The Concertina Museum: 5.4.1-010

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Item Type: Tutor - English Concertina


Full Description: ‘English’ Concertina Tutor: A later Oak Publications “The Concertina; A handbook and Tutor for beginners on the English Concertina”by Frank Butler. Oak Publications, originally published by Neil Wayne at The Free Reed Press, Duffield, Derby, England, in 1974, though when Free Reed Records entered a period of financial decline in the 1980s, it was assigned to Oak to enable Frank’s great tutor to remain available. This is arguably one of the best beginners’ tutors ever written, by one of the great movers and shakers of the continuing revival of the concertina in the years after WW11. He was a founder of the International Concertina Association, a noted teacher, and his encouragement of Neil Wayne’s interest in the instrument during the mid ’60s arguably led to the folk-based concertina revival in the 1960s, and to certain large collections of concertinas and related materials being preserved for posterity. Original 1974 Free Reed edition at Item NC.5.4.1-009
The major source for information and listings of all known Concertina Tutors is Randall Merris’s paper at

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