This article is from the Concertina FAQ, by Chris Timson firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
If sending your concertina through the post for repair or tuning
(e.g. from the US to one of the UK repairers) PLEASE make sure it
is properly packed first. Please contact the repairer in question
before dispatch - they may have moved!
This list is not exhaustive and I would welcome further information.
I have only expressed opinions where I am familiar with the
Accordion Magic Ltd Much of what they do is accordion 88 Woodlands Park repair, but what I have seen of their Wash Lane concertina work is good. Good photo Allostock essays on their web site of concertina Cheshire repair work they have done. Most WA16 9LG significantly they do MIDI concertina England conversions. I have one, and it's a Phone 01565 723080 cracking piece of kit. WWW pages at:- Email http://www.accordionmagic.com/ Accusound Make specialist microphones for 19 Bitteswell Road miking awkward instruments - Lutterworth including concertinas. Probably LE17 4EL have the edge on Microvox for England quality, but Microvox are cheaper! Phone 01455 552306 Mike Acott Does a wide range of repairs 33 Kelvin Road including fretwork, french polishing Ipswich and new bellows. Does a lot of work for Suffolk Chris Algar. Also recommended by IP1 5EH Colin Cater. England Phone 01473 743080 The Button Box Repairs and their own very good P.O. Box 372 accordion-reed based anglos and 42 Amherst Rd Englishes (also see sec 9). Also Sunderland, MA 01375 organise the Northeast Squeeze-In USA in Massachusetts every September. Phone (413) 665 7793 WWW pages at:- E-mail http://www.buttonbox.com Carroll Concertinas A new (2003) American maker of anglo 912 Squire Oaks Dr. concertinas using true concertina reeds Villa Hills of his own make rather than the KY 41017 ubiquitous accordion reed. I have not USA seen a Carroll concertina myself yet, Phone (859)426-5746 but the photo essays on the web site Email look very promising. Only repairs E-mail concertinas he has made. WWW pages at:- http://www.carrollconcertinas.com Steve Chambers/ Jason O'Rourke says "As far as I know Micheal O Raghallaigh they're the most widely used in MacNeill Music Ireland...The only problem with them 140 Capel St is that they tend to be very busy, Dublin and as a result can be slow with Phone 01-8722159 repairs." Malcolm Clapp An Australian repairer of impeccable 6 Melissa Place reputation recommended by (among others) Woolgoolga Wayne Richmond of the Australian New South Wales 2456 Concertina Band. Sometimes has quality Australia used instruments for sale. Phone +61 (0)2 6654 0145 Email Concertina Connection A company dedicated to the reintroduction 5709 AM Helmond of the concertina into classical music. The Netherlands Repair/restoration of vintage concertinas Phone +31 492 513611 and makers of the new Geuns-Wakker Email concertinas in cooperation with bandoneon maker Harry Geuns (see below). Publishers of new and original Victorian repertoire for the concertina. Give lecture recitals, workshops etc. New for 2005 is the intro- duction of a true MIDI concertina (both anglo and English). Has WWW page at:- http://www.concertinaconnection.com/ Connor Concertinas Repairs and makers of new 30 Eastbury Avenue concertinas using traditional reeds. Rochford I used to own a Connor G/D, and it Essex SS4 1SF was a joy to play, light and responsive. England Phone 01702 546745 Bill Crossland Yorkshire-based concertina repairer 60, Broad Lane and renovator. Upperthong Holmfirth HD9 3XE England Phone 01484 687195 Email C & R Dipper Concertinas Repairers and makers of West End House concertinas of all systems. High Street Make outstanding anglos - Heytesbury I have just got a baritone Warminster BA12 0EA anglo made by them. It is a England miraculous instrument. See Phone 01985 840516 our home page for pictures. Frank Edgley Something of a concertina Renaissance Complete Concertina Repair Man, Frank has always had an excellent 2346 Meldrum reputation for repairs and retuning. Windsor Now he makes very well-regarded anglos Ontario N8W 4E4 using accordion reeds, has produced an Canada anglo tutor and has a CD of nice Irish Phone (519) 948-9149 music with his son. Has web page at:- Email http://www.concertinas.ca Dave Elliott Repairs and retunes concertinas. The Oughtibridge very knowledgeable author of The Sheffield Concertina Maintenance Manual. S Yorkshire S35 0FH England 0114 2863069 E-mail Richard Evans Recommended by Bob McKay, who says Lot 5 "anglo maker and general free reed Sandham Rd repairer (and also all-round nice guy)" Bell Former editor of the late and excellent NSW Concertina Magazine of the 1980s, he Australia makes the well-regarded Kookaburra anglo. Geuns Concertina The Dutch maker Harry Geuns (previously Contact via:- known for his bandoneons) is now Concertina Connection making 48-button English concertinas Jan de Withof 15, using accordion reeds for a