Hi - I've played the English Concertina since I was a boy, with my father Alan and late Grandfather Herbert both keen players. My grandfather played in the Derwent Trio with Wilfred Pearce and Reuben Shaw in the 1960's and 1970's. While I didn't play regularly for a number of years, I'm back practicising again and enjoy learning 'top tips' from C.Net members. I 've also enjoyed attending the Midland Concertina Group recently too.
My granddad gave me a Wheatstone concertina as a 21st birthday present and I've recently added to my collection with an Edeophone and an Aeola, both tenor trebles. I mainly play classical and Henry Stanley concertina arrangements from dad's music collection.
In November 2009 I became the librarian of the International Concertina Association, so if you're looking for interesting music to play, please join the ICA and get in touch!