The renowned concertina makers Colin and Rosalie Dipper have been creating instruments for over 50 years and they will share their experience and expertise in this illustrated talk about the history and development of design and manufacture. This won’t be a date-by-date survey but an appreciation of the complexity of creating a new musical instrument. They will address how understanding the design of the instruments helps us to maintain them and assists us in exploring their best playing characteristics. They will also examine the area of repair ethics: what you glue with what to what and why. Don’t miss this unique event as Colin and Rosalie share their wealth of knowledge and experience with those attending Consairtín.