by Daniel Hersh and Riggy Rackin and Jack Gilder
First hour: Introduction to Anglo, English and Chemnitzer
concertina. Demonstration and Q&A covering concertina playing in
a variety of styles, including both melody playing (Irish, etc.), melody & accompaniment
(English-style Anglo, 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 one.
Second hour: More advanced tips and tune/idea sharing,
aimed at those who already 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.
Jack Gilder has been playing concertina since
the early 80s. His interest is Irish traditional music on the Anglo
system C/G concertina. He received
instruction from master players, Noel Hill and John Williams. He has
also studied the styles of many other contemporary Irish concertina luminaries
on his frequent forays to Ireland. Jack has been a stalwart in the Irish
traditional music scene in the Bay Area for two decades and has played
with many local Irish trad bands. He released two recordings with "Jody's
Heaven" and is best known for the local band, "Tipsy House" that
he formed in 1988. You can find out more at http://www.TipsyHouse.com