Hall of Fame – 2003
Ken Yagelski of Virginia Beach, Virginia has dedicated his life to playing and promoting the chemnitzer concertina. Ken learned to play the concertina from his father and has been performing with the concertina since he was twelve. He has mentored many novice musicians. He was a charter member of the St. Joe Concertina Club and continues to support many concertina events throughout the country.
Ken conceived, designed, and produced the ConcertinaMusic.com website beginning in 1996, and it has since evolved to become the Internet home for the United States Concertina Association and World Concertina Congress. Through the years, Ken has managed the website’s free sheet music library with thousands of song titles provided by concertina musicians from around the world.