Accordion workshop with Becky Price 31 Mar 2019

Accordion workshop day with Becky Price, performer, teacher and founder of English dance band Boldwood… on Sunday 31st  March 2019

Location: Hook Village Hall, 3 Hook St, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4 8EF. Doors open 10am, workshop starts at 10:30, and ends at about 4pm. There are no eating facilities nearby, so please bring a packed lunch. Tea & coffee & biscuits will be provided during the day.

Cost: £35. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Derek Shaw on 07740932938 or email him at  to reserve a place.

Playing for English social dance

Becky Price is the founder & leader of  English dance band Boldwood & has worked with Sam Sweeney, Karen Tweed, Hannah James & members of Blowzabella. She has become a popular teacher & workshop leader & was a guest tutor for the National Youth Folk Ensemble 2016 & 17. She will be teaching different approaches to accordion playing when accompanying English social dance

She will be teaching by ear but sheet music will be available.


Hohner Cajun HA112

For sale Hohner Cajun melodeon £475

Virtually new Hohner Cajun melodeon, made in Germany. In the key of C. This is a classic instrument and it is rare to find examples like this that were purchased and not played. This one was located (of all places) in Tasmania.

Price: £475 including postage to the mainland UK.
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Albrecht melodeon

For sale Albrecht one row melodeon in D – £1950

This Albrecht melodeon is one of five of this design made in 2013 by the innovative young German accordion maker, Kay Albrecht (see his web site here). It demonstrates a convergence of art and music, with its fabulous appearance and sound quality. The reeds are hand finished and give a rapid response to the player. This instrument has only been played a handful of times and is in mint condition. It has three voices on the treble side and four bass buttons. It comes with a luxury hard case.

Price: £1950 including postage to the mainland UK.
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Pariselle melodeon in DG with 14 bass (sold)

Pariselle melodeon in DG with 14 bass. (Now SOLD) This was made in 2014 in Yeovil under the direction of Emmanuel Pariselle. It is fitted with hand finished Ciccarelli reeds and is octave tuned, with two voices, Low and Medium, with two switches to give three settiings (L, M, or LM). It has 14 basses and a six button helper row. The layout is here – Pariselle Layout PDF. This is a unique instrument, made from French walnut and custom inlay. The bass chords are ‘thirdless’. This wonderful instrument weighs 3.5kg or 8lbs. Please watch the video demo to hear an identical instrument (the melodeon in the video was made alongside this one for sale).

Video of instrument with identical reeds and voices.

Weltmeister Stella 34 60

Weltmeister Stella Piano Accordion 34 key

Weltmeister Stella Piano Accordion. 34 key and 60 bass (SOLD) Three voices on the treble side (LMM) with 5 couplers, and three couplers on the bass side. This is a compact instrument and easier on the shoulders than a full sized instrument. It has been spot tuned and cleaned, with a new grille cloth and new shoulder straps. It also has a hard case.