As most of you know, I enjoy all kinds of musical instruments. The Chemnitzer Concertina is one that is on my list to learn one day. It’s a free reed instrument like an accordion, it’s diatonic and it’s bisonoric. Diatonic only means that it’s tuned… Read More
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Chemnitzer Concertina but were afraid to ask can be found at ConcertinaMusic.com. One of the places I like to visit is the for sale section of the site, which features ads for a number of these beautiful… Read More
When I grow up, I want to get me one of these babies and learn to play it. and one more…
Your Daily Dose tonight features Mike Ryba and Bobby Pivan on Chemnitzer concertinas and comes complete with the closest thing to concertina acrobatics I’ve ever seen. Here’s the Doctor’s Oberek.
Chicago is was a polka town Here’s the late polka king Li’l Wally
For your Daily Dose today, I’m prescribing a double shot of Chemnitzer Concertina. I don’t know anything at all about this pair of players. The video was uploaded by a fellow who goes by the handle fleetingdays. He also has quite a number of videos… Read More
Enjoy some videos about a very special instrument. You don’t see these in your average pop band. More likely you will see a Chemnitzer Concertina player lead a Chicago style polka band, along with bellows-shaking accordion, bass, drums, and a pair of trumpets. Here’s a… Read More
This video features the late polka king, Li’l Wally, playing Chemnitzer concertina on the Lawrence Welk show. I may have posted this one once before. I really love this clip. That man was a walking party.
I’ve been reading about chemnitzer concertinas. I’ve never played one of these beautiful instruments. They’re important in the “Push” style of Polish-American polka music which features the concertina, accordion (often playing “bellows-shake”), a pair of trumpets, bass and drums. Here’s Scrubby and the Dynatones from… Read More
I love the sound of the chemnitzer concertina. One day when I have some extra scratch (think small lotto win), I’d like to find me one of these babies and learn it. I think that since I have some experience on the triple row accordion,… Read More