Sean M Posted November 23, 2020 Share Posted November 23, 2020 I was watching this video that has probably been posted here several times but one thing they mentioned really stuck out to me. The video seems to have been recorded in 1961 and shows a concertina factory in England. At one point they say: Quote It is a sad fact that concertina has declined in popularity since the inception of the accordion. Only in America, it seems, is it still rarely regarded as a serious instrument. I was wondering if anyone could tell me any more about this. I've heard of concertinas becoming less popular due to popularity of accordions in the post-WWII era but I don't know anything about concertinas really having any history in the USA. Is there a certain region or style of music in which they were still "regarded as a serious instrument" during that time? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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