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
The Rochelle has been developed especially for beginning
anglo players. Although the
instrument is 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 lay
out, 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.
Upgrade options are the
Clover anglo and the high end traditional
Wakker anglo models.
The Rochelle anglo has a
traditional riveted action. The action makes the instrument
like a high priced vintage
The instrument comes with an easy to
understand tutor, especially written for this
It will teach the basics of playing concertina, 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.).