Concertina Concert – 16th April

On Saturday 16th April, the International Concertina Association will hold their AGM in Newcastle. In the morning there will be a workshop led by concertina maestro Alistair Anderson at the Ouseburn Farm. In the evening Alistair will give a concert at St. Silas Church in Byker, featuring the award winning dance team Star and Shadow Rapper, and me! It looks set to be a great day.

Alistair poster

For more information or to book tickets contact secretary@concertina.org

Back to School

 

website photoStudent concertinas all packed up and ready to start a new primary school concertina teaching project. This will be the fourth year I have taught the English concertina to Y4 pupils in Peterlee, County Durham.

 

Here is an article I wrote about the project in 2015 for the ICA magazine.

10 children, 10 weeks, 10….CONCERTINAS!

On a drizzly Thursday morning in Peterlee, East Durham, I am sat with 10 triumphant Y4 students who have just completed their debut performance for the rest of their year group, playing the English concertina. The concert was the culmination of a 10 week teaching project in Howletch Lane Primary School, where I led weekly sessions with the 8 and 9 year olds. Continue reading