Beginner Concertinas

beginner concertinas

The TINA Beginner Concertina

  • Starter Concertina
  • 30 Key C/G


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The Swift Concertina

  • Quality Beginner Concertina
  • Steel Ends

€799 c/w Hard case

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The Swift RED Concertina (Information)

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The Best Beginner Concertinas with Value for Your Money in Mind.
We are the only maker’s of concertinas in the world who also sell beginner concertinas. We started off by selling accordions primarily and then moved onto our concertinas.
I’ll specify here that we do not hand make our beginner concertinas but we do play a key role in the design of the instruments, especially our latest version, the Swift.
As from day one we have been dealing with teachers, parents and pupils.

One teacher in particular has been telling me for as long as he is buying instruments from me, that the beginner child or adult needs no more than the basic instrument to get started. Mick Brophy says that the basic beginner concertina can be €399 or €799 depending on your pocket, but no one need spend more than this to get started.

Once the student finds that the instrument has done its time and they can’t progress any further with the beginner concertina, than it’s time to find the real instrument. The real concertina Mick is referring to is a hand made instrument and not an expensive and overpriced Chinese Model.

We import 2 different Beginner Concertinas, The first is the Tina Black or Brown and as a basic beginner there is little improvement that can can be done without changing the price which we don’t want to do. We had the maker’s add an extra board under the buttons in order to keep the buttons aligned. This has improved the instrument.
The second we import is the Tina Swift. We have worked with the makers on the Swift beginner concertinas and they have produced a better sounding beginner instrument. Which has individual action and better sounding reeds than the majority of other instrument’s that are twice the price and are wrongly advertised as hand made.
Concertina Model  
ActionShared MechanismSingle Lever Riveted (smooth & trouble free)
Reed PansElevatedFlat for improved sound
EndsBlack & BrownSteel
ReedsBasicQuality (increased size)
StrapLeatherPadded Leather
The key is the C+G 30 button which is the standard key used in Irish Traditional music.
The concertina comes with 6 fold bellows and adjustable straps and comes in a choice of Soft Bag or Hard Case.

This concertina is very good value for money, easy to play and with a high quality sound that improves with time.
We recommend the Swift Concertina for players starting out who would like something with a bit more quality than the basic Tina Brown. The Swift has riveted action, which is very responsive and free of problems.


– Fast Button Action
– Steel Ends
– Leather Bellows
– Stitch Padded Leather Straps
– Quality Reeds
– Quality Hardcase
The Irish Concertina Company

The Irish Concertina Company