Button boxes and moothie magic

Button boxes and moothie magic

Moothie maestros and ace box players from across Scotland and beyond will gather in Aberdeen next month.

The University of Aberdeen's Elphinstone Institute hosts Button Boxes and Moothies – A Free Reed Convention from November 11-13.

The event is a unique celebration of small free-reed instruments, including mouth organs, concertinas, melodeons, diatonic button accordions, and Jew’s harps.

"The Convention will be just the place to enjoy the appealing music of these delightful instruments by some of the very best talents around, both local to Scotland and from further afield,” said Prof. Ian Russell, Director of The Elphinstone Institute. “It will be an excellent opportunity to find out more about the instruments and their music."

The weekend event will allow visitors to try a taster session, join an elementary workshop or, for the more experienced, learn about style and repertoire at a players’ workshop.

There will also be opportunities for informal sessions in local music-friendly pubs, such as the Blue Lamp and the Prince of Wales.

Full programme details and booking on line are available at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone

or telephone 01224 272996 for further information.