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The Phoenix Concertina

1,600.00 Grams
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€1,445 €1,345
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logo-for-products.jpg The Phoenix Concertina

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This is the best intermediate concertina on the market. Developed by Paraic McNeela, the Phoenix concertina is a 30-button Anglo concertina in the key of C/G.

Now available in a brand new natural wood veneer finish! Choose your preferred finish above.

Key Qualities: 

  • Significant step up from beginner anglo concertinas
  • Designed for Traditional Irish Music
  • Fast and Responsive
  • Perfect for rapid technique improvement
  • Traditional concertina sound
  • Built to progress up to professional level
  • Key of C/G
  • Choose your finish: Matt Black or Natural
  • Choose your layout: Jeffries or Wheatstone


Hardware and Moving Parts

  • Czech-made steel 'Tipo a Mano' reeds 
  • Traditional Riveted Action & Lever system
  • 30 buttons plus raised air button
  • Domed black Delrin® buttons 
  • 6-Fold Leather Bellows
  • Adjustable soft leather hand-straps 
  • Wheatstone or Jeffries Layout

Bonus Extras 

  • 30 Day Money-Back Trial 
  • 3 Year Guarantee
  • Free Online Concertina Lessons
  • Comes with a premium concertina hard case

- Weighs 1kg
- Measures 6.3" across the flats (162 mm)
- Measures 5.75” end to end when compressed (146 mm)

- Czech-made hand-finished (tipo a mano) accordion steel reeds.
- They are highly responsive, producing a strong, rich, melodic tone, with wonderful balance across the octaves.

- Improved Lever and Traditional Riveted Action system for a rapid response. 

- 6-fold leather bellows of traditional construction ensures flexibility, durability and response.
- Prevents side-ways flexing for improved volume, dynamics and control.

- Domed black Delrin® buttons with felt bushings for a friction-free super fast response and release.

- Choose between our classic matt black finish or our brand new natural wood veneer finish.

Fully Chromatic
- The 30 Button Phoenix Anglo Concertina is fully chromatic meaning you can play in practically all musical keys.

"The Phoenix concertina represents a significant step up from our beginner anglo concertinas, the player will notice the vast improvement in response and tone immediately." - Paraic McNeela 

Superior Sound

mcneela-phoenix-concertina.jpgThe secret of all great concertina makes is in the reeds. The Phoenix has been crafted using the best quality materials available, including premium Czech-made reeds. We use Tipo a Mano’ (hand-finished) reeds, from Swedish sound steel, producing a bright, sweet and melodious tone.

Czech reeds are renowned the world over for producing top quality tone and their strength and brightness makes the Phoenix a great traditional Irish session concertina when you need to be heard but not to dominate. Like all good reeds they open up and get even better with play. 

Take Your Playing to the Next Level

The Phoenix is a great fit for the intermediate-advanced concertina player, crafted to the highest standard and perfect for students who are ready to advance and master their instrument.

When developing this concertina it was really put to the test. We had several trial sessions and received feedback from many concertina players.

The overwhelming response was that it matched concertinas twice the price for action and sound. This is a concertina that will serve you for years.


Reviews for the McNeela Phoenix Anglo Concertina

"This is a great intermediate concertina, at a very, very good price, very easy to play." - Caitlín Nic Gabhann 

"I love my Phoenix Concertina! This is a professional standard concertina at a wonderful affordable price!" - Richard. L 

"It's a joy to play! The action is very good, the tone is crisp." - Nancy R.

"This is one of the best sounding concertinas I have played and the best value. Nice reeds - a true "concertina" sound. Best "mid-range" instrument on the market." - Charles M.

"The concertina is top quality. Excellent tone, light and quick to play, better than anything I have played previously." - Lionel G.

"This concertina has rapid and responsive action and reeds. I would rank it as better than the Morse (Morse Céilí concertina priced at €2,373)" - Richard I.

Shop our full range of Anglo concertinas 

Need Advice on purchasing a concertina? Looking for the best intermediate concertina for sale?

Can’t decide between a Lachenal and a Phoenix? Don’t know if you’re advanced enough for an intermediate concertina? 

Our in-house concertina advisor is here for you, we’ll help you navigate the tricky waters of the concertina for sale market whether you’re a complete beginner, an improver or advanced level.

Get in touch by emailing

Compare the McNeela Phoenix Concertina to a Jeffries Concertina

Free Online Concertina Lessons

For a short time only, we are thrilled to offer five free online concertina lessons with every purchase of the McNeela Phoenix concertina; developed by award-winning musician, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, in partnership with Paraic McNeela.

These lessons are exclusive to McNeela Instruments and are not available anywhere else.


Legendary After-Sales Service

Couple the above with McNeela's legendary after-sales service as well as the Phoenix concertina's 3 year guarantee and we reckon this is the best concertina for sale on the intermediate market. 

Go gcuire an ceol meidhir ionaibh!

The Phoenix also comes with a premium shock-proof hard case


The concertina storage tips below, courtesy of Chris Algar, will ensure your concertina stays in top condition for longer and will help maintain smooth action and playability.


  • When not playing your concertina, always store your concertina in its hard case with the lid fastened to prevent dust or grit getting in and affecting the intricate internal mechanism.


  • Concertinas hate extremes of temperature and humidity, we recommend storing your concertina in its hard case, in a room with an ambient temperature of at least 18C but no more than 25C.
  • Extremes of temperature or extreme fluctuations of temperature, may cause key functioning and moveable parts of the concertina to warp, sometimes to an irreparable extent.


  • Humidity must also be kept constant, anything under 40% humidity will cause the concertina to react and will likely affect the reed pan and cause other issues that may make the concertina harder to play or may prevent it from playing at all
  • In winter keep a tray of water near the radiator in the room where you store your concertina to prevent the air from drying out.
  • Those of you on the East Coast of the US, be particularly careful as your low humidity during winter may lead to internal damage to the concertina.


  • When storing your concertina, make sure that you keep the bellows compressed. Firstly, ensure that you have the bellows compressed by placing a tight elastic band around the concertina, secondly, keep the concertina tightly packed in its hard case.
  • Keeping the bellows compressed in this way prevents them from expanding and losing elasticity and means you won’t lose action on the concertina.

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Try your Phoenix concertina for 30 days from the day you receive it and if you're not happy we guarantee a full refund.

We also offer a 3 year guarantee including free repairs

For more details please refer to our Shipping & Returns policy

If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), we'll ship it the same business day.

Reduced Priority Shipping Worldwide

This does no affect your statutory rights

If you have any questions at all, Paraic McNeela would be delighted to answer them. You can contact him here: Contact Paraic




All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.

IRELAND (Next Day)

UK (5 - 7 days)

EUROPE (7 days)

USA and CANADA (7 - 10 days)

REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)

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