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.
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Student 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
In March I will be a tutor at the West Country Concertina Player’s annual residential weekend at Kilve Court, Somerset. There will be some fantastic tutors and workshops, and there are still a couple of places left! For more information check the website http://www.thewccp.org
Hello! Welcome to my brand new website. Have a look around for information on my concertina playing and teaching activities. I’ll keep updating it with upcoming workshop dates, new videos and blogs.