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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #120 on: July 22, 2017, 06:45:56 PM »

Please correct me if I've missed something, but there doesn't appear to be any melodeon workshops for two row players other than beginners. Is that correct, and if so is there a reason for it?
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #121 on: July 23, 2017, 12:49:04 AM »

Please correct me if I've missed something, but there doesn't appear to be any melodeon workshops for two row players other than beginners. Is that correct, and if so is there a reason for it?
My one-row workshop (Thursday 10 - 11:20) is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced players and last year there were quite a few two-row players attending. Previous to that I held an East Anglian tunes workshop for I/A melodeon players. But other than that, as far as I can recall, there hasn't been an I/A two-row workshop held for a frw years.

Each year, in addition to my beginners melodeon workshops, I submit a range of other workshop proposals to the festival organisers which includes a variety of melodeon workshops for different abilities. It is up to the organisers to choose what they want and they always seem to come up with what's been in the programme for the last few years. I agree it would be nice to have some more advanced melodeon workshops and it might be worth putting the suggestions in to the organisers. There are usually feedback forms and a receiving box in the Festival office.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #122 on: July 23, 2017, 07:14:59 AM »

I filled in a feedback form with exactly that suggestion last year.  I am going again this year but have decided it's not worth buying a season ticket as I have on previous occasions.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #123 on: July 23, 2017, 10:51:45 AM »

Suggested this in the 1980s  ::)  Whitby changes ....  Only slowly, but that is part of its charm

I'm there from the Thursday. Happy to meet informally with others for a skill swap session (and a beer), but when I offered same wrt singing with box 2 years back only one turned up, and then had to leave for stewarding duties  :(
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #124 on: July 23, 2017, 01:05:51 PM »

My one-row workshop (Thursday 10 - 11:20) is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced players and last year there were quite a few two-row players attending. Previous to that I held an East Anglian tunes workshop for I/A melodeon players. But other than that, as far as I can recall, there hasn't been an I/A two-row workshop held for a few years.

Thanks for this Steve. Is there any point attending a one row workshop with a two row?
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2017, 01:09:29 PM »

My one-row workshop (Thursday 10 - 11:20) is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced players and last year there were quite a few two-row players attending. Previous to that I held an East Anglian tunes workshop for I/A melodeon players. But other than that, as far as I can recall, there hasn't been an I/A two-row workshop held for a few years.

Thanks for this Steve. Is there any point attending a one row workshop with a two row?

It's ok Hugh...it's only two one rows stuck together... >:E :|glug
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #126 on: July 23, 2017, 01:39:36 PM »

I'll bring my C one-row. >:E
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #127 on: July 23, 2017, 07:31:21 PM »

My one-row workshop (Thursday 10 - 11:20) is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced players and last year there were quite a few two-row players attending. Previous to that I held an East Anglian tunes workshop for I/A melodeon players. But other than that, as far as I can recall, there hasn't been an I/A two-row workshop held for a few years.

Thanks for this Steve. Is there any point attending a one row workshop with a two row?

Yes of course. There are usually more people with 2-rows than 1-rows. I'll be teaching a lot of RH technique - harmonies, counter-melodies, etc., so all just as useful on a 2-row box. Just so long as you have a D-row you'll be OK and if you have a 3-voice box with a low-octave voice, even better!
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #128 on: July 23, 2017, 07:32:43 PM »

I'll bring my C one-row. >:E
You can go off people, you know!  >:E
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #129 on: July 23, 2017, 10:59:20 PM »

There used to be a guy who showed up at the bike shop session at Kirriemuir Folk Festival with a one-row in C.  Which he would play along with everyone else regardless of what key the tune was in.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #130 on: July 24, 2017, 05:04:19 PM »

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I'll bring my C one-row. >:E
In that case I'll bring my G 1 row (  I did buy it from Steve). And after seeing some video clips of music/song sessions from a Suffolk pub in the 1950's it seemed to be quite a free for all as far as keys went.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #131 on: July 24, 2017, 05:22:44 PM »

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I'll bring my C one-row. >:E
In that case I'll bring my G 1 row (  I did buy it from Steve). And after seeing some video clips of music/song sessions from a Suffolk pub in the 1950's it seemed to be quite a free for all as far as keys went.
Bring it anyway Paul, as it will no doubt be useful on Ken Watson's English tunes sessions. I'll try and bring mine if I can fit it in the car!
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #132 on: July 25, 2017, 10:45:31 AM »

I've looked at the programme for Thursday pm , and I'm sorry to say that there is stuff on I want to go to at the same time that we usually have our session in the Elsinore .

Hence I won't be organising anything !

I will probably be in the Board in the evenings from Tuesday , and plan to be at the Flat session , so I'll no doubt bump into a few of you then  (:)
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #133 on: July 25, 2017, 11:41:21 AM »

I see they have changed the way that the venue I usually steward at, is run. (Conservative Club) Instead of a nominated MC, they are getting one of the guests to run each evening.
Every year, something different.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #134 on: July 25, 2017, 02:04:08 PM »

If Pikey's not organising anything in the Elsinore, I could probably arrange a melnet session one afternoon in The George from 1.00 to 3.00 pm, if there is sufficient interest. However, we would have to finish at 3.00 pm because the Euro-session has it booked every afternoon from 3.00 until 5.00 pm.

So, is there sufficient interest?
If there is, which day would people prefer? I can't do Tuesday or Wednesday because it would clash with my Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace sessions in the Middle Earth (I haven't seen a programme, so I've no idea what else is on at that time on Monday or Thursday.
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #135 on: July 25, 2017, 11:33:52 PM »

I think Thursday would be best for me Bob. I'll just have to make sure I remember to bring two boxes, as well as my fiddle. Ah well, at least it's downhill all the way from Cliff Street!
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #136 on: July 26, 2017, 08:29:17 AM »

Thursday's fine here too :D :|||:     .... sorry can't check programme just now, on way to pick up OH's newly restored 1930's Banjo  ;D
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #137 on: July 26, 2017, 06:32:23 PM »

If Pikey's not organising anything in the Elsinore, I could probably arrange a melnet session one afternoon in The George from 1.00 to 3.00 pm, if there is sufficient interest. However, we would have to finish at 3.00 pm because the Euro-session has it booked every afternoon from 3.00 until 5.00 pm.

So, is there sufficient interest?
If there is, which day would people prefer? I can't do Tuesday or Wednesday because it would clash with my Well Known Tunes at a Steady Pace sessions in the Middle Earth (I haven't seen a programme, so I've no idea what else is on at that time on Monday or Thursday.

The slight difficulty is it prevents anyone coming in early to get a seat for the eurosession.
And then the logistics of getting the first lot out... Sorry to sound negative. Maybe half an hour earlier for the slot?
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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #138 on: July 26, 2017, 07:23:52 PM »

Does it have to be organised by Pikey, to be in the Elsinore?

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Re: Whitby Folk Week UK 19th to 25th August 2017
« Reply #139 on: July 26, 2017, 09:26:45 PM »

Does it have to be organised by Pikey, to be in the Elsinore?

No it doesn't, but The Elsinore is usually heaving. It is difficult to get a seat and impossible to get a comfortable one. This wouldn't be a problem in The George because we could have the cellar bar to ourselves, with plenty of room and a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. but if people prefer The Elsinore....

Mike makes a valid point about allowing time to change over from the melnet session to the Euro-session, so, if we decide we want a melnet session in The George, 12.30 - 2.30 might be a better time slot, If Euro-sessioners arrive early, there is plenty of room for them to have a drink and a chat in the very large main bar.
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