The Irish Concertina!


The Irish Concertina!

As Concertinas are becoming more popular, here's where enthusiasts can discuss their favourite: Instruments; Players; Tunes; Playing Styles & post links to their favourite Concertina videos & forthcoming events & classes.

Members: 66
Latest Activity: Jul 27

191 Players of the Irish Concertina!

If you play Irish Music on an Anglo Concertina & your name is not already on this list, please post your details with a link to your website or YouTube, on the Comments Wall below & I'll be happy to add your name to our list here.



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Aoife Ni Argain


Doug Barr

Lyndsey Beatuex

Cormac Begley

Anne Marie Bell
Louisa Bennion
Terry Bingham
Yvonne Bolton

David Boveri

Shane Bracken
Christine Brady

Lelia Brady

Alice Bradley

Eimear Buckley


Blathnaid Ni Caba

Tom Carey

Sharon Carroll

Niamh Ní Charra

Normand Chouinard
Charlie Coen
Miriam Collins
Tim Collins
Micilin Conlon
Mickaleen Conlon

Lisa Connors

Jem Cooper

Mairéad Considine
Mairéad Corridan

Mrs Elizabeth Crotty

Pat Crowe

Francis Cunningham
Gretta Curtin

Walter Dale

Paul Davis 
Alan Day
Jan Debregandere
Colm Delaney
Peter Denmead
Rhona Dinkin
Brian Donnellan
David Doocey

Ann Droney

Chris Droney

Francis Droney


Frank Edgley

Alan Egan
Pat Egan
Christy Ennis
Michael Eskin

Mike Euritt
Florence Fahy
Mairead Ni Fhlatharta
Tara Finn
Áine Fitzgerald
Ciarán Fitzgerald
Tommy Fitzharris

Delia Flanagan
Edel Fox
Caitlin Nic Gabhann
Be Gagliardi
Kelly Geraghty
Dick Glasgow

Tom Glynn

LeeAnn Gorne

Michael Gough

Lourda Griffin
Yvonne Griffin

Aoife Green


Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
Grainne Hambly

Ciaran Hanna

Miss Hattori

Gerald Haugh
Kitty Hayes
Ernestine Healy
Hugh Healy

Billy Herlihy

Noel Hill

Connie Hogan
Mairead Hurley
Aoife Johnston
Caroline Keane

 Dolores Keane
Gearóid Keane
Alex Kelly
Hannah Kelly

John Kelly

Dermot Kenny
Noel Kenny
Claus Kessler
Claire Keville

Paddy Kierse

Mrs King

Cillian King

Ann Kirrane

Tomoyuki Koshi

Zack Lawrence

Tim Leahy

Liam Lewis

Solus Lillis

Maedbh Ni Lochlainn

Aogán Lynch
Aisling Lyons
Gabriel McArdle

Michael McAuley

Ann McAuliffe

Ailbhe Mac Cába
Blathnaid Mac Cába
Fionnuala Mac Cába
Jacqueline McCarthy

Tommy McCarthy 
Fiadhna McEvoy
Jacinta McEvoy

Barry McGee
Rory McMahon

Stephen McMahon

Tommy McMahon

Rayce Bannon Malone

Doireann MacMathuna
Kate McNamara
Mary MacNamara

Tom Mahoney
John Mason
Bríd Ní Mhaonaigh

Niamh Molloy 
Kylie Moynagh
Michelle Mulcahy
Mick Mulcahy

Mrs May Mullaly

William J. Mullaly

Charlie Mulvihill

Jim Munro

Ailis Murphy

Brid Green Murphy

Paddy Murphy

Mandy Murray

Sonny Murray

John Naughton

Aoife Neville

Fergus Brown-O'Byrne

Tony O'Connell

Jacqui O'Connor

Liam O'Connor

Teresa O'Dea
Ursula O'Dea

Ella Mae O'Dwyer

Sharon O'Leary
Séamus Ó Mongáin
Michael O'Raghallaigh
Jason O'Rourke
Dymphna O'Sullivan
Katie O'Sullivan

Michelle O'Sullivan

Mary Tisdall O'Sullivan

Niamh O'Sullivan

Sadhbh Peat
Jane Peppler
Ron Peters

Emily Peterson
Raphael Pinel

 Lawrence Probes

Paul Quinn


Alex Reidinger

Ailis Ni Riain

Nick Robertshaw

Raymond Roland
Michael Rooney
Kate Ruane
Packie Russell
Pádraig Rynne

Stack Ryan
Colum Sands
Breda Shannon
Chris Sherburn

Snorre Solem

Thomas Slattery

Christian Stevens

Blaithin Sweeney
Jack Talty
Matt Talty

Rena Traynor 
Peter Trimming

Alice Tubridy
Caroline Tubridy
Michael Tubridy
Niall Vallely
Mike Wild
Brendan Williams
John Williams

Patsy Wilson

Mrs Woods
Dan Worrall


 Mrs Yamamoto
Elizabeth Zekley

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Video #1: Learn to play Irish Concertina by John Williams

Video #2:  Noel Hill on Concertina on Geantrai

Video #3: Packie Russell

Video #4: Edel Fox, Caitlin NicGabhann & Kate McNamara!

Video #5: 39 mins of ~ Mícheál ó Raghallaigh! 

