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Title: Mel Biggs & Remco Sietsema - workshop and concert series December 2017
Post by: MelonBox on October 19, 2017, 01:29:44 PM
We all like melodeon music, right?! So surely you'd jump at the chance to see two exciting, exuberant, young melodeon players creating something special together?! Well, you're in luck! Here's your chance to spend a whole day/evening in the company of Remco Sietsema (NL) and Melanie Biggs (UK) learning some of their own compositions and then enjoying them in concert.

Wednesday 6th - House Concert, Swadlincote
Thursday 7th - The Bell Inn, Adderbury
Saturday 9th - The Eagle & Spur, Cookley, Worcs. (Workshop day and evening concert)

Can you host an intimate house/pub/village hall room concert on Friday 8th or Sunday 10th? Please get in touch as we are trying to fill in those dates! mel@melbiggsmusic.co.uk

Facebook events:
House concert: https://www.facebook.com/events/364881437281082/?ti=cl
Adderbury: https://www.facebook.com/events/481795315537345/?ti=cl
Cookley: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628764823821039/?ti=cl
Title: Re: Mel Biggs & Remco Sietsema - workshop and concert series December 2017
Post by: MelonBox on October 24, 2017, 02:46:42 PM
Wet your appetite:

https://youtu.be/0YpKN_K8mfI
Title: Re: Mel Biggs & Remco Sietsema - workshop and concert series December 2017
Post by: MelonBox on November 14, 2017, 03:02:43 PM
Hello everyone! I hope some of you will be able to make our concerts and workshops! So happy to have filled our little week with some lovely venues. Below are the dates and links to Facebook events for further details.

****Remco Sietsema & Mel Biggs: Accordion Duo mini 5 date tour, December 2017****

Wednesday 6th - House Concert (round my gaff!)
Concert 7:30pm Contact mel@melbiggsmusic.co.uk
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/364881437281082/

Thursday 7th - The Bell Inn Adderbury
Concert 8pm Tickets: Sandra Shallis 01295 810338
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481795315537345/

Friday 8th - St Dominic's Catholic Club, Newcastle
Concert 8pm Tickets: nigelbrace@aol.com
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/520381451656968/

Saturday 9th - The Eagle and Spur, Cookley, Worcestershire
Workshops 1-6pm Concert 8pm Tickets: workshops@melbiggsmusic.co.uk
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628764823821039/

Sunday 10th - Jaz & Jul's Chocolate House, 1 Chapter Road, Islington, N1 9EZ
Workshop 6pm Concert 8pm Tickets: www.folkonmonday.co.uk
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/127951641218616/

Multi-talented accordionist, Mel Biggs (Moirai), is joined by the inimitable Dutch musician and actor, Remco Sietsema, in this dynamic diatonic accordion duo.

"A melting pot of English melodies, original compositions and multi-layered rhythmical improvisations. The natural ease with which these two hit it off musically is felt by all who draw near to marvel at their joy and vivacity. Now they want to share that joy with you!"

Remco, from Amsterdam, has a developed a deeply rhytmical style based in world music; working genres like funk, reggae and folk into a completely new and vibrant sound. Working as a musician and actor across the Netherlands; he played the role of Songman in the Dutch version of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’.

Mel, based in Derbyshire UK, performs with Anglo-European trio Moirai. Whilst her punchy playing style is firmly rooted in the heart of traditional English dance music, she has spread her musical branches wide and draws inspiration from other Northern European dance styles.
Title: Re: Mel Biggs & Remco Sietsema - workshop and concert series December 2017
Post by: robotmay on November 15, 2017, 10:04:28 PM
Aw it would have been nice to see you at the Adderbury one, but unfortunately that's the same night as my work christmas do. You'll get a great audience there though, I'm sure you'll both really enjoy it (:)
Title: Re: Mel Biggs & Remco Sietsema - workshop and concert series December 2017
Post by: MelonBox on November 17, 2017, 12:26:37 PM
Thanks Rob :-) I've played there with Moirai before now and it is indeed a great venue. Lots of local friends are coning out to support too. Hoping for a great night!
Title: Re: Mel Biggs & Remco Sietsema - workshop and concert series December 2017
Post by: Nigel on November 19, 2017, 10:17:04 PM
I'm anticipating that we'll get a great turn out in Newcastle on 8 December with some typical Northern hospitality for Mel and Remco. It will be an enjoyable escape from Christmas shopping or those awful Office Parties!
If you want to talk  about booking, please contact me by PM here, email nigelbrace@aol.com, phone on 01207581552 or mob/text on 07767215532.   
Title: Re: Mel Biggs & Remco Sietsema - workshop and concert series December 2017
Post by: playandteach on November 19, 2017, 10:23:23 PM
I can think of nothing better. I might be playing a dress rehearsal of Little Shop of Horrors that night (Newcastle gig) - I'll see what I can do to get there.