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Title: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Dunny on August 16, 2019, 07:05:04 PM
The slumbering elves have been prodded with a sharp stick, and with much muttering have booked the Fleece and Village hall for 8th and 9th February 2020. The venue is so popular that we've had to get in early!

Announcements regarding tutors to follow in due course and bookings will open early October.

Watch this space :D
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on August 16, 2019, 09:26:39 PM
Just to say that I've had a couple of messages already asking for inside info - I'm stepping down from such an active role on organising this year so you'll have to hassle someone else, or better still leave them alone to weave their magic for now.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on August 16, 2019, 09:52:17 PM
It's a  long weekend from Skye....but  I'm thinking about it. Even though I'm (still) a D/G free zone.

Absolutely commended to absolute beginners anywhere within 500 miles.

Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Lester on August 16, 2019, 09:54:33 PM
It's a  long weekend from Skye....but  I'm thinking about it. Even though I'm (still) a D/G free zone.

Absolutely commended to absolute beginners anywhere within 500 miles.
There will always be a loan box available
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: MikeK on August 16, 2019, 10:07:43 PM
The slumbering elves have been prodded with a sharp stick, and with much muttering have booked the Fleece and Village hall for 8th and 9th February 2020. The venue is so popular that we've had to get in early
.

For a moment there ,I thought it meant the Fleece and Village hall at Dolphinholme, near Lancaster.

Now, that would have been very convenient.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Dunny on September 17, 2019, 04:55:49 PM
Well, STUFF is happening - tutors are being lined up, workshops are being planned (I hope) and there is much keyboard tapping in evidence.

This will be our eighth year - gulp!

Bookings will commence early October - not long now  8)
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Dunny on October 03, 2019, 09:35:54 AM
The Playgroup Elves are nearly ready to open bookings  :Ph

Watch this space!
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Chris Rayner on October 04, 2019, 10:23:29 AM
Tenterhooks is what I’m on.😬
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Richard Shaul on October 04, 2019, 11:03:41 AM
I've never previously seen the word "tenterhooks" written down. Having seen it, I had to look into its origins. I now know that a tenter was a large wooden frame used to stretch cloth while it was drying, and the tenter hooks were nails used to hook the cloth to the frame.

Melnet, as educational as ever!
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Dunny on October 04, 2019, 02:24:38 PM
TaDaaaaaaaaaah

Bookings are now open for our eighth Melodeon Playgroup  8)

https://melodeonplaygroup.wordpress.com/sign-up/   is the place to go, and (oddly enough) https://melodeonplaygroup.wordpress.com is the place to go for details.

We've already had one person sign up before telling anyone. Spooky.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: pete /acorn on October 04, 2019, 02:48:48 PM
Acorn Instruments will be there again with new and this year more pre owned instruments.

Come and say hello even if you are not involved with tuition,

www.acorninstruments.co.uk
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on October 04, 2019, 02:56:01 PM
Blimey, five improvers places taken already.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on October 04, 2019, 03:01:59 PM
Blimey, five improvers places taken already.

Seven emails now....  :|||: (:) (:)
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Dunny on October 05, 2019, 01:47:35 PM
We must be getting something right - 24 hours after opening the bookings we only have five places left for the Improvers' workshop  ;D

There are plenty of spaces for Absolute Beginners and Beginners, but only at the moment, so get in quickly!
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on October 05, 2019, 07:22:34 PM
It's a  long weekend from Skye....but  I'm thinking about it. Even though I'm (still) a D/G free zone.

Absolutely commended to absolute beginners anywhere within 500 miles.
There will always be a loan box available
I may need to take you up on that......if the elves will let me back.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on October 05, 2019, 07:26:45 PM
It's a  long weekend from Skye....but  I'm thinking about it. Even though I'm (still) a D/G free zone.

Absolutely commended to absolute beginners anywhere within 500 miles.
There will always be a loan box available
I may need to take you up on that......if the elves will let me back.

Always welcome, would be great to see you.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Dunny on October 08, 2019, 12:29:16 PM
Wow! Our Improvers' class is full - however we do have a standby list in operation should there be any drop-outs (so to speak!)

There are still spaces available for Absolute Beginners and Beginners.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Sharon on October 29, 2019, 05:38:42 PM
Wow! Our Improvers' class is full - however we do have a standby list in operation should there be any drop-outs (so to speak!)

There are still spaces available for Absolute Beginners and Beginners.

