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Melodeon Workshop with Will Pound

Saturday 23 Nov 10am–4pm, 2019

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Price per person:

  • £35
  • £43 to include lunch!
  • £60 for both workshops
  • £68 for both workshops to include lunch.

Join us for a half-day Melodeon workshop with Will Pound to develop the way you play.

Beginners/Intermediate Workshop runs 10am until 12.30 (Halsway level 2)

The focus will be on bellow control, rhythm, chord shapes and major and minor scales. Will is a great believer that the melodeon is not as difficult an instrument as it is made out to be! He’ll show you a few simple steps to get you started on the way to finding your own style and understanding how the instrument works.

Intermediate/Advanced Workshop runs 1.30 to 4pm (Halsway level 4/5)

The focus will be on different bellows techniques, cross-rowing to improve chord choices, percussive techniques, accompanying singers and other instrumentalists and rhythm.

Rather than just learning tunes we’ll look at ways to improve the tunes you already know and ways to apply the things you learn to tunes you will learn in the future.

Will is going to be playing a gig at Pebbles Tavern on the evening of 23 November.

Who’s it for?

This workshop is for melodeon players who want to develop their skills in an intensive half day session. The Beginner / Intermediate workshop is tailored for level 2, the Intermediate / Advanced for levels 4 / 5.

Click here for Halsway Melodeon Levels

The Team

Will Pound is a multi-instrumentalist best known as one of the finest harmonica players of his generation. Today he’ll drawing on his skills as a melodeon player to lead this workshop for Beginners to Advanced players.

Will Pound has pushed the boundaries working on a number of projects and musicians which in the past and present include The Will Pound Band, Martin Simpson, Guy Chambers, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke’s Step into my Parlour and The Hillsborough Charity Single.

He has appeared on TV & Radio many times including appearances on BBC Breakfast, BBC2, Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, MTV, Radio 1xtra to name a few.

Will has been nominated 3 times for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year Award in 2012, 2014 and 2015, has won FATEA Magazine Instrumentalist Of the Year 2013, 2014 and also was nominated for Songlines Magazine best newcomer.