Northeast Concertina Workshop
April 13th, 2013 in Greenfield Massachusetts USA
Group photo
2011 Group Photo

Activities start on Friday evening with an open house to meet, jam, check out wares, and socialize. The main event is Saturday's day-long workshop series, which is followed by a staff concert that evening. A local pub session often follows the concert.

The Staff

Allan Atlas:
English Concertina
Pat Shaw Ensemble
Beyond the "Session Keys"
The Use of the Bellows to Shape Phrases
Florence Fahy:
Irish-Style Anglo Concertina
Intermediate Irish Anglo I
Ornamentation for Irish Anglo
Intermediate Irish Anglo II

Rachel Hall:
English Concertina
Songs & Tunes from the Shape-Note Repertoire
Concertina Band
Scandinavian Tunes
Aaron Marcus:
Duet Concertina
Beginner/Intermediate Hayden Duet
Spicy Melody Lines
Harmony and Accompaniment
Brian Peters:
English-Style Anglo Concertina
Basic English-style Anglo
English-style Anglo: Next Steps
Song Accompaniment for Anglo
Christian Stevens:
Irish-Style Anglo Concertina
Irish Anglo Master Class
Beginner Irish Anglo I
Beginner Irish Anglo II


For more information on the staff, including pictures
 and biographies, please see our
staff page.

For class descriptions and registraton,
 please see the Workshop Registration Form.


Times and Places:
Friday Evening Open House: Everyone is welcome to an evening open house on Friday the 12th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Button Box headquarters in Sunderland Massachusetts. Meet people, try out instruments, tour our repair shop and concertina fabrication facility, maybe have a session or two....

Saturday Classes: Classes will be held at the Four Rivers Charter School in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We meet at 9 a.m. with a general welcome and a chance to meet the staff. The morning workshop runs from 10 to noon and will be followed by a break for lunch. The two afternoon workshops will run from 1:30 to 5:00.

Saturday Evening Concert: The concert will take place at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, a beautiful stone building with great acoustics in the center of Greenfield. Start time is 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Pre-registration cost of $120 includes 3 workshops and the evening concert. Saturday on-site registration will be $130, which also includes the concert. Sorry, no reduced registration for partial attendance. Meals and lodging are NOT included. The concert is open to the public at $10.  For additional information including refund and cancellation policies, see the fine print.

Registration: To register, please fill out the Workshop Registration Form online, or mail or fax it in.