Payment by Bank Transfer or Cheque

Melodeons in Wensleydale 12th – 14th April 2024

Booking Form – Payment by Bank Transfer or Cheque

If you wish to book one place for Melodeons in Wensleydale 2024 and pay by cheque or Bank Transfer.

The cost is £85 (plus £10 per extra concert ticket) which does not include accommodation or food which you should book yourself. See here for some options.

You can pay by BACS using these account details:

Account Name: Melodeons in Wensleydale
Sort Code: 05-09-81
Account Number: 41887874

Note: This bank account has changed from the one used previously.

Please make sure you put your  name as a reference number.

Or you can pay by sending a cheque here:

c/o Brian Read
2a Ashurst Gardens
Lancs WN8 6SW

Please make the cheque for £85 (plus £10 per extra concert ticket) out to “Melodeons in Wensleydale”.

Please also fill in the following form so that we know your details and choices.

Please note:

When booking, if you choose a workshop which is already full, your second choice will be allocated to you, but a record will be kept of your first choice in case a cancellation occurs at a later date.

    Melodeons in Wensleydale April 12th-14th 2024

    If you would like to pay for the course by Bank Transfer or Cheque,

    If you want to pay for your course using credit or debit card or your PayPal account, then go here.




    Workshop Title

    Ability Level

    Saturday 13th April

    Andy Cutting

    A1 - How to start using the bass end more


    Mel Biggs

    B1 - Beyond oom-pah: getting creative with your left hand


    Marinette Bonnert

    C1 - Discover Walloon music with dance tunes from Wallonia.


    Archie Churchill-Moss

    D1 - Reharmonisation and Modulation


    Paul Scourfield

    E1 - Right hand chords and harmonies


    Sunday 14th April

    Andy Cutting

    A2 - Getting inside a tune


    Mel Biggs

    B2 - Session Survival Skills: Discuss & explore practical ways to get better at playing in groups


    Marinette Bonnert

    C2 - Ensemble playing, second voice, accompaniment and work on the impulses of Walloon dance music.


    Archie Churchill-Moss

    D2 - Navigating the Melodeon


    Paul Scourfield

    E2 - Three Time Tunes


    Please choose your options:

    Please indicate a second choice in case your first choice is full.


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    OPTIONAL EXTRAS (for course participants only)

    These will take place on Saturday afternoon after the main tutors’ workshops. There is no extra charge for attending these, but places may be limited to a ‘first come, first served’ basis.



    Vicky Cooper

    G/C Melodeon

    One tune – ten variations! In our mini-workshop we’ll look at a tune played on a G/C melodeon, and then explore ten simple variations or additions that you could apply not only to this tune, but to others in your repertoire. Experience of playing in G/C would be an advantage. You will need to bring your own G/C instrument.


    Hugh Taylor

    Yorkshire Dales Tunes

    Traditional tunes local to the Yorkshire Dales from newly discovered sources, including the manuscript of Thomas Biker of Embsay in Wharfedale, 1784.


    Richard Featherstone

    Irish tunes for people who don't play Irish tunes!

    Some first steps into Irish music for English style musicians, looking at some Irish tunes that are approachable for D/G players. Note that as of Jan2024 thsi workshop is full.


    Theo Gibb

    Melodeon Maintenance

    A practical demonstration and discussion of the process of diagnosing and fixing common problems. For example, notes that don’t play, notes that play all the time, air leaks, notes that wheeze, groan, burble or rasp, and anything else that participants bring along.


    Rees Wesson

    The Tunes of Oscar Woods

    An exploration of the repertoire and style of the legendary Suffolk melodeon player Oscar Woods

    Please indicate your choice for the mini workshop:

    M1M2M4M5I prefer to go and have a cup of tea

    Note:A ticket for the Saturday evening concert is included in the course fee.
    Click here if you would like to book extra tickets for a partner or friends (£10 each):

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