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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.

Tabaczka, Ray

  • Ludington, Michigan
  • Band Leader, Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1998)

Ray Tabaczka; 1998

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Tansek, Charlie

  • Canton, Ohio
  • Band Leader, Composer, Musician
  • Bands: Charlie Tansek and The Chicago Tradition, The Harmony Knights

Charlie Tansek; undated Charlie Tansek and The Chicago Tradition; undated Charlie Tansek; 2006 Charlie Hyatt and Charlie Tansek; 2008

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Taylor, Harty (1905 – 1963)

  • Mount Vernon, Kentucky
  • Composer, Musician
  • Bands: Cumberland Ridge Runners, Karl and Harty

Harty Taylor; 1936 Karl Davis, Doc Hopkins, Harty Taylor; 1937 Harty Taylor; 1961

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Teikowski, Ed

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Musician, Retailer, Teacher
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1976)

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Terasek, Roger

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Musician, Promoter
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1999)

Roger Terasek; 1999

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Thein, John

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Musician

John Thein; 1920

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Theis, Chuck

  • Muskegon, Michigan
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2002)

Chuck Theis; 2002

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Thiel, Chuck

  • Lester Prairie, Minnesota
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: The Jolly Ramblers
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2012)

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Thomas, Carol

  • Texas
  • Musician
  • Bands: St. Joe Concertina Club

Carol Thomas, Stanley Yagelski, Ken Yagelski; 1990 Carol Thomas; 1991 Clarence Tylisz, Al Cholewa, Carol Thomas; unknown

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Thull, Randy

  • Kewaskum, Wisconsin
  • Musician

Randy Thull; 2007

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Tolpa, William (1958 – )

  • Remsen, New York
  • Musician
  • Bands: Eagles Polka Band, Melodic Sounds

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Towalski, Richard (Li’l Richard) (1942 – 2001)

  • Oak Park, Illinois
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Li’l Richard and The Polka All Stars, Lil’ Wally, Marion Lush, Eddie Zima
  • Honors: Named Polka General of Chicago by Mayor Richard J. Daley (1969), United Polka Association – Song Writer of the Year (1977), United Polka Association – Song Writer of the Year (1998)

Li'l Richard Towalski; undated Li'l Richard Towalski; undated Li'l Richard Towalski; undated

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Tretow, Vernon

  • Franklin, Wisconsin
  • Musician
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (2005)

John Pelczynski and Vernin Tretow; 2005 Concertina Millie Kaminski and Vern Tretow; 2006 Vernon Tretow; 2006

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Tucholski (Tucker), Al

  • Buffalo, New York
  • Composer, Musician
  • Bands: Alpine Village Concertina Club, Buffalo Concertina All-Stars
  • Honors: World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame (1990)

Al Tucholski, Frank Stanczewski, Joe Spila, Joe Noworyta, Casey Kliszak and Len Jaskowiak; 1970 Frank Stanczewski and Al Tucholski; undated

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Turner, James

James Turner; 2009

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Tylisz, Clarence (1923 – 2000)

  • Michigan City, Indiana
  • Bandleader, Musician
  • Bands: Clarence Tylisz and His Happy Notes, St. Joe Concertina Club

Dick Kamont, Clarence Tylisz, Stanley Yagelski, Rick Yagelski; 1975 Dick Kamont, Clarence Tylisz, Stanley Yagelski, Rick Yagelski; 1975 Clarence Tylisz, Al Cholewa, Carol Thomas; unknown

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