We ran beginners Anglo and English concertina workshops and performed at FolkEast again this year. The workshops were very popular and participants enjoyed learning a simple tune, despite most never having played a concertina before.
The workshop was followed by a performance, by SqueezEast, of some concertina band arrangments. We played treble, baritone, bass and miniature instruments. The audience enjoyed listening to the tunes and we were pleased with our applause.
Turn on (and off) each player in turn to hear the tunes we performed.
The Shrewsbury Waltz - Traditional Arranged by John Kirkpatrick
James Higgins Jig & The Fox Hunter Arranged by Paul Burgess
Men of Harlech - Welsh Traditional Arranged for single concertina by Charles Roylance
Adapted for 4 part band by Sharon Pointeer
Willafjord - Shetland Traditional Arranged by Derek Hobbs
Hector the Hero by J Scott Skinner Adapted for concertina band by Paul Barrett
William Giles Quadrille/Les Lanciers by Felix Yaniewicz Arranged by Dave Townsend
Trenches Medley Arranged by Sharon Pointeer
La Cumparsita by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez Embellished by SqueezEast Concertinas