Denise Martin's Concertina Page
Irish Tunes for English Concertina


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Denise with concertinaI play the ENGLISH concertina. It is built differently than the anglo in that there is only one note for each button (sounding the same on both push and draw), while the anglo has two differing notes depending on the push or draw.

Watch me play with the staff at Alaska Fiddle Camp 2006:

The anglo is more often used among traditional Irish players, but I enjoy playing my English instrument at sessions. My aim is to "blend" with other players and produce an acceptable adaptation of style.

I have produced a CD of Irish tunes on concertina:
The LAPTOP CD is available
  in Anchorge at:
Suzi's Woollies

The Keyboard Cache

Petr's Violin Shop

Anchorage Museum Gift Shop

or visit my
CD Page
for an order form

You can usually find me playing concertina every Thursday night at McGinley's Pub in Anchorage, where there's a great Irish session. I do play other styles of music on concertina: old-time fiddle and dance tunes, for example, though I mostly seek Irish tunes when I'm ready to add something new to my repertoire.
Denise at Afternoon in Ireland 2005

Useful Concertina links:
Great place to shop for and learn about concertinas
Digital reference collection for concertinas; a lot of history!
If you're into session playing, visit this site! Tunes galore, great forum and find an Irish session anywhere in the world

the button box
Shop in Massachussetts that specializes in accordian and concertina sales and repairs