English Concertina

jackieI play an English Concertina, called “The Jackie” tenor concertina. I started to play the Anglo-concertina but I switched systems as I thought it would be more compatible to the Continental melodies I intended to play. I was looking for an instrument that was small and compatible for playing with other instruments.

I play melodies from the Scottish and English Borders, Highland and English melodies, also a mixture of Irish, Scandinavian and Spanish melodies.

Recently (Dec. 2016) I produced my 1st concertina CD using a mandolin to add to the rhythmic texture. The melodies are from the Scottish and English borders as well as northern Spain.cd-cover

Various concertina demo recordings on the “jackie” can be heard on the links to soundcloud