In April 2009, twenty-four musicians gathered at Hawkwood College in the Cotswolds to record a wide-ranging selection of music arranged for treble, baritone and bass concertinas. This is the first commercial recording by a full concertina band for some seven decades.
Encompassing Victorian and Edwardian favourites, through early consort music, classics, dance tunes and marches and a modern composition, these recordings allow you to explore and enjoy the historic sound of the concertina band in all its variety and versatility
The CD is lavishly produced with histories and photos of the concertina, of the old concertina bands, and of Hawkwood Concertina Band. It is a unique document of a musical living tradition.
"I've been waiting for a CD like this for ages..... The whole package is a treat - the copious notes, photos of the band and instruments as well as the CD..... Such a delight to hear this glorious music resurrected!"Flos Headford
To hear samples of two of the tracks from the album before you buy it, just click on the links below.
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All tracks conducted by Steve Ellis and Dave Townsend; recorded and produced by Robert Harbron.