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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:21 am 
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The Elphinstone Institute of Aberdeen University organised 2 "Button Box And Moothies" conventions in 2007 and 2011 and is hoping to repeat those 2 very successful events towards the end of this year. The convention promotes mainly traditional music played on button-accordions / melodeons, concertinas [ Anglo and English ] and mouth-organ / harmonica. Over a weekend, you will be able to hear some of the best exponents of these various instruments, learn from them in workshops, hear them talk about their music, and play along with them in informal sessions.
I have been invited to participate in the setting up of this festival, which is very much at the initial planning stages. We have had some discussion about who to invite as guests to this weekend of music, but I thought I'd try a wee bit of audience research first - so :
which musicians could we book so that YOU would consider travelling to Aberdeen to hear ?

Past festivals have managed to bring musicians from all over the UK and Ireland - musicians from Europe might be possible, but because of likely budget considerations, it's unlikely we would be able to bring anyone in from further than that. Please bear that in mind before making any suggestions.
All suggestions will be considered - but there are no guarantees. Many thanks in advance for any replies. Kenny

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:10 pm 
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Going ahead on the weekend 6th - 8th November.
Guests confirmed so far include :

Alistair Anderson [ English concertina ]
John Spiers [ melodeon, Anglo concertina ]
Will Pound [ harmonica ]

Roisin Broderick [ Anglo-concertina ] & Noel Battle [ mouth-organ ] [ bought their CD last week - lovely music ].
Mary Mac Namara [ Anglo-concertina ]
Brendan Begley [ melodeon / button accordion - and maybe even a few songs ]

Wendy Stewart [ English concertina ]
George Currant [ mouth-organ ]
The Ness Melodeon band [ 9 [?] melodeons ]

A full programme of concerts, workshops and sessions are being devised - more details to follow.

This link should work :

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/publi ... convention

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There's also a "Facebook" page :

https://www.facebook.com/events/430630277099904/

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