We have a very small number of tickets available for members of the public to attend the tutors’ concert, as part of the WCCP Concertina Weekend. Please book in advance, as the event will be very busy.
MICHAEL HEBBERT, a Jeffries Duet player since 1958, has played in many different styles through Traditional English, Latin American, Klezmer, Playford and more. Besides busking in streets and pubs he has performed extensively with singer Andrew Frank and led workshops at many major festivals and events. He’s now working on new stuff with jazz singer Natasha Sutton-Williams.
New kid on the block COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE is a fine singer and player of the anglo concertina and melodeon, whose skill and experience belie his tender years. Nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2014 as a member of trio Granny’s Attic, Cohen received a nomination in his own right in the coveted Horizon Award category in 2018. Cohen has a style and approach deeply rooted in the traditions of the British Isles and regularly gives tuition linked to traditional music, both on a one-on-one basis and in group workshops.
ALEX WADE left Yorkshire to study music in Durham where she immersed herself in the rich folk traditions of the North East. Woodwind teacher by day, award-winning dance musician by night, Alex combines an innate understanding of traditional music with a wealth of teaching experience. She is excited to be venturing south to tutor the English players at Halsway!
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!