Concertina Workshop 2015

NaFirBolg1September 2015 will house the first Irish Concertina workshop in the Netherlands! Two renowned teachers from Ireland, Cormac Begley (Co. Kerry) and Jack Talty (Co. Clare) will share their technique and tunes in a fantastic two-day workshop.

This workshop is catered to anglo-concertina players who have familiarity with the instrument as well with Irish traditional music. Since there will be two teachers during the weekend you can be assured of intensive tutoring in a relaxed atmosphere.

Each day will begin with breakfast (included), after which the classes will begin. A joint lunch (included) will separate the morning classes from the day classes. Refreshments will be available during the day.

The evening programme on the Saturday has not been decided yet, but I can well imagine that going out to a pub for some drinks and tunes are one of the possibilities. Note that dinner and the evening programme are not included in the price.

Where and When

The exact dates for this workshop are:

Saturday 12 September 2015; 9:00 – 18:00

Sunday 13 September 2015; 9:00 – 14:30

Location will be in Oud-Beijerland Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands


The workshop will cost €140 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. If you book before the 31th of July you will get a discount of €10 and the cost will only be €130.


The area of Oud-Beijerland contains various places to stay and is also close to Rotterdam. Sites like and may help you in finding a nice place to stay.


Before the workshop weekend- on the Thursday and Friday – Cormac and Jack can also be heard performing in concert in The Netherlands. Please check the website regurarly for further details on time and location. Workshop members will receive a €5 discount on the concert ticket price.


You can register for this workshop by sending an e-mail to or use the Contact Form. When registering, please also indicate if you are in need of any special dietary requirements so we can take those into account for breakfast and lunch.

Note that your booking is not final until payment has been received!


Should you have any question, for example, about the required level of concertina playing required for this workshop, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will try our best to make this workshop suitable for as many people as possible!


This event has been generously backed by a grant from Culture Ireland.