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Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:03 pm
by John Vernon
Hello Tom and all other CBAists. Any further thoughts on this Rally? I will come if I'm available, the earlier I know a date, the more likely to be available!
b.t.w. Tom, I met you at the "Clog Ale" at Daglingworth.
Rgds John

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:31 pm
by TomBR
Hi John, good to hear from you, I was planning on getting a message to you via Sabotage in case you didn't see it here.
Looking at Saturdays in October and hope to have something definite in the next day or so.
Tom

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:30 am
by TomBR
Hi folks
Going for 7th October 2017 in Steventon, Oxfordshire. Just west of the A34 near Didcot and not far north of Chievely junction of the M4.
So, please save the date and I'll add other info shortly.

Slightly updated version of what I said before.....
What's coming to mind is:-
- Get together in the hall from mid-morning, bring instruments to show, compare, try out etc.
- Bring any instruments for sale, might be possible to get some other instruments specifically for sale there.
- Anyone thinking of swapping to CBA from PA, or starting from scratch would be welcome.
- "Ploughmans" type lunch and other refreshments organised (by me.)
- After lunch "show and tell," encouraging as many as possible to play a tune, share things of interest, ask opinions, etc.
- Maybe find a tune or some music to have a massed play.
- Ends late afternoon.
- Cost minimal, £10 a head.

"Rallies" in the world of old motorbikes have been described as "ride two hundred miles, stand about in a field talking bikes, ride two hundred miles home!"

Cheers,
Tom

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:43 am
by Anyanka
It's in the diary! Thanks for organising this :ch

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:32 pm
by craptiger
I'm up for this too. I don't frequent the forums as often as I'd like to but now I know this is on I'll check back more often.
I can bring my Saltarelle Bourroche and my Victoria Poeta (which is 'kind of" for sale) for people to have a go on if they want.
It's so frustrating not being able to try new CBAs before buying. It's a lot of money to drop on something you're not going to see for up to 6 months!
Ben

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:38 pm
by losthobos
Sorry to say I'm away....enjoy...

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:16 am
by Anyanka
craptiger wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:32 pm
It's so frustrating not being able to try new CBAs before buying. It's a lot of money to drop on something you're not going to see for up to 6 months!
Ben
That's one of the reasons why I like buying second-hand - I still love the Pigini I bought from you four years ago!

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:26 pm
by craptiger
Perhaps you'd like to upgrade to a lovely Poeta? Or even just add it to your collection? :tup:

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:40 pm
by John Vernon
It's in my diary!
looking forward to meeting all you button box types.
john

Re: Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally 7 October 2017

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:14 pm
by Anyanka
craptiger wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:26 pm
Perhaps you'd like to upgrade to a lovely Poeta? Or even just add it to your collection? :tup:
It'll be nice to try it... but I very much hope that I won't be smitten with it... I've already got to find the money for two more sets of bagpipes that I've ordered!