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Maintenance Day

 

 

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 who has run these days previously for us, aided and abetted by Martyn White, a respected repairer and restorer of melodeons and concertinas based in Essex.

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

 

If you are also applying for the Melodeons and More workshop day, you may make one payment for both courses, but you do need to send two separate booking forms.

 

(1) Post us your booking form and a cheque payable to EATMT.

 

(2) Email your booking form and pay through your internet bank account: give us a ring (01449 771090) or email to facilitate this.

 

(3) Post your booking form and pay by credit or debit card: fill in the card payment form as well as the booking form. A handling fee of 2 per booking is payable on all card transactions.

 

(4) 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.

 

  Please note the office is not staffed full time - in particular, there will be no-one in on Monday 13th January to take telephone bookings. 

 

Click here for a printable booking form for the Maintenance Day on 23rd March 2014.

 

 

 

 


Home      News      Diary of events    About EATMT     Friends of EATMT     

What are the musical traditions of East Anglia?

Traditional Music Day     Melodeons & More      Workshops, classes & schools      Community Projects       

          Profiles of traditional musicians        Research         Jig Dolls        Dulcimers     Stepdancing

Resources      Shop        Links      Press Room