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Maintenance Day 2016
A day for melodeon players or anyone interested in the
practical skills needed to do simple repairs and learn more about the mechanics
and tuning of these instruments. Some of the day will also be relevant to
concertinas, and we can accommodate a small number of concertina players too,
although there will be no concertina-specific sessions.
The day will be led by melodeon maker Rees Wesson (above, standing) who has run these days previously for us, aided and abetted by Steve Dumpleton.
The aim is to help you identify and evaluate problems, and learn some of the recommended methods for maintenance, repairs and tuning. There will be a mixture of demonstration and practical work covering: bellows, pallets, springs, glue, tools, wax, valves, reeds and reed-blocks.
Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
The event is held in the Community Centre in the village of Mendlesham, five miles from Stowmarket in the centre of Suffolk and from 10.30 to 4.00.
You can book a light lunch with us, or bring your own. Tea and coffee will be provided during the day. Once you have received your confirmation from us, you may like to look out for an old squeezebox to work on - more details will be sent out to you about this if you get a place on the course.
Booking & payment methods
The Melodeon Maintenance Day is now fully booked, although you may ask to go on a reserve list for any cancellations.
(1) Post us your booking form and a cheque payable to EATMT.
(2) Post your booking form and pay by credit or debit card: fill in the online card payment form as well as the booking form. A handling fee of £2 per booking is payable on all card transactions.
(3) Email your booking form and pay by credit or debit card: give us a ring (01449 771090) or email to make a payment by card. A handling fee of £2 per booking is payable on all card transactions.
(4) Email your booking form and pay through your internet bank account: give us a ring (01449 771090) or email to facilitate this.
Click here for a printable booking form for the Maintenance Day on 20th March 2016.