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Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« on: May 17, 2018, 05:30:43 PM »

Thanks to everybody who has posted kind words about Melodeons in Wensleydale 2018. All the feedback we have received has been positive, so we have decided to hold another one next year. The initial date we chose has proved inconvenient for the venue, so we have had to think again. This has been tricky because of the late date of Easter next year. In the end, there was only one date that proved convenient for us and for the museum where we hold the event: that date is the weekend of 10-12 May 2019.

If you are interested in attending next year, please make a note of the date. If you are thinking of booking hotel accommodation, I suggest that you wait a few days. I am in the process of negotiating a preferential rate with the Fountain Hotel, which will involve block booking all their rooms. This should guarantee that nobody complains about the noise from our sessions on Friday and Saturday evening. Watch this space for further details, which will also be e-mailed shortly to everybody on our mailing list.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 08:05:15 PM »

 :( oh **********!! will have to miss next year, youngest brother is getting married and Murphy's Law decrees it's that weekend  ::)
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 04:26:06 PM »

Glad to hear dates are sorted for next year! All the best with that Bob et al.

Here's my blog from this year's inaugural event (didn't take long did it?!) in which I have a chat with myself (still getting used to blogging...) about what my workshop was all about and the significant effects it is already having on people who attended:

https://melbiggsmusic.co.uk/2018/05/22/session-survival-skills-melodeons-in-wendsleydale-2018/
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 11:22:22 PM »

Any update on accommodation, keen to get sorted asap :D
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 12:23:28 PM »

The Caravan Club (who have a site handy for the Museum at Hawes) have recently changed their policy, you can now book on a site a year in advance. 
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 01:10:22 PM »

Any update on accommodation, keen to get sorted asap :D
Yes, for those wishing to book a room at The Fountain Hotel (where we hold our late evening sessions), I have reserved all the rooms above the session room at a preferential rate. If you book direct with the hotel (not through a booking agency) and tell them that you are booking for Melodeons in Wensleydale you will be charged the preferential rate. Contact details for hotels, B&Bs, camping and caravan sites are on our website at http://melodeonsinwensleydale.org.uk/

I am hoping to arrange free parking for motorhomes and camper vans on the museum car park again next year, but have not done so yet. I will report back here when I have done so.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 02:16:56 PM »

Done! 

Now what about that Delilah workshop........
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 05:11:58 PM »

Me too, just booked at Fountain.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 05:52:37 PM »

The Caravan Club (who have a site handy for the Museum at Hawes) have recently changed their policy, you can now book on a site a year in advance.
I've just booked a pitch on the Caravan Club site for the 2019 weekend. (:)  :||:
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2018, 12:03:27 PM »

We can now announce the main tutor line-up for Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019, which will be Saul Rose, Brian Peters, Pascale Rubens and Toon van Mierlo. As many of you know, Toon and Pascale are a Belgian husband and wife who perform together as Naragonia, but who will be offering separate workshops at Melodeons in Wensleydale. Among the mini-workshops on offer, Theo Gibb and Rees Wesson will be covering different aspects of melodeon maintenance and there will be another workshop on tunes from the Yorkshire Dales. Theo will also offer a melodeon-fettling service throughout the weekend.

The cost remains the same as in 2018 (i.e. £80), but bookings won't open until 1 November. If you haven't already done so, you can subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date with developments. To join the mailing list go to http://melodeonsinwensleydale.org.uk/

While bookings cannot be taken before 1 November, accommodation can be booked as soon as you like. See our website for a list of recommended accommodation. If booking into The Fountain Hotel, where some of our sessions will take place, please book direct with the Hotel and not through a booking agency. This will gain you a concessionary price if you mention that it is for Melodeons in Wensleydale.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2018, 05:20:56 PM »

Great. We've booked the b+b already so we don't end up complaining about noise...nothing worse than being kept awake by melodeons... (not that I've ever been guilty of that >:E)

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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2018, 05:30:04 PM »

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I've split the 2019 and 2018 Melodeons in Wewnsleyday into two separate topics. 

The 2018 topic is here
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2018, 09:21:07 PM »

Looks great!

I just booked a room at the Fountain - they told me they're half full already for that week-end, which is pretty good going this far in advance!

Room rate seems extremely reasonable - thanks for arranging this, Bob :-)
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2018, 10:22:47 PM »

Congratulations on the line-up Bob ... that is an excellent selection for what I can confirm is a brilliant venue and stunning location for a melodeon workshop weekend.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 04:20:34 PM »

If booking into The Fountain Hotel, where some of our sessions will take place, please book direct with the Hotel and not through a booking agency. This will gain you a concessionary price if you mention that it is for Melodeons in Wensleydale.

Fountain booked again  ;D, however, don't hold your breath for a concession, none was offered even following a query.

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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2018, 04:46:47 PM »

When I booked I was told that they were holding at this year's prices, if that counts as a discount.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2018, 09:47:11 PM »

Tufty is correct. Prices have gone up, but the landlady, Mandi, agreed to charge the pre-increase prices to those booking for Melodeons in Wensleydale, which does constitute a discount. If anyone is not receiving the pre-increase price, please let me know and I will take it up with Mandi.
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Re: Melodeons in Wensleydale 2019
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2018, 01:00:03 PM »

Hooray!!!! I've booked into The Fountain at the preferential rate  ;D

Sounds like there's probably only one room left, definitely no single rooms.
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