Fettlers’ Day

Brand new for Melodeon Playgroup 2019 we will be extending the event by a day to offer a day of workshops on melodeon maintenance for those who want to learn the mysteries of the melodeon’s innards.  Over the years Lester Bailey has run several short workshops on basic melodeon maintenance and we always get requests for a more in-depth session so, by popular demand,  here it is:

Fettlers’ Day

The day will cover a range of topics and include practical hands-on instruction with opportunities to have go yourself.

Melodeon Bits – Get to know your melodeon intimately.

Tools – the tools required to service your melodeon.

How to fix common problems including:

  • Air leaks
  • Waxing
  • Valves
  • Bellows
  • Keyboards
  • Casework

Tuning –  aka ‘the hard stuff’

The day will include opportunities for you to have a go at tuning (scrap reed blocks provided, waxing, and repairing valves but if you have a specific melodeon repair problem or question you are welcome to bring that along too.

The day will run from 10.30 am to 4pm with  a handy lunch break to allow you to nip back to the Fleece and sample their delicious food one more time.  Reserve your place using our sign-up page.