JOHN SPIERS MELODEON WORKSHOP http://www.johnspiers.co.uk
Saturday 21st. September 2019
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. Booking form available here.
(£17 for two under 25-year olds)
The Elephant & Castle,
John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers. He's now working as a duo with Peter Knight of Steeleye Span.
The workshop will cover building arrangements of traditional tunes on D/G melodeon to make full use of its many sounds & textures, both as a solo instrument & as part of a band. This is a mixed ability workshop for all except complete beginners.
Some music will be sent out in advance.
JOHN SPIERS PERFORMS AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING
AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
(admission £10 advance tickets available from address at end of the booking form)
|10.45||Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)|
|11.00||We'll play the tunes sent in advance & explore approaches we can take to create a solo melodeon arrangement including alternative chords, ornamentation & syncopation.|
|13.30||We'll develop & finish arrangements|
|15.15||We will make ourselves into a band of melodeons & create different parts building on the arrangements.|
N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited.
Maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance if requested.
20, St. John's Terrace,
Tel. (01273) 476757
e-mail: Valmai Goodyear