Revision 30.1.2019




28th German-Concertina-Meeting 2019


17. to 19. Mai 2019

( extended 16. – 20.5. )


2018@ Seminarhof Drawehn with Vivien Zeller and Jim Penny



For the 28th time we will celebrate the German Concertina Meeting in 2019 –for the sixth 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, Scotland, England, Denmark and Sweden


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 17th to 19st of Mai

Friday afternoon until Sundayday after tea


Everybody is welcome to come Thursday evening ( 16th May ) and stay on until Monday (20th May )…


There will be the usual concert with the teachers at our local folk-club on Sunday evening,

So it is worthwhile to stay the extra night…




Even though the seminar-center has been sold since last year, nothing has changed..

Seminarhof Drawehn ( Wendland ) Link





Over 24 workshop-units ( up to 8 per person possible!),

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

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





Rob Harbron ( England, English Concertina )



Rob Harbron is widely considered to be the finest English concertina player of his generation,

and is in great demand as a member of Leveret and with many other English folk artists

including Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Emma Reid and Emily Portman.

He has developed a unique style of playing, making particular use of chords and the bellows,

and is an inspiring and sympathetic teacher.



Adrian Brown ( England ): Anglo for non-Irish-players



Adrian looks after those Anglo players, who do not want to play

( only ;-) Irish music. His speciality is English folk-music,

Morris and classical anglo-concertina

Together with his wife Susanna he roves the world as „Dapper’s Delight”


Adrian on youtube

Hier mal lustig...



Rainer Süßmilch: All that Jazz



Rainer is a professional musician and actor and regularly uses his

Concertina on stage for various musical projects…

Rainer on youtube or here or  here...



Rainer Schwarz: Anglo beginners and „Deutsche Konzertina“ ( 2 row )



Rainer in one of our regulars and mainly looks after those players,who spell their

instruments with a “K”. With his group “HansDans” he plays music from the “waterkant”!




Jürgen Suttner: Concertina Klinik




As one of the founders of the meeting Jürgen will be back to look

after poor concertinas in need of some loving care;-)

For the last 25 years Jürgen has supplied great

new instruments to Germany and the rest of the world! 




How much?


Workshop-Fee 100 Euro


Die Kosten der Vollpension betragen ( jeweils pro Person )

118 € im Doppel- oder Mehrbettzimmer

88 € Extern ( ohne Zimmer, Matratze, WOMO, Zelt )

 156 € im Einzelzimmer

( Extranacht ab Donnerstag 50€ / 35€ / 65€ )

Extranacht bis Montag inkl. Brunch 50€ / 35€ / 65€ )



The costs of full board are:

118 Euro in double or tripple-room

88 Euro external / tent / camper-van etc.

 156 Euro single-room

 extra night from Thursday incl. meals 50€ / 35€ / 65€

 extra night until Tuesday incl. Dinner & brunch 50€ / 35€ / 65€


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, Proitze 3a, 29465 Schnega


Please pay cash on location ( no cards accepted! )




Same procedure as last year? Same procedure as every year!


2017@ Seminarhof Drawehn withAdrian Brown,

Claus Kessler and others


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!!!