cost of 5709 AM Helmond Euro 2000.00. They are being marketed The Netherlands by Concertina Connection (see Phone +31 492 513611 above). I have not met one of these yet, Email but there is a full WWW page at:- http://www.concertinaconnection.com/geuns_concertina.htm Theo Gibb I have never encountered Theo's Greenfield House work myself, and he is mostly St Cuthbert's Road known for his accordion repair Marley Hill work. However, he is a knowledgeable Newcastle upon Tyne member of the Concertina.net forum NE16 5EB and there are some nice pictures England on his web site at:- Phone 0191 488 8832 http://www.theboxplace.co.uk/ Paul Groff Recommended by Greg Bullough, who says: 14 Cushing Street "He's a very good reed fixer and restorer Cambridge, MA 02138 for both concertinas and accordions", USA and John Gunnell, who says: "A person Phone (617) 499-9928 of great ability and integrity". WWW page at http://www.groffsmusic.com Christy Hengel Maker of reputedly very high quality 403 N Minnesota St Chemnitzer concertinas. Has a long New Ulm, MN 56073 waiting list. USA Phone (507) 354-6525 Harold Herrington Makes 30-button anglos. Based on 1004 Paintbrush St accordion reeds, but with a very Mesquite, Texas 75149 fine and playable action. Hexagonal Phone (972) 288-7007 and (unusually) square designs with E-mail German silver ends. I have just acquired a fine square G/D and I am very happy with it. Nice web site with great URL:- http://www.concertinas.com. Holmwood Concertinas Makers of English 56-button tenor treble (Hamish and Freda Bayne), concertinas to their own design. Unit 3 Quarryfield Road One owner (Don Nichols) says "It Hatston Industrial Estate is a visual work of art, as well Kirkwall KW15 1GD as being wonderful to play". Orkney Recently moved to Orkney, but still UK active as makers. Only repair their Phone 01856 879055 own concertinas. Homewood Musical Instrument Co Does a lot of repair work, and 3027 Central Avenue Bob Tedrow's web site has some nice Birmingham pictures of some of his practices - Alabama indeed the web site goes from USA strength to strength. Now makes his Phone (205) 879-4868 own anglos! (initial reaction to these E-mail has been very good). WWW page at:- ` http://hmi.homewood.net House of Musical Traditions Repairs (also see section 9). 7040 Carroll Ave Have recently been joined by a Takoma Park MD 20912 concertina repair specialist USA called Clifton Hoyt. Phone (301) 270-9090 E-mail David Leese Will tune and do most repairs. "Foty'r Mynach" Does a lot of work for Chris Algar. Llanaber Road Has now opened an online shop for Barmouth concertina spares at:- Gwynedd http://www.concertina-spares.com/ Wales LL42 1RF UK Phone 01341 280092 E-mail A.C. Norman & Co. Maker and repairer. Has been making "Old Stables" 30-button C/G and G/D anglos since Nursery Lane 1980, using hand-tuned Italian reeds. Nutley WWW page at:- Uckfield http://www.acnorman.co.uk Sussex TN22 3NR Phone 01825 713551 E-mail Jurgen Suttner Concertinas Maker of English and anglo Albert-Nöll-Str. 78 concertinas. I recently had the D-57078 Siegen chance to play a Suttner anglo (a Germany Jeffries copy) and found it a very Phone +49-271 8706939 nice instrument. WWW page at:- http://www.suttnerconcertinas.com/ E-mail Marcus Music Recently started making 30-button Tredegar House anglos based on Antonelli reeds. Newport Well worth searching out if you are Gwent on a budget. Also deals in concertinas Wales (see section 9). As of August 2004 now Phone 01633 815612 also making Englishes! WWW pages at: http://www.marcusmusic.co.uk Microvox Make specialist microphones for Westfield Music miking awkward instruments - Westfield Villa including concertinas. We use Belgrave Mount them ourselves. WWW pages at:- Wakefield http://www.microvox.demon.co.uk WF1 3SB England Phone 01924 361550 E-mail Reads's Reeds Does retuning, repairs and 6 Holloway Road restoration. Will also help Toronto people find an instrument. Ontario M9A 1E8 Canada Phone 416-207-0258 E-mail Stagi Brunner Musica make Stagi (formerly Brunner Musica S.R.L. Bastari) concertinas, easily the Zona Ind.le Squartabue most widely sold in the world. I-62019 Recanati (MC) WWW pages at:- Italy http://www.brunnermusica.com/ Phone 0039-071-7506077 E-mail Nigel Sture Concertina repairer recommended Hillside Cottage by Ron Marks of West Country Frogmore Concertina Players. Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 2NR England Phone 01548 531525 E-mail West Country Cases Maker of instrument cases, Barry Wallace but specialises in cases 18 Whitebrook Terrace for concertinas. Holcombe Rogus Wellington Somerset TA21 0PY England Phone 01823 673021 C Wheatstone & Co Ltd Repairs and makers of concertinas of (Steve Dickinson), all systems. Excellent instruments, 21 Bridge Street I would hate to have to choose Stowmarket between Dickinson and Dipper for Suffolk quality! WWW pages at:- IP14 1BP http://www.wheatstone.co.uk/ England Phone 01449 615523 E-mail