Looking forward to it - I’ve booked for improvers and a friend is coming to the absolute beginners 🙂 I’ve just booked up to stay at the pub in my small campervan - will be the earliest in the year I’ve stayed in the van - will be packing all the duvets lol!
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: pete /acorn on October 29, 2019, 05:47:00 PM
 - will be packing all the duvets lol!

I suggest a pair of thick socks,works wonders in a van in winter
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on October 29, 2019, 05:56:27 PM
Looking forward to it - I’ve booked for improvers and a friend is coming to the absolute beginners 🙂 I’ve just booked up to stay at the pub in my small campervan - will be the earliest in the year I’ve stayed in the van - will be packing all the duvets lol!

Yeah were in our van too - not quite the earliest in the year, we once camped at Straw Bear in our old Bongo but it's pretty early.  I hear the camping space is getting very full so we are certainly not the only ones.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Sharon on October 29, 2019, 07:35:00 PM
- will be packing all the duvets lol!

I suggest a pair of thick socks,works wonders in a van in winter

Ah, fear not - I will have woolly socks! I dye wool and I’ve got an antique sock knitting machine so I have no excuse for having cold feet 🤣
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Sharon on October 29, 2019, 07:37:46 PM
Looking forward to it - I’ve booked for improvers and a friend is coming to the absolute beginners 🙂 I’ve just booked up to stay at the pub in my small campervan - will be the earliest in the year I’ve stayed in the van - will be packing all the duvets lol!

Yeah were in our van too - not quite the earliest in the year, we once camped at Straw Bear in our old Bongo but it's pretty early.  I hear the camping space is getting very full so we are certainly not the only ones.

Great, we can all huddle together for warmth 😆
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on November 08, 2019, 07:56:30 PM
Meanwhile the long range forecast is for a hard January/February.....Just to cheer up the campers. On the plus side if Bretforton gets snowed in and you are camping you will only have to get in on the Friday then sit/play it out for the duration.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: voyager on December 21, 2019, 07:35:28 PM
HiI also would like to join the beginners class if poss, if ok will book Prem Inn before next week 8/9th Feb is this still correct

Regards

Dave
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on December 21, 2019, 07:39:52 PM
Hi Voyager

I've taken a step back from the organisation this year, but the sign-up mechanism remains the same, please register via the website:
Melodeon Playgroup sign-up (https://melodeonplaygroup.wordpress.com/sign-up/)
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: malcolmbebb on December 21, 2019, 07:48:14 PM
HiI also would like to join the beginners class if poss, if ok will book Prem Inn before next week 8/9th Feb is this still correct
Hi Dave,
Still room in the beginners - as Helena said, just wander over to the website.


And please remember folks, if you've booked and you find you can't make it, please let us know - especially improvers - so we can offer the place to somebody else.
Cheers
Malcolm
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on January 06, 2020, 10:24:48 PM
That's me booked 2 nights at the Premier Inn......Given the number of "heroes" that seem to be C/Glamping  this year I hope I won't be eating breakfast alone!!!

If the Fleece had showers I'd think about camping.... it would be nice not to have to drive after chucking out time but...



Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: malcolmbebb on January 06, 2020, 10:35:31 PM
Many of us get taxis to and from the Fleece.  A tenner for a taxi among four isn't too painful. It's usually not difficult to find someone to share.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on January 06, 2020, 11:48:47 PM
Taxi sounds good and a tenner sounds very reasonable...but if Deo comes with me I wll have to use the car....and  can give others a lift.
I'll decide whether to bring herself or not much closer to the date.

Deo likes melodeons, fiddles, pub food and open fires.....dislikes guitars and banjos.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: pete /acorn on January 20, 2020, 09:08:23 PM
I will have loan instruments with me for those who are would like to borrow them.

Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on January 20, 2020, 09:34:53 PM
Deo likes melodeons, fiddles, pub food and open fires.....dislikes guitars and banjos.

Deo likes cheesy chips.  I know this from experience.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on February 05, 2020, 09:59:30 PM
Will anyone be upset if I bring my AD as well as my DG and PA?



Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: malcolmbebb on February 05, 2020, 10:02:18 PM
No need to bring the PA, they have plenty of firewood.  >:E >:E >:E
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: malcolmbebb on February 05, 2020, 10:03:48 PM
...although I can't see it being a problem. However, having all three and a dog in the Pewter room could become a bit of a challenge.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on February 05, 2020, 10:04:30 PM
No need to bring the PA, they have plenty of firewood.

The PA in question is Helena's spare cheesy chip disposal unit.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Squeaky Pete on February 05, 2020, 10:06:42 PM
Is AD assistance dog?
Cos he could chew the corners of the PA for you.

