Links - General Resources
|The abc home page
abc is a fantastic way to share tunes over the internet. This page is a comprehensive resource on the system with links to software packages and tune lists too.
l'Accordéonaire French music blog
Personal blog by USA based melnet member Gary Chapin.
A huge internet resource for all things squeezeable compiled by Jeroen Nijhof.
Christian's Bandoneon page
Lots of information on the Bandoneon including history, keyboard layouts etc.
Similar to these pages, but dedicated to the concertina with a North American slant and based in Canada. A fantastic resource for the Concertina Player.
Quarterly magazine for lovers of accordion, anglo-concertina, harmonica and bandoneon. Dutch language, published on paper.
East Anglian Traditional Music Trust (EATMT)
Based in Suffolk, England, the EATMT is run by Katie and John Howson to increase awareness and promote the playing of East Anglian folk music. Along with other events, EATMT runs the "Melodeons in mid-Suffolk" workshop day. They have a stock of instruments for hire too.
The English Folk Dance and Song Society. With HQ at Cecil Sharp House in London this organization not only houses the Vaughn Williams Memorial Library, a rich heritage resource of folk manuscripts and literature but also put on many events, both for entertainment and education.
A UK based news site dedicated to folk music, full of reviews and all the latest news & gossip.
Now housed at The Sage, Gateshead, Folkworks is a highly successful educational arts project focussing on traditional music. They r have a full calender of educational teaching weeks and weekends.
Personal blog by melnet member Christopher K with photos of a great variety of old Hohners, among other things.
Lewes Saturday Folk Workshops
Based at Lewes in Sussex, UK, and organised by Valmai Goodyear. All sorts of folk workshopos, including melodeon by a range of tutors.
Melodeons at Witney
Run by Dave Townsend of Hands On Music, this annual teaching weekend is a great way to meet other melodeon players, learn from experienced teachers and browse the melodeon stalls for your next model.
Musical Traditions Website
Run by melodeon and English traditional guru, Rod Stradling. Mustrad is full of information, reviews and strong opinions!
The Mudcat Cafe
A US based website with the most mind-boggling array of information on traditional music. Home of the Digital Tradition song database and a very well established folk and traditional forum.
The Pretty Complete Guide to Squeezeboxes
Some very useful information about all instruments in the accordion family. Originally published as a book by Wendy Morrison, but now out of print.
Irish orientated site with database of sessions, discussion forum and an archive of tunes in abc and recordings
Dutch melodoeon site run by Steven de Bruin.
pdf of Hohner models list
Originally published in the book "History Unfolds" which celebrated 100 years of Hohner accordion production. The list is not complete but is still useful.
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