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27th German-Concertina-Meeting 2018


4. bis 6. May 2018

( extended 3. – 7.5. )


2017@ Seminarhof Drawehn withAdrian Brown, Claus Kessler and others


For the 27th time we will celebrate the German Concertina Meeting in 2018 –for the fifth time 

at the 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


This years there will be changes! Several of our regular teachers will not be able to attend.

Due to too much competition from other events featuring the Irish concertina, it doesn’t make sense  

anymore to bring in teachers from Ireland.


So this year there will be no paid teachers and no fixed program!

We will create our program together…

So bring ideas and your favorite music!!


Welcome are all players ( beginner to advanced ) of all concertina systems

( English, Anglo, Duet, Anglo-German, Deutsch ) with any style of music!

With a bit of luck there will be music available for download

before the event…





Core-time 4th to 6th of Mai

Friday afternoon until Sunday after tea


Everybody is welcome to come Thursday evening (3rd) and stay on until Monday ( 7th May )…


There will not be a concert on Sunday evening!





Seminarhof Drawehn ( Wendland ) Link





Play-arounds, questions & answers,

concertina-concert, sessions, open exchange, concertina-clinic,

concertina-flea-market ( bring’em all! )

Hopefully there will be a versatile program for all levels.

You can come without instrument and experience the different systems,

or get new impulses as an advanced player…





This year without teachers!!

There will be more or less experienced players of the different systems around

-        for help and exchange.


Nils Meyn ( Eensemle-workshops ) and Jürgen Suttner ( concertina-clinik ) will be there!



How much?


No Tuition-Fee!

The costs of full board are:

116 € in double or tripple-room

86 € external / tent / camper-van etc.

 152 € single-room

 extra night from Thursday incl. meals 50€ / 35€ / 60€

 extra night until Tuesday incl. Dinner & brunch 50€ / 35€ / 60€


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€ / 1€ )


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!


2016@Seminarhof Drawehn with Tim Collins,

Dave Townsend and others


2015@Seminarhof Drawehn

with Mary Macnamara and others


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!!!