25. German-Concertina-Meeting 2016
29th April to 1st May
( extended: 28th. April. to 2. May )
2015@Seminarhof Drawehn with Mary Macnamara and others
Since the new venue was well accepted in 2015, the next meeting will take place again
at my seminar-center “Seminarhof Drawehn”. By now the meeting could well be
called “European Concertina Meeting”, as over the years we had visitors from
Czech Republic, France, Holland, Belgium, Scottland, England, Denmark and Sweden
Welcome are all players ( beginner to advanced ) of all concertina systems
( English, Anglo, Duett!!, Anglo-German, Deutsch ) with any style of music!
With a bit of luck there will be music available for download
before the event…
This year we had to move the date so that it wouldn’t clash again with Paddy’s day:
Core-time 29th April to 1st of Mai
Everybody is welcome to come Thursday evening ( 28th April ) and stay on until Monday ( 2nd May )…
There will be a special concert with the teachers at our local folk-club
on Sunday evening – for those, who can spare the extra night…
( 2015 almost half of the guests stayed on )
Seminarhof Drawehn ( Wendland ) Link
Over 20 workshop-units ( up to 6 per person possible!),
concertina-concert, sessions, open exchange, concertina-clinic,
concertina-flea-market ( bring’em all! )
Tim has been teaching at the German Concertina Meeting some 15 years ago,
when and where he inspired several German anglo-players.
By now he has a PhD in Irish music, he is a member of the famous Kilfenora Ceili-Band
and the Irish Concertina Ensemble and he plays and teaches all over the world!
I am delighted to have him back for our 25th jubilee!
Dave Townsend ( England, English System )
Dave has been here before in 2012. He is one of the few professional
English-System players and teachers. He knows many ways and styles –
so one can learn a lot off him! For over 20 years now he has been organising
the “Concertins at Witney” weekend – and he play with several bands.
Adrian Brown ( England ): Anglo for non-Irish-players
Adrian looks after those Anglo players, who do not want to play
( only ;-) Irish music. His speciality is English folk-music ( and Morris ).
Together with his wife Susanna he roves the world as „Dapper’s Delight”
Jo used to be a regular at the early concertina-meetings. He started off with English-system,
but soon moved on to the MacCann duet-system, later also bandoneon and melodeon.
By now he has a family-ceili-band and regularly teaches at various workshops – so this
year in Witney. His proclivity is to play for dancers…
Rainer Schwarz: Anglo beginners and „Deutsche Konzertina“ ( 2 row )
Rainer in one of our regulars and mainly looks after those players,who spell their
instruments with a “K”. With his group “HansDans” he plays music from the “waterkant”!
Rainer Süßmilch: All that Jazz
Rainer is a professional musician and actor and regularly uses his
Concertina on stage for various musical projects…
As one of the founders of the meeting Jürgen will be back to look
after poor concertinas in need of some loving care;-)
For the last 25 years Jürgen has supplied great
new instruments to Germany and the rest of the world!
The costs of full board are:
110 Euro in double or tripple-room
80 Euro external / tent / camper-van etc.
140 Euro single-room
extra night from Thursday incl. meals 40€ / 30€ / 50€
extra night until Monday incl. Dinner & brunch 40€ / 30€ / 50€
Single-rooms can only be secured two weeks before the weekend,
so that nobody else might have to stay home ( limited rooms! )
Bring your own bedware and towels ( or rent for 5 Euros )
Please pay cash at arrival ( no cards! ), no deposit necessary.
We can help with transportation to pick you up at Schnega station
( preferably at 17.22! )
and your favourite music…
Robert Pich, Proitzer Mühle, 29465 Schnega
Please pay cash on location ( no cards accepted! )
Same procedure as last year? Same procedure as every year!
u.a. mit Edel Fox und Rainer Süßmilch
with Edel Fox and Simon Thoumire
with Mary Macnamara and Dave Townsend
with Alistair Anderson and Mary Macnamara
with Juliette Daum and Rainer Süßmilch
Mario & Jürgen 2008 in Bielefeld
Mario Kliemann took the initiative for the first German-Concertina-Meeting in
Bielefeld. Together with Jürgen Leo and Jürgen Suttner I had been one of the co-founders
of the meeting and after Mario’s sudden death in 2008 I took over the responsibility 2009.