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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #80 on: June 26, 2017, 03:20:43 PM »

I've just finished preparing a list of accommodation. It is not exhaustive but it provides a good choice of hotels, B&Bs and caravan and camping sites, all within walking distance of the venue. I can't vouch personally for the quality of any of the places on the list because, for obvious reasons, I have never needed to stay in any of them, so you'll have to judge them from the information on their websites. I'll put the list on the website when we get one up and running. In the meantime, PM me with your e-mail address if you would like a copy.
Hi Bob. Thanks for organising this event. I've just sent you a pm regarding the accommodation list. Cheers, David
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2017, 03:54:06 PM »

We now have a provisional line-up of tutors arranged for Melodeons in Wensleydale, subject to contract:
John Spiers, Mel Biggs, Issy Emeney and Steve Dumpleton (i.e. me).

We'll be publishing more details soon, along with a website link when it is ready.
In the meantime, by all means sort your accommodation if you wish but it is at your own risk. As Bob mentioned earlier, please do not try to book for the event at the moment. It's early days yet and there is still quite a bit to be organised. We will probably be opening bookings around next January.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2017, 05:24:38 PM »

Sigh.....
That looks like a great lineup.
Wonder if I ripped out  a page of my road atlas it might make the journey shorter?
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #83 on: June 26, 2017, 06:09:56 PM »

In the meantime, by all means sort your accommodation if you wish but it is at your own risk.

Happily there's plenty of accommodation with free cancellation meaning it is relatively risk free.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #84 on: June 26, 2017, 06:46:29 PM »

Brilliant work Bob, Steve and everyone involved ... I'm very happy to be on board!
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #85 on: June 26, 2017, 06:56:58 PM »

In the meantime, by all means sort your accommodation if you wish but it is at your own risk.

Happily there's plenty of accommodation with free cancellation meaning it is relatively risk free.

 It's a beautiful place to visit even without the added attraction of melodeons  :|||: :||: ;D  .......... and there's the Wensleydale Creamery ....... Cheese Gromit ...... you can't beat a bit of Wensleydale  :D    my OH is addicted to it
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #86 on: June 26, 2017, 09:07:30 PM »

It's a beautiful place to visit even without the added attraction of melodeons  :|||: :||: ;D  .......... and there's the Wensleydale Creamery ....... Cheese Gromit ...... you can't beat a bit of Wensleydale  :D    my OH is addicted to it
Ann - I think you have the quotation somewhat astray. What it really should be is 'Squeeze, dammit ...... you can't beat a squeeze in Wensleydale'  ;D
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #87 on: June 26, 2017, 09:15:30 PM »

We hoped to use the Wallace and Gromit connection in the advertising leaflets we are designing, but we got a firm "No!" when we asked Aardman Animations for permission to do so. Don't let this put you off the cheese, though! The Wensleydale Creamery has no connection with Aardman Animations. I shall be approaching them tomorrow in the slim hope that they might be willing to sponsor the event. However, getting money out of Dales folk is notoriously difficult - we were all born deformed, with short arms and deep pockets.  >:E
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #88 on: June 26, 2017, 09:22:38 PM »

...........  getting money out of Dales folk is notoriously difficult - we were all born deformed, with short arms and deep pockets.  >:E

    The definition of a Yorkshireman ...... A Scot with the generosity taken out  ;D

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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #89 on: June 26, 2017, 09:30:57 PM »

What it really should be is 'Squeeze, dammit ...... you can't beat a squeeze in Wensleydale'  ;D

Is it too late to rename the event "Wensleydale Squeeze" ?
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #90 on: June 26, 2017, 09:48:20 PM »

What it really should be is 'Squeeze, dammit ...... you can't beat a squeeze in Wensleydale'  ;D

Is it too late to rename the event "Wensleydale Squeeze" ?

+1 Oh please, please do :)
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #91 on: June 26, 2017, 10:56:25 PM »

Is it too late to rename the event "Wensleydale Squeeze" ?

Formally it is now definitely 'Melodeons in Wensleydale' for business/accounting purposes but I suspect Anahata's description might well catch on colloquially! Mind you, if we didn't include the word 'melodeon' in the event title, we might get concertinas and accordions turning up. (And then where would we be?  >:E )
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #92 on: June 30, 2017, 12:16:49 PM »

Is it too late to rename the event "Wensleydale Squeeze" ?
Mind you, if we didn't include the word 'melodeon' in the event title, we might get concertinas and accordions turning up. (And then where would we be?  >:E )
Somewhere else beginning with "W" ?  >:E  >:E
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #93 on: June 30, 2017, 08:33:02 PM »

What it really should be is 'Squeeze, dammit ...... you can't beat a squeeze in Wensleydale'  ;D

Is it too late to rename the event "Wensleydale Squeeze" ?

Just over the hill from here, there is already a Swaledale Squeeze weekend each year for concertina players. Perhaps we could organise an event specifically for squeeze boxes with leaky bellows and call it Wensleydale Wheeze - no, stop it!
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2017, 08:59:15 PM »

"boxes with leaky bellows and call it Wensleydale Wheeze - no, stop it!"

Ahh! What a shame, my little charges and I would have fitted in perfectly.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #95 on: June 30, 2017, 09:08:59 PM »

'Wensleydale Wheeze ' - like it ! Just needs an elite group of fettlers on hand to provide therapy...

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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2017, 07:51:43 AM »

That would be a wizard wheeze!  >:E
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2017, 10:22:52 AM »

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    I was charitably wondering if Anahata might have typo'd a 'w'
   instead of 'c'  at start of t' second word?   But ... it seems not ::)

   At least Steve got it right 
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #98 on: July 02, 2017, 04:52:38 PM »

Sounds a fine gathering and worth my drive from North Scotland.For any one else interested I have located a campsite about 10 mins walk away. http://www.bainbridge-ings.co.uk/site_details.htm
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018
« Reply #99 on: July 03, 2017, 08:40:52 AM »

For any one else interested I have located a campsite about 10 mins walk away. http://www.bainbridge-ings.co.uk/site_details.htm
I'm planning to stay there too, in my caravan.  (:)
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