Actually I'd quite like to get to this, but this year is already planning out very different from what I expected.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: malcolmbebb on February 05, 2020, 10:07:42 PM
No need to bring the PA, they have plenty of firewood.

The PA in question is Helena's spare cheesy chip disposal unit.
Furry four-legged PA? No problem.  ;D (cheesy grin, as close as I can get on here)
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Sharon on February 05, 2020, 10:41:06 PM
Looking forward to it - I’ve booked for improvers and a friend is coming to the absolute beginners 🙂 I’ve just booked up to stay at the pub in my small campervan - will be the earliest in the year I’ve stayed in the van - will be packing all the duvets lol!

Yeah were in our van too - not quite the earliest in the year, we once camped at Straw Bear in our old Bongo but it's pretty early.  I hear the camping space is getting very full so we are certainly not the only ones.

OMG the weather forecast is not nice, esp Saturday night/ Sunday! I’ve stayed in my van in Scotland in some pretty grim weather but more worried about driving home on Sunday 😕
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on February 08, 2020, 01:11:44 AM
The journey from Skye was fine....the journey to Skye....well I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Sharon on February 08, 2020, 09:13:03 PM
The journey from Skye was fine....the journey to Skye....well I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Wow - I didn’t realise you’d come so far! I’ve been up to Skye 3 times now - love it up there. Your dog is gorgeous btw 😍 I missed my boy - was nice to get home to him today.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: doctordoom on February 09, 2020, 12:30:16 PM
A big thanks to all Elves,  tutors and staff at the Fleece,  much appreciated the Playgroup weekend.
Remember anyone in the Bristol area  / North Somerset is very welcome at our Well known tunes at a steady pace  session in Pill Memorial club every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8pm,  all melody instruments are welcome but melodeons are more welcome.
Misquote from Animal Farm!  Next booking is February 18th.
Hope to see you all next year,  cheers John du Heaume. 
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on February 09, 2020, 12:48:23 PM
The journey from Skye was fine....the journey to Skye....well I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Ah, now if only there was a bridge your journey home would be easier.  Good to see you and Deó even if we didn't get a chance to share a plate of cheesy chips this year.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on February 12, 2020, 12:42:06 AM
Taing Mhor- A big thanks to the elves, The Fleece and everyone else at Playgroup.
It was well worth the journey from Skye....not so sure about the journey back, which turned into a three day epic, with my intended route blocked/delayed at various points by flooding, high winds and snow. Got in an hour ago.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on February 20, 2020, 09:09:07 AM
Lesson of the weekend...In an English session you ususally play a tune AABB x 3 Right??

When in e.g. Dorset 4 hand Reel the dots show a repeat at the end of the A and at the end of the B, is playing it straight through as written AABB or just AB?
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Lester on February 20, 2020, 09:13:25 AM
Lesson of the weekend...In an English session you ususally play a tune AABB x 3 Right??

When in e.g. Dorset 4 hand Reel the dots show a repeat at the end of the A and at the end of the B, is playing it straight through as written AABB or just AB?


Mostly we play 16 bar As and 16 bar Bs.
So if the A is written as 8 bars it's 2 As
If the A is written as 8 bars with repeats it's 1 A
If the A is a 16 bar it's 1 A.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 20, 2020, 09:53:32 AM
...In an English session you ususally play a tune AABB x 3 Right??
Further to Lester's reply - yes, the general custom these days is to play through a tune three times (including repeats) and then go on to a second tune, also played three times. It's up to the person who started the tune to call the changes. Sometimes - this happens at Whitby Folk Week English sessions, for example - if a particular tune is going really well and people are clearly enjoying it, we might play it perhaps 5 or 6 times.

However, it hasn't always been like that and it also depends where you are. When I lived in South Wales in the 1980s, the sessions I went to used to play 'two and two': tune 1 twice through, tune 2 twice through, tune 1 twice, tune 2 twice, etc. repeating the pattern perhaps three or four times. (Yes - I know it was Wales and not England, but we typically played a mixture of Welsh and English tunes).

