by Daniel Hersh and Riggy Rackin
Introduction to Anglo, English and Chemnitzer concertina.
Demonstration and Q&A covering concertina playing in a variety of
styles, including both melody playing (Irish, English, etc.) and vocal
accompaniment. Anyone interested in the concertina is welcome to attend,
regardless of whether or not you have an instrument or know how to play
Daniel Hersh has played Anglo concertina for over 20
years, playing for Irish, contra and English country dances, in concert
adults and children and in recording studios. He has recently taken up
the Chemnitzer concertina as well. Daniel has previously led concertina
workshops at the Summer Solstice Festival in Los Angeles and at past
Riggy Rackin is the leading English concertina
player in the Bay Area, with many, many perfomances and several recordings
to his name (see http://riggy.com ). He is especially known for his
song accompaniment on concertina. Riggy plays Anglo concertina too.
He has led or co-led concertina workshops at the Free Festival since
the dawn of time.