Concertinas

“Why you NEED a Jeffries Concertina and how you can own a “

Agreed by most to be the Holy Grail of concertinas, the Jeffries Concertina continues to be the most sought after concer...

How to Care for your Concertina

Borne of a Victorian era mania for tiny machines, concertinas are intricate instruments with several delicate moving par...

Interview with Chris Algar of Barleycorn Concertinas

Chris Algar of Barleycorn Concertinas, the largest stockist of concertinas in the world, has been restoring and selling ...

How to Choose the Best Concertina for Traditional Irish Music

Which concertinas are suitable for Traditional Irish Music? The best concertina for playing Irish music is an Anglo 30 k...

Learn Your First Traditional Irish Reel in 4 Easy Steps

No experience necessary! There is a powerful trick to forming habits of which many of us are completely unaware. This bl...

Modern Day Traditional Irish Music Legends – Series

Welcome to our series featuring some of the best traditional Irish musicians alive today. We call them living legends! T...

Elizabeth Crotty – The Saviour of the Irish Concertina

In our most recent concertina blog we mentioned the name of Elizabeth Crotty, a torchbearer for Irish concertina-playing...

Why the Catastrophic Decline of Irish Concertina Playing 1930 –

As we learnt in the previous blog post, The Golden Age of Concertina Playing in Ireland, the concertina was viewed somew...

The Learning Curve – Anglo Concertina, Fiddle & Irish Flute

How easy is it to learn the Irish concertina, the fiddle and the Irish flute? We examine three very different traditiona...

General Tips on how Best to Learn Traditional Irish Music

By McNeela Instruments’ Guest Blogger – Caitlín Nic Gabhann © www.IrishConcertinaLessons.com Listen to Irish ...
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