Personally, I love it when a single tune is played many times: (a) it gives a chance to really develop the tune and (b) it gives more opportunity for those who don't know the tune to start to learn it. It can be frustrating to have just started to pick up the tune on the third time round only to have to leave it behind when the whole room moves on to the next tune.  ::)
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Winston Smith on February 20, 2020, 10:01:05 AM
"AABB x 3"

And there was poor Sir Jimmy (or was it one of the Wypers) getting wrong for mixing his tunes in another thread!
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Theo on February 20, 2020, 10:54:00 AM
It does depend where you are and how well the tunes are going.  Sessions I go to here in the northeast are much more flexible and its up to the person starting a set how many times to play through and indeed how many tunes to play in a set. If a tune is going well it gets played more, if nobody joins in a tune it might only get played once then move on. If a really appealing new tune crops up people will call for it to be played again the better to learn it. Sometimes the same tunes are played as a set, but often they get played in different combinations, it just depends on who started the set.  It's a musical conversation, and like any conversation listening is crucial.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Helena Handcart on February 20, 2020, 11:00:12 AM
Sometimes the same tunes are played as a set, but often they get played in different combinations, it just depends on who started the set.  It's a musical conversation, and like any conversation listening is crucial.

Exactly this. Two As, two Bs, three times is a good rule of thumb when away from home  - in festival sessions or when visiting other areas of the country. I wouldn't necessarily stick to it at home though - especially when I am playing with friends who I regularly play with - sometimes we play them in a different way just 'cos that's the way we play them. 

I'm more careful about the two As, two Bs stuff when running a steady speed session because it is more helpful to beginner/intermediate players who are unused to sessions but in that environment three times is often not enough so four or five times through is quite usual.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Phil B on February 20, 2020, 11:14:43 AM
"It's a musical conversation and like any conversation listening is crucial" Quote from Theo.
Could not be put any better Theo  Phil B
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on February 20, 2020, 11:21:31 PM

What I am really struggling to fix in my mind is how many bars thre are in a tune....
The dots for Dorset 4 hand give 8 bars and repeat, then a second eight bars and repeat.
As written Is the A part 8 bars or 16?

Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 21, 2020, 12:54:31 AM
What I am really struggling to fix in my mind is how many bars thre are in a tune....

It depends how it is notated. Most traditional tunes were around and being played before they were ever written down.

Quote
The dots for Dorset 4 hand give 8 bars and repeat, then a second eight bars and repeat.
In 4/4 time, that is how it is usually notated and played.

Quote
As written Is the A part 8 bars or 16?
As written in conventional notation, the A-music has 8 bars, but these are shown as repeated (musical notation shorthand to save writing out in full), so you get 16 bars played in total. It's the number of bars played which is important, because that's how it fits the dance. The B-music has the same structure. So the Dorset Four Hand Reel*, like many other English tunes of similar structure and tempo, can be described as a 32-bar polka*.

* Let's not get into the difference between a reel and a polka. In this instance the word 'Reel' in the title of the tune has more to do with describing part of the dance steps (reel = hey, a figure-of-eight movement) than the fast, even running of notes characteristic of a Scottish or Irish reel.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on February 21, 2020, 07:59:51 AM
I am not getting a simple answer to a v simple question...at Melodeon playgroup I started Dorset 4 hand reel and then did something that breached the local way of playing the tune... Lester said AA BB or something to tht effect.

I may well have skipped the repeat of the first 8 bars but I don't know.

In this context is the A music 8 bars or 16?

Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 21, 2020, 08:23:12 AM
I am not getting a simple answer to a v simple question...at Melodeon playgroup I started Dorset 4 hand reel and then did something that breached the local way of playing the tune... Lester said AA BB or something to tht effect.

I may well have skipped the repeat of the first 8 bars but I don't know.

In this context is the A music 8 bars or 16?
Sorry if I didn't make it clear in my previous reply. I thought I had.
The total A-music is 16 bars as played. If you look at the written music, it is normally notated as 8 bars with a repeat sign, so 2 x 8 bars = 16 bars. That is the equivalent of AA
I don't know how I can describe this any more clearly.

Video (with piano accordion, sorry!) and written music here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OxDwG1RfRo
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: malcolmbebb on February 21, 2020, 08:26:20 AM
As I recall we played the A as sixteen bars. We played those sixteen bars twice.
So the answer to your question is sixteen.

The sixteen bars, as Steve points out, is made up of eight bars with a repeat. As it happens.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Winston Smith on February 21, 2020, 08:35:25 AM
From what's been written here, it would seem like the answer is "Whatever the 'group' decide at the time."
The confusion seems to stem from this A and B part description, which often confuses me, as it doesn't always tally with the music as it is written. Those who, primarily, play for dance don't seem to have this problem, in my experience.

