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9 Concertina Shops and Dealers


This article is from the Concertina FAQ, by Chris Timson chris@harbour.demon.co.uk with numerous contributions by others.

9 Concertina Shops and Dealers

This list is not exhaustive and I would welcome further information.

    Barleycorn Concertinas          Carries a very good range of second 
    Chris Algar                     hand concertinas, and also sells 
    67 Little Chell Lane            new Button Box and other concertinas.
    Tunstall                        Has a reputation second to none.
    Stoke on Trent                  WWW pages at:-
    ST6 6LZ                         http://www.concertina.co.uk
    Phone 01782 851449
    E-mail barleycorn@concertina.co.uk
    The Button Box                  Dealers in new and
    9 East Pleasant Street          second-hand instruments.
    Amherst MA 01002                Particular interest in duets.
    USA                             Good people. (Also see section 8).
    Phone (413) 549-0171            WWW pages at:-
    E-mail squeeze@buttonbox.com    http://www.buttonbox.com
    Concertina Connection           Probably the only dealer in the 
    Wim Wakker                      Netherlands. Also publish many reprints 
    Jan de Withof 15                from the Victorian repertoire, do
    5709 AM Helmond                 repair work and are involved in
    Netherlands                     education and many other pies. See
    Phone +31 492 513611            section 10 for more details.
    Email wwakker@tref.nl
    Hobgoblin Music                 Probably the biggest dealer in new
    17 The Parade                   and second-hand concertinas in the
    Northgate                       UK. Own brand Gremlin concertinas 
    Crawley                         mostly contain Stagi-made reed-pans,
    West Sussex RH10 2DT            though some anglos are made by A. C. 
    England                         Norman using Antonelli accordion 
    Phone 01293 515858              reeds, and are significantly better.
    E-mail post@hobgoblin.co.uk     Also has several shops across England
                                    and in Minnesota in the US. WWW for
                                    both UK and US at:-
    Homewood Musical Instrument Co  Sells a good range of concertinas,
    3027 Central Avenue             including Stagi concertinas and a 
    Birmingham                      surprising number of fine English-
    Alabama                         made instruments. The Stagis are   
    USA                             frequently substantially rebuilt and   
    Phone (205) 879-4868            improved. Bob Tedrow who owns the 
    E-mail hmi@scott.net            store teaches concertina and has
                                    his own WWW page at:-
    House of Musical Traditions     As well as buying and selling, they
    7040 Carroll Ave                also teach concertina.
    Takoma Park MD 20912            WWW page with some excellent info and
    USA                             concertina buying advice at:-
    Phone (301) 270-9090            http://www.hmtrad.com
    E-mail hmtrad@hmtrad.com
    Lark In The Morning             Dealers in new and second-hand
    PO Box 1176                     instruments. Has WWW page at:-
    Mendocino                       http://www.larkinam.com
    California 95460
    Phone (707) 964-5569            
    E-mail larkinam@larkinam.com         
    Marcus Music                    Usually has a good range of second-
    Tredegar House                  hand instruments. Sometimes has a
    Newport                         stand at UK folk festivals. Also
    Gwent                           makes anglos (see section 8). 
    Wales                           WWW pages at:-
    Phone 01633 815612              http://www.marcusmusic.co.uk
    The Music Room                  Formerly Dave Mallinson Music. 
    35 Bradford Road                Specialises in folk instruments 
    Cleckheaton                     and usually have a good stock of 
    West Yorksire                   new and second-hand concertinas 
    BD19 3JN                        Sometimes has a stand at UK folk 
    England                         festivals. WWW pages at:-
    Phone 01274 879768              http://www.the-music-room.com/
    E-mail post@the-music-room.com
    SqueezinArt                     Produce T-shirts, mugs and all sorts of
    P.O. Box 2001                   things related to squeezeboxes, including
    Rockville, MD  20847-2001       concertinas.
    Phone  (301) 279 8716
    E-mail squznart@laser.net

    Windband                        Specialise in woodwind, brass and folk 
    9 Greyfriars Road               instruments. Say that they usually 
    Shrewsbury                      have 15 - 20 concertinas in stock and
    SY3 7EN                         the proprietor Mike Dutton plays the
    England                         English concertina. WWW page at:-
    Phone 01743 367482           www.yell.co.uk/sites/windband-instruments


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