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World Concertina Day 2024!

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The third annual World Concertina Day, sponsored once again by the International Concertina Association, will be on February 6, 2024, the anniversary of the birth of Sir Charles Wheatstone.  Since that date falls on a Tuesday, the ICA also welcomes activities on the weekends before and after that. 
We're hoping that everyone with an interest in the concertina will participate by organizing or taking part in an event in your local area or online, on February 6, 2024 or on a nearby date.

Some ideas:

  • Gatherings of concertina players
  • In-person or online public concert performances by concertina groups or individual performers.  Online events could be pre-recorded and posted online on the day
  • Events such as “concertina flash mobs” that lend themselves to social media publicity and local media interest
  • Live workshop events featuring concertinas
  • Local or national radio/TV interviews by concertina people
  • Display or demonstration of the concertina at your local museum, library or community center
  • Sharing a recording of yourself or telling your social media friends about your interest in the concertina
  • ….or anything else you can think of!  Lists of events and links to video, audio and articles from World Concertina Day 2022 and 2023 are still available online. 


We would be happy to use ICA’s communication channels to help you publicize your event.  We can also provide a World Concertina Day logo to use in your event publicity.  However, please note that the ICA cannot provide funding for your event or accept liability in connection with it.

If you would like to take part, have ideas, or would like to discuss any aspect of World Concertina Day, feel free to comment here or to contact ICA's World Concertina Day team at WCD@concertina.org.  More info about World Concertina Day 2024 is at https://concertina.org/world-concertina-day-2024 .

Edited by Daniel Hersh
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