Musician Edward Jay designs and builds 3D printed concertina Site Admin Wed, 04/22/2020 - 15:03

Musician Edward Jay designs and builds 3D printed concertina

Eddy Jay is known widely in folk circles as an exponent of the accordion, and through playing in a duo with Will Pound.  But recently he has been developing an interesting idea and using modern technology to develop a new breed of instruments.  He has designed and built a new type of concertina, which he presented at one of the three residential weekends of the West Country Concertina Players in Somerset towards the end of last year.

Sandra Kerr - Rebel with her Chords

Interviews! They can take place in the oddest of places! A recent one was conducted sitting on the floor in a corridor of a town hall in Kent at the end of a Saturday concert during a festival. This one with Sandra Kerr was in a rather plusher setting; it was a Sunday morning in June in the residents’ lounge of a hotel in Fitzrovia in Central London. We were both involved in the traditional song and tune weekend organised by the Musical Traditions club and the nearby King & Queen.

Rob Harbron - Finger on the Button

Recent articles on Andy Cutting and Sam Sweeney have prompted Paul Walker to take a look at Leveret’s third member, Rob Harbron...  Rob Harbron is best known as a player of the English concertina, but this wasn’t his first instrument. “No, I played several instruments before I discovered the concertina - piano briefly aged about five, then guitar and recorder at school, then the violin/fiddle, which I wasn't that keen on until I discovered folk music."