Jump to content

Concertina in Georgia ?


Recommended Posts

Hello !

While searching for Georgian miniature accordions, I found this website which shows 2 concertina photos and describes them as a Georgian folk instrument !!!

The concertina is at the back of the page :

http://www.hangebi.ge/photo_gallery.htm

Any informations about what this could be ?

The bellows look "home-made", whereas the ends are like a Wheatstone or a Lachenal...

P.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello !

While searching for Georgian miniature accordions, I found this website which shows 2 concertina photos and describes them as a Georgian folk instrument !!!

The concertina is at the back of the page :

http://www.hangebi.ge/photo_gallery.htm

Any informations about what this could be ?

The bellows look "home-made", whereas the ends are like a Wheatstone or a Lachenal...

P.

 

Here is the same page in English. A little nosing around turned up very little information beyond this description from the same website (though for some reason I couldn't get to it by just clicking on a picture--instead, I got to both from a Google search by the instrument name): "Tsiko-tsiko came to Georgia from Europe in the mid-1830s. Tsiko-tsiko mainly accompanies dances." Judging by the pictures, I'd guess that "tsiko-tsiko" is the small Georgian accordion you were looking for (so you presumably knew that much already), but that the concertina falls under the same umbrella. The question of whether that's a recent development or concertinas (these are both English, I think, though the ends of the first one aren't really visible) arrived in Georgia along with accordions I will have to leave to those who know (as opposed to those who guess, like me).

 

jdms

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...