Button boxes and Moothies
A weekend event to celebrate the traditional music of Scotland, England and Ireland, played on "free-reed" instruments, including both English and Anglo-system concertinas, button accordions, melodeons, harmonicas / mouth organs, and also "Jew’s harp".
There will be a one-day conference [ Fri.6th ], followed by a series of concerts, workshops, a ceilidh and informal sessions over the weekend.
Guests include :
Alistair Anderson [ English concertina ]
John Spiers [ melodeon, Anglo concertina ]
Will Pound [ harmonica ]
Michael Wright [ Jew’s harp ]
Roisin Broderick [ Anglo-concertina ] & Noel Battle [ mouth-organ ]
Mary Mac Namara [ Anglo-concertina ]
Brendan Begley [ melodeon / button accordion - and maybe even a few songs ]
Jerry O’Reilly [ set-dancing ]
Wendy Stewart [ English concertina ]
George Currant [ mouth-organ ]
The Ness Melodeon band [ 9 [?] melodeons ]
The full programme of concerts, workshops and sessions is nearly complete - more details to follow.
The whole event is organised by Aberdeen University’s folk-lore research department, the Elphinstone Institute - the link below should work :
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/publi … convention
Link doesn’t seem to work - I’ll come back to this later.