Join us for a popular evening concert from tutors of the WCCP Concertina weekend.
West Country Concertina Players are a Club of friendly concertina enthusiasts formed in 1983 and one of very few teaching clubs in the country. They are joined by guests:
Brian Peters A true all-rounder Brian is on the one hand a passionate singer and on the other a multi-
Tim Laycock has been playing and singing at folk clubs and festivals for over 25 years using mainly the concertina, melodeon or guitar as accompaniment. He has a vast repertoire of traditional songs and his own compositions are inspired by his native county Dorset, giving them a West Country flavour.
Sandra Kerr’s long and distinguished career in folk needs no introduction. She is a multi-instrumentalist and performer playing guitar, dulcimer, autoharp and the English concertina. She is a popular tutor of the concertina at gatherings including the ‘Swaledale Squeeze’ and ‘Concertinas At Whitney’, and twice at the National Folk Festival Easter School in Canberra. She also teaches on Newcastle University’s degree course in Folk and Traditional Music.
Claire Wren has been running concertina band workshops for over 25 years. She has written extensively for concertina band and smaller ensembles. Claire is the Musical Director of Banding Together and also directs her own concertina band “J25”. Claire’s favourite pastime is rehearsal!Book now