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Title: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Andy Next Tune on November 02, 2017, 11:29:22 AM
Just received this information from Laura Cannell (Director) after asking the question of EATMT.....

"Thanks for your email. There is no Melodeons & More planned for early 2018.

But there will be news on Melodeon events in early 2018 for the year ahead."

Not unexpected, but marks the end of an era  :(
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 02, 2017, 12:01:29 PM
Not unexpected, but marks the end of an era  :(

Or the end of another era, given that Melodeons at Witney is now the super squeeze event. Double :( :(
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 02, 2017, 01:01:14 PM
But at least you can look forward to Melodeons in Wensleydale (http://melodeonsinwensleydale.org.uk).  (:)

According to their newsletter, EATMT have a Traditional Music Day event planned on 15th September 2018 to be held in 'a town in north Suffolk'*. So it won't be at the usual Stowmarket Museum of East Anglian Life and its lovely friendly grounds and big barn.  :(

* Laura Cannell's area (new director of EATMT). So - Brandon? Bungay, Beccles?

Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 02, 2017, 01:16:55 PM
Not forgetting Melodeon Playgroup for beginner to intermediate level players. Also some other melodeon related loveliness in the South West London/Surrey area to look forward to, of which more later  (:)
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Mike Carney on November 02, 2017, 02:00:53 PM
But at least you can look forward to Melodeons in Wensleydale (http://melodeonsinwensleydale.org.uk).  (:)

According to their newsletter, EATMT have a Traditional Music Day event planned on 15th September 2018 to be held in 'a town in north Suffolk'*. So it won't be at the usual Stowmarket Museum of East Anglian Life and its lovely friendly grounds and big barn.  :(
It is hard coping with change of this kind, I think, especially as these long-held events have for me had a big role in helping my playing and learning develop. Like you, Steve, I will certainly miss not being at the Museum of East Anglian Life, which  has been a terrific event the times we have been.
And you rightly point out that new good stuff comes along as well, like Wensleydale, which I am sure will be simply fab. Maybe it is right to share further round the county of Suffolk the joys of melodeon... :||:
It's when it all comes at once that it takes a bit of adjusting to.
M


Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Andy Next Tune on November 02, 2017, 05:07:36 PM
I think it is part of a grand conspiracy to stop large numbers of melodeon players from congregating in one place in a vain attempt to stop the spread of melodeons.   
They'll never learn >:E
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Rees on November 02, 2017, 06:48:50 PM
I think it is part of a grand conspiracy to stop large numbers of melodeon players from congregating in one place in a vain attempt to stop the spread of melodeons.   
They'll never learn >:E

Then again it may be due to Health and Safety issues as one grenade would wipe them out.
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: squeezy on November 03, 2017, 12:25:50 AM
very sad!  I hope it will come back in 2019
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: gurdypad3 on November 03, 2017, 09:59:57 AM
However, this might soften the blow; We have six members of La Chavannée, inc. Frederic Paris, coming to Hadleigh (Suffolk) for our weekend of French & Breton Music & Dance on the weekend of 6th. & 7th. April 2018. Concert on friday, workshops & evening Bal on saturday with Bof! Dave Shepherd & La Chavannée. Limited tickets. Regulars will get priority. websight;  www.hadleighfolk.org.uk
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: ladydetemps on November 16, 2017, 12:56:58 PM
I've only just found this out and it makes me sad. It was a highlight of my year. And living in Essex it was something I could make an effort once a year to go to. It was always my melodeon-a-versary
I hope it does return. 
Oh, well...more money for going to comicons instead.
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 16, 2017, 05:31:51 PM
I've only just found this out and it makes me sad. It was a highlight of my year. And living in Essex it was something I could make an effort once a year to go to. It was always my melodeon-a-versary
I hope it does return. 
Oh, well...more money for going to comicons instead.
Hi Sarah,  :|||:

Hope you will decide to go to the new event next September. It's not really that much further than Mendlesham; another 20 minutes in the car further north I would say.



Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: ladydetemps on November 16, 2017, 06:36:07 PM
I've only just found this out and it makes me sad. It was a highlight of my year. And living in Essex it was something I could make an effort once a year to go to. It was always my melodeon-a-versary
I hope it does return. 
Oh, well...more money for going to comicons instead.
Hi Sarah,  :|||:

Hope you will decide to go to the new event next September. It's not really that much further than Mendlesham; another 20 minutes in the car further north I would say.
I will wait and see what is announced. It will be nice if all the old gang are there.

Do you remember this Steve my first m&m
https://youtu.be/xE9Q8duhM_o

Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 16, 2017, 06:42:27 PM
I've only just found this out and it makes me sad. It was a highlight of my year. And living in Essex it was something I could make an effort once a year to go to. It was always my melodeon-a-versary
I hope it does return. 
Oh, well...more money for going to comicons instead.

You can always come back to Playgroup - we have an improvers class now and all the old gang will be there  :|||: :||: :|||:
Title: Re: Melodeons No More, 2018
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 16, 2017, 08:51:42 PM
...Do you remember this Steve my first m&m
https://youtu.be/xE9Q8duhM_o
Yes - I do indeed remember it! I believe I was responsible for persuading you to buy that very box!
I have a few more wrinkles and grey hairs now... :|bl