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WCCP Concertinas at Halsway

Friday 17 Mar 4pm — Sunday 19 Mar 4pm, 2023

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

  • Halsway Manor will not share your details with any third parties.


Full board per person (tuition, activities, all meals & accommodation):

  • £285– single ensuite room
  • £245– sharing an ensuite room
  • £245– single non-ensuite room
  • £195– sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (tuition, activities, all meals):

  • £185

Non Resident (tuition, activities, all meals except breakfast):

  • £175

Stay an extra night! Sunday supper, B&B: £50

We’re delighted to welcome West Country Concertina Players to Halsway Manor to host a packed concertina workshop weekend for intermediate / advanced level players of all systems. You do not need to be a member of WCCP to come (though you might consider joining them – it’s only £10 annually); the weekend is open to all. Though this is a popular weekend and priority will be given to WCCP members through an opportunity to book early.

Details of the tutor groups and programme will follow so watch this space! ‘Concertina Tinker’ Dave Elliott will once again be on-hand for small repairs.

There will be time to relax in the comfort of Halsway Manor, with evening playing sessions in the bar, plus an informal tutor’s concert on the Saturday evening. There’s also the option to stay an extra night and book for Sunday supper, B&B, the perfect time to relax and unwind after a busy weekend of music and socialising.

The Team

Claire Wren – Concertina Band tutor

Michael Jarry – English Tutor

Andy Turner Anglo Tutor

Andy Turner fell in love with traditional music in the late seventies, and has been performing it ever since. He is a fine singer of traditional songs, and a leading exponent of the anglo-concertina.Andy is a member of Oxfordshire group Magpie Lane and dance bands Geckoes, Chameleons and The Oxford NAGS. He performs solo, and in a duo with fiddle-player Mat Green. He has also worked with Chris Wood, the Oyster Band and the Mellstock Band.

Gilbert Carrère (also known as Paul Sath) Duet Tutor

Gilbert lives in France and is a superb MacCann duet player with a lively French style.