I'm eager to hear it all and maybe learn some new tunes.
You don't have to be an expert in any of these genres, you just have to love the music and want to share it!
Edited by Jim Besser, 01 February 2015 - 10:06 AM.