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MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« on: August 02, 2018, 10:48:31 AM »

Saturday 13th October 2018 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm Activity Centre,
Montgomery, POWYS

Melodeon Maintenance Workshop with Rees Wesson - learn how to keep your instrument in fine fettle. Advice on repairs, improvements, tools, tuning, etc.

TICKETS: http://www.tradartsupport.org.uk/shop2.html
Melodeon Maintenance 2.00-6.00 - £30 (£35 after October 1st)
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 10:58:30 AM »

Just a little reminder for this event in the charming town of Montgomery in the Welsh Borders.
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 01:09:53 PM »

Any more takers for this wonderful opportunity?

Saturday 13th October 2018 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm Activity Centre,
Montgomery, POWYS

Melodeon Maintenance Workshop with Rees Wesson - learn how to keep your instrument in fine fettle. Advice on repairs, improvements, tools, tuning, etc.

TICKETS: http://www.tradartsupport.org.uk/shop2.html
Melodeon Maintenance 2.00-6.00 - £30 (£35 after October 1st)
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 09:48:42 AM »

totally would if not on the other side of the world. Run one in July/August next year and i'll be there, quivering
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 10:26:08 AM »

Saturday 13th October 2018 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm Activity Centre,
Montgomery, POWYS

Melodeon Maintenance Workshop with Rees Wesson - learn how to keep your instrument in fine fettle. Advice on repairs, improvements, tools, tuning, etc.

TICKETS: http://www.tradartsupport.org.uk/shop2.html
Melodeon Maintenance 2.00-6.00 - £30 (£35 after October 1st)


     I have just booked a place, looking forward to learning something new.    just a query,  is it a demo, or hands on instruction?? or maybe a bit of both:?    like many other members I have a selection of" projects",( wrecks)..      is there any suggestions about how many we can bring!!!!     just being cheeky,  put me in the picture.  should I ring you rees,nearer the time and ask if you need any wrecks for demo purposes..!   best wishes Brian....
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 02:15:32 PM »

Please do this closer to Cornwall (:)
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2018, 09:38:39 PM »

We've only got four hours so it will be mostly demo.
Perhaps we could devote the last 45 minutes or so to peruse some old wrecks and offer advice though not really time for hands on stuff.
You could all have a go at waxing reeds, that should be fun ;)

The workshop is aimed at those wishing to keep their regular instruments in good playable order.
I will be demonstrating on mostly modern instruments.
Restoration is another kettle of wax.
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2018, 08:09:03 AM »

We've only got four hours so it will be mostly demo.
Perhaps we could devote the last 45 minutes or so to peruse some old wrecks and offer advice though not really time for hands on stuff.
You could all have a go at waxing reeds, that should be fun ;)

The workshop is aimed at those wishing to keep their regular instruments in good playable order.
I will be demonstrating on mostly modern instruments.
Restoration is another kettle of wax.
  thanks rees,  the workshop sounds like a perfect introduction to the mystery of box fettling. I may trouble you for a few spare valve leathers for the bass side and a leather corner for a bellows !!  cheeky as ever ..  brian..
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 10:20:22 AM »

This is happening next Saturday with a session afterwards in the Dragon Hotel, Montgomery.

Last minute bookings welcome.

Saturday 13th October 2018 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm Activity Centre,
Montgomery, POWYS
Melodeon Maintenance Workshop with Rees Wesson - learn how to keep your instrument in fine fettle. Advice on repairs, improvements, tools, tuning, etc.

TICKETS: http://www.tradartsupport.org.uk/shop2.html
Melodeon Maintenance 2.00-6.00 - £30 (£35 after October 1st)
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 02:08:25 PM »

Saturday 13th October 2018 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm Activity Centre,
Montgomery, POWYS

Melodeon Maintenance Workshop with Rees Wesson - learn how to keep your instrument in fine fettle.
      can I give a big thankyou to rees, exploring the mysterys of the box. with a gale blowing mixed with welsh rain ,we were snug inside. rees brought a large collection of models ,that he opened up to us to show us the working bits.  interesting to examine the hand made one rows that are made by rees. 
 someone( alan? )brought along a salterelle with a couple of notes with issues.  we watched rees diagnose and replace a couple of valves(leathers) and the improve the tuning.  all in all,a great learning experience , deserving of more support next time,a real confidence builder.        best wishes brian..
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 03:05:23 PM »

Thanks Brian. I really enjoyed the afternoon. A small but very keen group of amateur fettlers
Nice session in the pub afterwards too  (:)
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 04:21:14 PM »

Would that I lived nearer to.

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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 07:47:05 PM »

I agree with my Cornish friend could I suggest Exeter as a fine venue for a workshop :|glug
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 08:28:05 PM »

I agree with my Cornish friend could I suggest Exeter as a fine venue for a workshop :|glug

I would happily dig out my passport for a visit to England if I only have to go to Executer.
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Re: MELODEON MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, MID WALES.
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 08:02:47 AM »

we might be tightening the border by then.... and require new passports  ;D
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