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Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020

GUEST,kenny 10 Jan 20 - 06:09 AM
John MacKenzie 10 Jan 20 - 07:09 AM
GUEST,kenny 11 Jan 20 - 04:32 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 11 Jan 20 - 06:02 AM
Richard Mellish 11 Jan 20 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,kenny 12 Jan 20 - 10:20 AM
GUEST 12 Jan 20 - 07:04 PM
GUEST,kenny 15 Jan 20 - 05:13 AM
John MacKenzie 15 Jan 20 - 09:18 AM
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Subject: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 06:09 AM

"The Elphinstone Institute of Aberdeen University is delighted to announce that we will once again be hosting a “Button Boxes & Moothies” weekend of events in October 2020 in the city.
This is an one-of-a kind convention celebrating the music of free reed instruments - button accordions and melodeons, concertinas, mouth organs and jews harps. There is no other convention like it in Scotland, and it is a wonderful opportunity for musicians to gather together and for people young and old to be introduced to the music of these very special and lesser-known instruments. The convention will combine a study day, workshops, concerts, ceilidh, and informal sessions".

The focus is on the use of these instruments in the British Isles and Ireland. Limited funding prohibits us from bringing guests from further afield. After an initial meeting, the second meeting will be held next week where we will be considering guest musicians for concerts and workshops.
I know a fair bit about players in Scotland and Ireland, but acknowledge a relative weakness relating to players of these instruments from England and Wales. Any suggestions would be gratefully received, and will certainly be considered.
Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 10 Jan 20 - 07:09 AM

Good news. I really enjoyed the last one, and hop to attend this one too.
Can I suggest a melodeon/accordion repair and maintenance workshop with someone like Lester Bailey, who has several videos on the subject, available on YouTube.
https://sites.google.com/view/hohnerhotrod
He is also a great source of tunes.


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Subject: RE: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 04:32 AM

Thank you for that suggestion John. I will mention it at Tuesday's meeting.


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Subject: RE: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 06:02 AM

Good for you, Kenny, as having played a DG melodeon for 56 years, living in Scotland, I know there are plenty of DG players in England & Wales.... of variable quality, of course.....

Their different styles of playing might be an interesting variant to what is no doubt a weekend of more Celtic musicianss?


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Subject: RE: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 11 Jan 20 - 05:11 PM

Delighted to hear that you're organising another. I've been at two so far.

What are the dates and where can I sign up? At present the website is only mentioning the 2015 one.


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Subject: RE: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 10:20 AM

Still very much at the initial planning stage, Richard. I may have more details by the middle of next week, but it won't be much. I will keep you posted with developments here as they happen.
Regards, Kenny


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Subject: RE: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 20 - 07:04 PM

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Subject: RE: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 05:13 AM

Had a meeting last night. It seems that we've missed deadlines for the significant funding which would be required for such an event, so we've decided to postpone until next year as it would be too financially risky otherwise.
Thanks to all for your suggestions. I have noted them, and will probably issue a similar request for suggestions next year - once we have secured funding !
Kenny


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Subject: RE: Button Box & Moothies: Aberdeen Oct.2020
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Jan 20 - 09:18 AM

That's a shame. Never mind, it gives one something else to look forward to next year, instead.


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