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 added the option for one-to-one or small group support for absolute beginners – those who have never picked up a box before.
We’ll have formal workshop sessions with our fabulous volunteer tutors and there’s usually plenty of music in the pub with accessible sessions throughout the weekend. The full timetable will be published a few weeks before the event takes place.
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.
Dates for the 2018 event have been announced and final plans are being laid, the website and our Facebook page will be updated as plans are finalised.