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Nigel

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Witney
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:45:44 AM »

Is Witney happening this year?



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Re: Witney
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 03:41:50 PM »

I've now had confirmation from Dave Townsend that the Witney Supersqueeze will indeed be going ahead as usual on the weekend of 15th/17th November 2019.  (:)

Tutors so far booked - Andy Cutting, John Spiers, Murray Grainger, Rob Harbron, Keith Kendrick, Sylvia Needham, Dave Townsend. There will almost certainly be a couple of other tutors booked too, but still awaiting confirmation, when Dave will post details on his website.
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Re: Witney
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 07:08:53 PM »

Here's the full list of tutors for the Witney Supersqueeze 15th - 17th November 2019.
Bookings not open yet as Dave Townsend is still finalising course units with the tutors.
I'll try to post on here once bookings are open.

TUTORS
Mel Biggs - Melodeon
Andy Cutting - Melodeon
Murray Grainger - Piano Accordion
Rob Harbron - English Concertina
Keith Kendrick - Anglo & English Concertina
Sylvia Needham - Duet Concertina
Chris Parkinson - Melodeon & Piano Accordion
John Spiers - Melodeon
Dave Townsend - English Concertina
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Re: Witney
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 08:50:04 PM »

Stellar line-up ! Might just have to raid the piggy bank.

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Re: Witney
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 08:53:46 PM »

Stellar line-up ! Might just have to raid the piggy bank.

J

Not a huge amount for anglo players.
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Re: Witney
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 09:29:42 PM »

Absolutely Helena.

We (wife and self) had already booked our hotel for that weekend but if there are no additional Anglo tutors might have to think again.

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Re: Witney
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2019, 09:23:47 AM »

Sorry, guess that was an unnecessarily irritable reply, especially on a Melodeon Forum.

No doubt there will be the usual mixed systems workshops and good ambience throughout, so we will give it a whirl (my ever-loving is not a melodeon player but we do like doing workshops together with either English or Anglo concertinas, especially the latter).

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Re: Witney
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2019, 09:37:33 AM »

We (wife and self) had already booked our hotel for that weekend but if there are no additional Anglo tutors might have to think again.

We were thinking of going, I used to go to the old MAW but my partner has never been.  We need to be sure there's stuff for both of us - he'd go for intermediate melodeon workshops while I'd head for the higher level stuff so we need to be sure there's enough for both of us - as I've just taken up the Anglo we were thinking this might be the year to try the new format.  I guess not  :(
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Re: Witney
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2019, 01:10:44 PM »

Why don't you both wait until the course units are notified?
At this stage there is no indication of what ability level the anglo units will be taught at. You might be pleasantly surprised. Last year it was very good for all instruments and levels. Dave Townsend does his best to try to cater for everyone.

Alternatively, contact Dave to ask for further details and/or express your concern that there might not be enough for anglo players.
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Re: Witney
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2019, 01:48:13 PM »

Why don't you both wait until the course units are notified?

Do we get that luxury again? The last couple of times I went you had to pay your money early and then wait for the units to be announced with places then being awarded in booking order. That kinda worked when it was a purely melodeon weekend as there were pretty much always first and second choices for each session.

This became more of a gamble when it changed to a multi-instrument weekend - especially with two of us at different levels and with different preferences. 

Either way only one tutor for Anglo, especially one who is also tutoring English Concertina, does not suggest there will be a great deal for Anglo players.
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Re: Witney
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2019, 02:34:04 PM »

All I can tell you at this stage is what Dave T said to me, and I quote: "Booking isn't open yet as I am still finalizing units"
This suggests to me that the details of the course units will be available at the same time as booking is open. But I could be wrong of course.
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Re: Witney
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2019, 02:46:56 PM »


Alternatively, contact Dave to ask for further details and/or express your concern that there might not be enough for anglo players.
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Thanks for the suggestion Steve. I have just emailed Dave asking for any thoughts re Anglo workshops.

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