Discussion Forum

Concertinas & Gender.

Started by Dick Glasgow Jul 21, 2011. 0 Replies

I stumbled on this post on Concertinas & Gender, at a discussion over on IRTRAD, which raised a couple of interesting points which I thought it might be interesting to explore here.  IRTRAD:…Continue

Online Academy of Irish Music Concertina Course!

Started by Dick Glasgow Jul 12, 2011. 0 Replies

  Structured courses designed & delivered by respected teachers and performersVideo tutorial based e-Learning systemTips and pointers for continued progress…Continue

Concertina & Uilleann Pipes ~ Videos!

Started by Dick Glasgow Jul 12, 2011. 0 Replies

For anyone who loves the sound of Concertina & Uilleann Pipes, here are a few must watch videos! These first few feature Kitty Hayes RIP on Concertina and Peter Laban on a Flat Set of Uilleann…Continue

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Comment by maki on November 13, 2015 at 23:41

Hi Heather,

Still using your wonderful book "The Concertina Dairies."

Good to see you again. ;)

Comment by Heather Greer on November 13, 2015 at 17:06

HI there

I'm selling a nearly new Suttner 31 button A2 C/G Anglo, with ebony ends and very pretty gilt bellows papers. It has been played, of course. But it is in as new condition. It's the concertina shown on the front cover of "The Concertina Diaries" tutor - see photo at . I'm asking for €4,400. The catch on the case which came with it is sticking a bit, and I use a leather belt around the case as protection. If that's a problem, well, I'd make it €4,300. But I don't do negotiation.  For info, I do have a spare (low D) drone button, which Juergen Suttner fitted himself, on the push (the pull is the standard middle C); I have the original middle C reed and pan also. The concertina is Jeffries layout but (because I'm used to Wheatstone and anyway prefer to have a pull C# on the second button, these two C# buttons have been reversed. But I can have them changed back to the   'standard' C# positions by my very professional concertina guy - it only takes about 10 minutes and I'd expect to do this. Contact me at or 095-44845.  Heather (353-95-44845)

Comment by Heather Greer on November 13, 2015 at 16:58

HI there

I believe I asked if my name could be added to the list of concertina players/ enthusiasts, back in March (see comments below); but I don't see my name under either G (preferred) or H (first name). No problem; but I'd love to be added to the list if poss.  Thanks!  Heather Greer, Cleggan,#

Comment by Heather Greer on March 28, 2015 at 13:45

Hi there

I play the Anglo and would be glad to be added to the list, even though I'll never ever come within spitting distance of many of those already listed. I love the concertina, though, having come from many years of trad on harmonica. At first I had thought that playing the concertina would be similar to playing harmonica; WRONG!!  After much time spent stumbling around the quirks of the Anglo, I studied hard and learnt wherever I could, often by making my own mistakes. I wrote down and organised my learning. In time, the result was "The Concertina Diaries": a tutor aiming to help learners find their way around the typical layouts, by teaching tunes in a carefully-selected and progressive way, and using a concertina notation to show which sequence of buttons to use for a given sequence of music.  Since my partner and I have had years of experience teaching music to adults (Dusty Banjos), this seemed a natural thing to do, and for me an essential project in order to cement and order the lessons I had learnt. If you're interested at all, visit and read more. Happy playing, folks.

Comment by Noel Fahey on March 27, 2015 at 19:01
Please add me to the list — Noel Fahey, e-mail: I've only been playing for a year. Not near good enough to have posted any playing on line though I have written some stuff about the concertina as well as other Irish material at my web-site:
Comment by Normand Chouinard on February 12, 2014 at 16:09

My name is Norm Chouinard. I have played concertina for quite a few years. My name doesn't appear on your list so I'm forwarding my email address to I'm glad to be part of the group. Looking forward to contribute to your site.

Comment by maki on September 3, 2013 at 13:30

Hello everyone.

I've been playing concertina now for a couple months and really enjoy it.

It"s a lovely Marcus c/g anglo and plays so sweetly it even makes me sound 

good (somrtimes).

My wife liked it so much that we had to get her a concertina of her own.

She likes a broader spectrum of music than just ITM so we got a Lachenal tenor/treble English.

Its currently with Wim Wakker of Concertina Connection for an extensive 


Oh yes, I joined OIAM and have learned a half dozen tunes.

I really like the site and the lessons, I even learned a couple basic ornaments too.

Comment by Billy Ó hÉalaithe on March 8, 2013 at 12:04

Hi all. Just said I'd bring to your attention that the Seán Ó Riada gold medal competition is now open to contestants in the Metal Reeds category. The winner will receive a Seán Ó Riada gold medal and a purse of €2,500. For more information and to enter the competition please

This competition is open to any age, experience, gender, nationality.... so if there is anybody you think would be interested in entering please spread the word

Comment by Michael Mc Gettrick on February 7, 2013 at 12:26

Anybody going to the Concertina Cruinniu this weekend in Miltown Malbay?

Am looking for a lift - either down from Ennis on Sat. (afternoon or evening, 8pm/9pm), or back to Ennis on Sunday after the lessons (1pm/2pm/3pm). Can pay for petrol. Michael [086-8361912]

Comment by Dick Glasgow on January 19, 2013 at 14:56

The Irish Concertina website now has 600 Members! ... Yeee Haaaw!


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