Malcolm's answer endorses my view, in that the written music has a repeat, but then the whole section (which has been deemed to be the A part) including the repeat, is repeated again. Only members of a particular "group" would know that.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 21, 2020, 09:05:51 AM
As I recall we played the A as sixteen bars. We played those sixteen bars twice...
Well, I wasn't there of course, but what you've described would give you a 32-bar A-music. That's not how it's normally played...  ???

Here's a video showing the dance and music: After an introductory A-music there are 2 x 8 = 16 bars of A-music and 2 x 8 = 16 bars of B-music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh0KnHYGhDU
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Theo on February 21, 2020, 09:11:42 AM
It’s not difficult. If you play by yourself then you can play as many or as few repeats as you like.  If you are in a band or session, just listen to the others and play what they play.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: malcolmbebb on February 21, 2020, 09:12:40 AM
Not a 32 bar A, a sixteen bar A played twice, as in AA.

But on further reflection, there were two separate sessions and I'm not sure that Peadar was in the same one as me anyway.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Lester on February 21, 2020, 10:03:10 AM
I am not getting a simple answer to a v simple question...at Melodeon playgroup I started Dorset 4 hand reel and then did something that breached the local way of playing the tune... Lester said AA BB or something to tht effect.

I may well have skipped the repeat of the first 8 bars but I don't know.

In this context is the A music 8 bars or 16?

Ignoring repeat marks for the benefit of discussion.

From what I remember you played only the 8 bars of the WG A music whereas it is normal in English circles to play it twice to make it 16 bars in length, again with the B the tune is only 8 bars so it is normally played twice to total 16 bars thus giving a 32 bar tune.


Tune in full as normally played attached
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Lester on February 21, 2020, 10:04:40 AM

Not a 32 bar A, a sixteen bar A played twice, as in AA.

But on further reflection, there were two separate sessions and I'm not sure that Peadar was in the same one as me anyway.

I know of no tunes standard where you would play a 32 bar A music as this would generate a 64 bar tune???
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Hugh Taylor on February 21, 2020, 10:36:35 AM
But A parts are not always 8 bars are they? How about 16 bar tunes as below. I would say that the A is 4 bars, and the tune played is 2A2B, making a total of 16 bars.

X:1
T:Leather Bottle
S:Matthew Beetham mss
C:Arr. M Kermode & Hugh Taylor
N:Original tune written in 2/4, and open to interpretation.
N:This is one such interpretation
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:D
|:D2FA D2 FA|df ed dc BA|df df df ed|1 cA Bc d4:|2 cA Bc d2 cd|
|:e2 cA e2 cA|gf ed cB AG|FG AB Af ed|1 cA Bc d2 cd:|2 cA Bc d4||G:|
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Lester on February 21, 2020, 11:40:53 AM
But A parts are not always 8 bars are they? How about 16 bar tunes as below. I would say that the A is 4 bars, and the tune played is 2A2B, making a total of 16 bars.
Which is probably why I said
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Mostly we play 16 bar As and 16 bar Bs.



Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Peadar on February 21, 2020, 11:36:49 PM
"From what I remember you played only the 8 bars of the WG A music whereas it is normal in English circles to play it twice to make it 16 bars in length, again with the B the tune is only 8 bars so it is normally played twice to total 16 bars thus giving a 32 bar tune."

Thanks Lester. I shall stop trying to play 32 bars worth of A music.

Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: malcolmbebb on February 28, 2020, 04:42:52 PM
Some people were asking about workshops and events in the east of England. If you haven't already found it, the EATMT cover a wide range of folk activities and their plans include melodeon workshops.
You can join the mailing list on their website here (http://www.eatmt.org.uk/) to get advance news of planned activities.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Rob Lands on February 28, 2020, 07:19:15 PM
The EATMT circular today suggest a free read workshop in late March 2021. I am sure Steve Dumpleton will up something when he and they have decided more.
Title: Re: Melodeon Playgroup 2020
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 29, 2020, 01:27:27 AM
The EATMT circular today suggest a free read workshop in late March 2021. I am sure Steve Dumpleton will up something when he and they have decided more.
Yes, we are planning to run an event similar to the old 'Melodeons and More' day of workshops on 27th March 2021, based in and around Burwell House in Cambridgeshire (between Newmarket and Ely). It's early days yet but we are hoping to have perhaps up to 10 workshops catering for players of melodeons, anglo concertinas, English concertinas and piano accordions, for all ability levels. Also an evening concert. More details to come over the next few weeks and months but for now, put the date in your diaries. I'll start a separate thread  (http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,25134.msg299106.html#msg299106)so as not to hijack this one. Please address any replies there (http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,25134.msg299106.html#msg299106).
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