Concertinas in London town in General Concertina Discussion Posted April 2, 2009 Thanks for the info. The George Inn shindig sounds good. I aim to go there next week; I spend a lot of time in the Elephant and Castle (SE1) area so this is but a short walk away. I've found the George Inn session to be friendly to beginners whilst producing some brilliant music. A winning combination as far as I'm concerned! However, I still sit by the hurdy gurdies - so only I can hear what I'm playing See you there. Is it OK to go just to listen? I am far, far, far too shy a beginner to play in public but I am very keen to listen to others who can. So, can I just turn up to enjoy the noise others make? you should surely take your box everywhere -- just in case -- or it seems u will be condemned to pinging a triangle or jangling a bell -- as it seems are punters who come 'just to listen'.