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USConcertina.com has assembled a list of Concertina People; individuals who have made a contribution to the chemnitzer concertina through their efforts as bandleaders, composers, innovators, manufacturers, musicians, promoters, retailers, teachers and technicians. Each person is listed by name with basic information about them as well as their contribution to the concertina.

You can browse the list of Concertina People by selecting one of the individual letters from the menu above. Each page includes a list of last names that begin with only that letter. The Search feature may be helpful for finding specific people.

Dahmen, Dale

  • Buffalo, Minnesota
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Dale Dahmen and The Polka Beats, The New Jolly Brewers
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2012)

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Danczyk, Robert

  • Mosinee, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: Polish Memories Band
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2010)

Bob Danczyk; 2009

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Dardzinski, Peter (1964 – )

  • Tewksbury, Massachusetts
  • Musician
  • Bands: TBC, Polka Country Musicians

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Darlak, Jerry (1946 – 2010)

  • Cheektowaga, New York
  • Bandleader (Jerry Darlak and the Buffalo Touch), Musician
  • Bands: Jerry Darlak and the Buffalo Touch, Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Li’l Wally, Marion Lush and the Musical Stars
  • Honors: International Polka Association – Polka Music Hall of Fame (1997), Grammy Award Winner (1987 with Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Polka Celebration) (1994 with Walt Ostanek, Music and Friends), World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2000)

Jerry Darlak; unknown Jerry Darlak; 1976 Jerry Darlak; 2003 Jerry Darlak; 2003

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De Lost, Larence

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Musician

Larence De Lost; 1920

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Deering, Leroy

  • Palatine, Illinois
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2001)

Leroy Deering; 2001 Leroy Deering; 2006 Leroy Deering; 2007

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Dettmer, Bob

  • Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Bob Dettmer; 2006

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Dewitz, Irving

  • Hustisford, Wisconsin
  • Musician, Promoter (concertina club), Teacher
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1978)

Irving Dewitz; undated

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Dickover, Doug (1934 – 2013)

  • Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Bandleader, Manufacturer (Tyroler Concertina), Musician, Teacher, Technician
  • Bands: The Doug Dickover Band, The Jolly Tyrolers Orchestra, Art Fenske and The Jolly Coppersmiths
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2009)

Art Fenske and Doug Dickover; undated Doug and Linda Dickover; 2007 Doug and Linda Dickover; 2007

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Dietz, Jon

  • New Prague, Minnesota
  • Musician

J.D. Check and John Dietz; undated Vinny Lech and Jon Dietz; 2005

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Doberstein, DeWayne (Dobbie The Concertina Man)

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Dobbie The Concertina Man; 2008

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Dobiecki, Benny Carter (1920 – 2006)

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician, Teacher, Technician (Polonia Music House)
  • Bands: Benny Carter Orchestra
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1991)

Benny Carter Dobiecki; undated

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Dobosenski, Jim

  • Cloquet, Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Bands: Doctor Kielbasa

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Doell, Eldred (Al)

  • Greenville, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2007)

Eldred Doell; undated Eldred Doell; undated

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Dolato, Harry J. (1898 – 1997)

  • West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1989)

Harry Dolato; 1987 Harry Dolato; undated Harry Dolato with Grandson; 1988

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Dombrowski, Mark

  • Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Bands: Norm Dombrowski and The Happy Notes

Mark Dombrowski; 2009

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Dombrowski, Walter (1968 – )

  • Norwich, Connecticut
  • Musician
  • Bands: The Beat, Polka Country Musicians, New Brass Reunion Band, Mass Brass

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Domeier, Dennis

  • Fairfax, Minnesota
  • Musician

Dennis Domeier; 2002 Dennis Domeier; 2003 Dennis Domeier; 2015

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Donay, Matt (The Butcher)

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Musician

Matt Donay; 1991

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Dorocke, Steve

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Technician (Star Concertina)

Steve Dorocke; 1996 Steve Dorocke; 1999

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Dorschner, Larry

  • Minnesota
  • Musician
  • Bands: Rainbow Dutchmen
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1999)

Larry Dorschner; 1999

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Dorschner, Randy

  • Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2007)

Randy Dorschner; 2007

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Draeger, George

  • Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Musician

George Draeger; 2009

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Drake, David

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bandleader, Musician

David Drake; 2011

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Drongoski, Richard (Jersey Polka Richie) (1958 – )

  • New Jersey
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Jersey Polka Richie
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2016)

Jersey Polka Richie, Tom Gagnon; 2005 Richard Drongoski, Art Ohotto; 2008 Richard Drongoski; unknown

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Dubiel, Johnnie

  • Princeton, Minnesota
  • Musician

Johnnie Dubiel; 2008

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Dulak, Henry

  • Mesa, Arizona
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2008)

Henry Dulak; 2008 Henry Dulak; 2009

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Dums, George

  • Rib Lake, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2014)

George Dums; 2009

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Durski, Greg (1955 – )

  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Musician
  • Bands: Tony Blazonczyk’s South Side Sound, Chicago Knights

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Dwyer (Harju), Maureen

  • Freesoil, Michigan
  • Musician, Teacher
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2004)

Maureen Harju; 2006

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Dylejko, Joseph

  • Alabaster, Alabama
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2004)

Joseph Dylejko; undated

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Dylong, Ed

  • Forest Park, Illinois
  • Musician

Ed Dylong; 1991

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Dziekan, Hank

  • Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Musician, Promoter

Hank Dziekan; 2008

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