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Concertina Concert

Saturday 14 Mar 8pm–10pm, 2020

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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-instrumentalist acknowledged as one of England’s leading exponents of the anglo concertina and melodeon (button accordion). Having begun his career in the folk clubs of England, he’s taken his music to stages all over the world, touring regularly in America, Europe and Australia. US folk music magazine Dirty Linen described him as “one of the very best performers in the field of English traditional song and music”.

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.

 

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