*** Registration for Melodeon Playgroup 2019 is now open ***
Welcome to the website for Melodeon Playgroup, an annual(ish) event for novice to improver level melodeon players. Originally conceived as a meet and greet for beginner box players Melodeon Playgroup has expanded over the years although our primary focus is still beginner players we also have some additional events for improvers – those who are a little further along their musical journey, who want to develop their skills, gain confidence in playing along with others and develop their session repertoire. Additionally since 2015 we have offered a class for absolute beginners – those who have never picked up a box before or don’t feel ready to join the main class.
This year we are also extending the event to include a day of workshops covering melodeon repair and maintenance, led by Lester Bailey. Fettlers’ Day will take place on Sunday 10th February in Bretforton Village hall.
We’ll have formal workshop sessions with our fabulous tutors and there’s usually plenty of music in the pub with accessible sessions throughout the weekend. You can sign up for Melodeon Playgroup, Fettler’s Day (or both) on our sign-up page.
Melodeon playgroup is for players of the D/G melodeon. Players of melodeons in other keys are welcome to join us but must understand that the event is geared towards the D/G box and tunes will generally be in the keys of D, G and Em.
Melodeon playgroup is a non-profit making event and is organised entirely by volunteers (aka the playgroup elves). The programme is offered in good faith, but the organisers reserve the right to make changes in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Melodeon Playgroup has been running on an annual(ish) basis since 2012, it is independent and unconnected with other similarly named events.