Revision 30.03.2015




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

Friday afternoon until Sunday after tea


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 Collins ( Irland, Irish Anglo )




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! 


Solo, Ceili Band, Concertina-Ensemble



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.



 Very Englisch... or Spanish... for a change



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”


Adrian on youtube

Hier mal lustig...



Jochen Riemer, Maccan Duet Concertina…



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…


Jochen on youtube



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…

Rainer on youtube or here or  here...




Jürgen Suttner: Concertina Klinik




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! 




How much?


Workshop-Fee 100 Euro


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! )




Please book by mail stating preferred accomodation,

your concertina system, your playing experience

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!


2014@Seminarhof Drawehn

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


2010@Proitzer Mühle

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.




Keep squeeezing!!!