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Helena Handcart

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EATMT Melodeon & Concertina Weekend
« on: June 21, 2019, 09:22:20 AM »

Starting a new thread for this because I don't want to driftify Mel's thread about her Derbyshire playgroup event. 

I was pleased to read Steve's posts about the melodeon & concertina weekend to be hosted by the EATMT but can't find anything about it on their website diary

Is this event a sort of successor to the old 'Melodeons & More' weekends that used to be held in March each year?  Does anyone (hello Steve) have any further details to share at this point?

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Re: EATMT Melodeon & Concertina Weekend
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 10:22:37 AM »

EATMT send out regular newsletters it mentioned in the last one.  More info is due in mid July.
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Re: EATMT Melodeon & Concertina Weekend
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 02:59:34 PM »

I found a brief mention on the website but mid July is leaving it late, people's diaries get filled up and some who would have liked to attend may well find themselves already booked up.
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Re: EATMT Melodeon & Concertina Weekend
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 04:06:31 PM »

There is a reference to it at the bottom of their welcome page, it appears to be part of "Cider and Song at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket" 18 & 19 October 2019:

"for the more serious players a “Pressing the Buttons” day of workshops for concertina and melodeon players. Booking detials will be made avaible for Pressing the Buttons in mid July."

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Re: EATMT Melodeon & Concertina Weekend
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 05:03:10 PM »

Starting a new thread for this because I don't want to driftify Mel's thread about her Derbyshire playgroup event. 

I was pleased to read Steve's posts about the melodeon & concertina weekend to be hosted by the EATMT but can't find anything about it on their website diary

Is this event a sort of successor to the old 'Melodeons & More' weekends that used to be held in March each year?  Does anyone (hello Steve) have any further details to share at this point?

Thanks


Helena
Yes - it's going ahead on Saturday 19th October at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. Workshops as follows:
Beginner's melodeon - tutor Otis Luxton, who is a member here though not active for a while.
Intermediate/advanced melodeon - tutor yours truly, content will include some East Anglian tunes!
English concertina - tutor Sally Barrett
Anglo concertina - tutor Alan Day - will be teaching mostly by ear.

There will hopefully be an open session on the Friday evening and a concert by a local band on the Saturday evening.

As people have indicated, more information will be on the EATMT website soon.
Apologies on behalf of EATMT for the lack of information so far. There has been only one member of staff (Alex Bartholomew) looking after everything until now; she is a volunteer working only two days a week, so there is a limit to what she has been able to do, although I understand she now has an assistant. The new (3rd) director David Cain is still finding his feet, but he is committed to getting things going again.

I don't want to make too much of this on the public forum, but as indicated on the Derby playgroup thread, the EATMT nearly collapsed completely after an appalling choice of (2nd) director after the retirement of Katie and John Howson who had run the trust successfully for very many years. PM me if you want to know more.

Anyway - do make a note of the date and come along if you can.
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Re: EATMT Melodeon & Concertina Weekend
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 11:17:57 AM »

Acorn Instruments will be there
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Re: EATMT Melodeon & Concertina Weekend
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 07:50:58 AM »

Acorn Instruments will be there
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