Mikefule Posted October 15, 2018 Share Posted October 15, 2018 The next meeting of Midlands Concertina Group will be from 13:00 to 17:00 on Saturday 10th November 2018 at: Arnold United Reformed Church Hall Calverton Road Arnold Nottingham NG5 8FQ The hall is directly opposite the entrance to Surgeys Lane. https://email@example.com,-1.123416,14.03z You don't need to be a member. You don't even need to be a concertina player. Anyone with an interest in concertinas is welcome. A typical meeting involves somewhere between 15 and 25 people, playing English, Anglo and duet concertinas. There are usually some unusual instruments such as baritones, piccolos, and even the occasional bass concertina or midi instrument. It is not unknown to find 50 or more concertinas in the room. Music played includes English, Irish and Scottish traditional tunes, arrangements of classical and choral music, self-penned tunes, show tunes, jazz — anything you can play, we'll listen to, and sometimes we'll join in. The usual format is similar to a folk club singaround: each musician plays a tune or medley. Occasionally, a duo or trio will play a set piece. Sometimes someone will sing and accompany themselves on the concertina. Now and again someone will do a step dance while someone plays. A few times, we have other instruments playing duets with concertina. There are no rules other than that the concertina needs to feature. At most meetings, everyone gets the opportunity to perform twice, but no one is obliged to perform at all. It's a great opportunity to hear what the concertina can do, and to show off what you've been practising. More experienced members are generous with their time showing you their instruments, explaining techniques and giving a few minutes' coaching or encouragement in the interval. Often someone will bring a simple piece for the group to work on together in a separate room during the interval. There's no charge to attend but voluntary contributions towards the cost of the hall and the refreshments are welcomed. (We meet at a church hall, but the group is not in any way connected to the church. Heathens welcome.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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