English Concertinas

English Concertinas

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English Concertinas 

The English Concertina is a chromatic, unisonoric instrument, perfect for playing English folk music and accompanying folk songs, though it can be adapted to any style of playing.


English Concertina at McNeela Music

Our English concertinas are 30 button models in the key of C, featuring standard button layout. With Czech made steel reeds for a bright, clear tone and fast, responsive action, these high quality instruments will take your playing to the next level.

Anglo or English Concertina? 

The English Concertina is primarily used to play English folk music. It's a unisonoric instrument meaning each button plays the same note on both the push and pull. This button layout facilitates the easy playing of chords, making the English concertina a great fit for accompanying ballads and sea shanties.

Anglo Concertinas are bisonoric instruments. This means that each button plays two separate notes, depending on whether you are pushing or pulling the bellows. Anglo Concertinas typically feature either a Wheatstone or Jeffries layout and are more commonly used for playing Traditional Irish Music.

Read more about the differences between Anglo and English Concertinas 

Our English style concertina reviews 


Simply amazing! Great quality... I love the sound and ease of play - Randal W.

I opened the box and was delighted with my concertina. It looks and feels lovely - Essie A.

A beautiful instrument that produces a lovely sound - Edward V.