PS; the emoticon in the middle there was actually a "b" followed by a bracket!!
B for reggub?! Can't find that cheque stub - looks like I'm guilty and 20 quid in the red so that's 20 off that 200 quid at least!
(It'll be in the post (ho ho!)
At least I have heard that Martin is overloaded coz has just had his one millionth new member since this thread started. I see 48 people are online at the ICA page at 00.14hours just now.
Hmmm... Red Alert: Remember the rush for the 49.99 new ipad (normal price 450 quid) from Tesco
One of the comments to the daily mail was: "Real Bargain or Publicity Stunt - I wonder?"
No the (preponderant) English players on the Committee would never do that!
1. I wonder if people who have not received No 451 realise they can see the ICA Library, "the world’s largest collection of concertina music" in Nottingham at Jeremy's Open Day chez lui on April 28th? Judging by the poster he has put up it is going to quite a Boozey occasion!http://www.concertina.org/ica/
2.Short sentence as unpunctuated Virginia Woolf arpeggio:
On 60th anniversary events would it be possible to have an AGM musicmaking full weekend of non stop sessions somewhere (with all the various other instruments that Cnetters play) and a live internet linkup) so that everyone from Waddow (hint hint) to Tokyo (see interview in latest No 451 Concertina World) with concertiniste Myiuki Miura who started career studying accordion in Europe) so everyone on Cnet can play along virtually.
Waddow you ask? Almost equidistant musically and geographically from the banks of Loch Lomond and Dover Pierhttp://waddow.org.uk/home.aspx
Just 45 miles from Cleckheaton and where Folkus hold their annual multi-instrument bash (Feb 2013 is already probably more than 50 per cent pre-booked by regular participants after this year's bash).They introduced a concertina element at Feb 2012 weekend.http://soundcloud.co...lkus-band-playshttp://folkusnorthwe...waddow_2012.pdf
As it could be a permasession we would not have to worry about tutor costs -- just costs of bed and board ranging from about 13 quid per bunkbed in the three smart cottages which have selfcatering kitchens and sitting room, or/ plus option of standard cost of (excellent)full board with coffee breaks, and afternoon tea and cakes).
There are then triple ensuites and a few doubles and singles with the a few single double posh rooms on the front of Waddow Hall. There is a 'till-early' musical bar too.
Such an event would come under non-guiding, non-corporate price list charges and depending on numbers a useful discount might be negotiable.http://waddow.org.uk...price_list.aspx
It is about one hour from Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds-Bradford airports and 15m from the M6 Motorway at Preston.
Just a thought (or two) u know --