The Rochelle is a 30 key C-G Anglo concertina, developed in Europe by the Concertina Connection and produced, using partly European parts, exclusively to their specifications in China.
Rochelle concertina package.
To shipping address within EEG region price is Euro 425,- (01-01-2020)
Shipping to Belgium or Netherlands Euro 10
Other EEC countries Euro 20
for shipping destination outside EEC export price is $425 (01-01-2020)
- 30 key C-G Anglo concertina
- Tutor, especially written for this instrument
- Gig bag
The anglo concertina is a wonderful versatile instrument, that is relatively easy to learn and perfect for all kinds of folk music. Because of its small size it is very portable, and it blends perfectly with other instruments.
The relatively high price of vintage concertinas and ‘mid priced’ new models, has kept many prospective players from trying the concertina.
The Rochelle has been developed to cater to this group of potential players. It is the perfect instrument for anyone interested in trying out the anglo concertina without having to invest a large amount of money to purchase that first instrument.
The Rochelle has been developed especially for beginning players on the anglo concertina. Although the instruments are perfectly capable of meeting the requirements of intermediate players, we understand that many players might want to upgrade to a vintage or new instrument later on.
With this in mind, we made all the important features, such as key board layout, spacing of the keys, key diameter, key travel (the height of the keys), number of bellows folds, etc. identical to traditional anglo concertinas, to assure a smooth transition to a higher class concertina later on.
The Rochelle has a traditional riveted action, normally only found in expensive hand made instruments. The action is designed by us and makes the instrument ‘feel’ much like a high priced vintage instrument.
- Traditional Wheatstone keyboard lay out , spacing, key diameter and key travel (key height)
- 6 fold bellows
- traditional hand rails.
- Accordion type steel reeds.
- Soft bag.
The instrument comes with an easy to understand tutor available in English, specially written for this instrument. It will teach you the basics of playing concertina and music notation, rhythm, music theory, etc..
The tutor is suitable for both self study and for use in formal lessons (e.g. music schools, private instruction, etc.).