John Kirkpatrick

Photo of John Kirkpatrick with accordions on chairs
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“Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever”

Colin Irwin - fRoots

JK “delivers all the boisterous bonhomie and seasonal good cheer anyone could want”

Joan Crump,
English Dance & Song

“The inventiveness and dynamism of John's playing are just as top-notch as one has come to expect of such a perfectionist”

Mike Greenwood - Taplas
Welsh folk magazine

Welcome to the official John Kirkpatrick website

Live shows are picking up at last! Please check these out at the venues listed under Forthcoming Gigs. Itís great to be back and seeing people face-to-face again.

I am still offering online lessons on Anglo concertina, single row and two row melodeons, button accordion, accordion left hand, or song accompaniments, via Zoom or Skype. See the new lessons page for more information.

Or if you just have an irresistible urge to make a random donation, that would be wonderful and greatly appreciated. You can donate at