Rehearsal Monday 27th April

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that both of the Panther tunes are finally available on the website.

Please make sure you have sheet music for all parts for your instrument, as we’ll need to switch from time to time.

For Monday, we’ll look at a combination of new / new-ish and past tunes to keep everything moving along.

– Ja-Da (Ja-Da Jing-Jing)

– Doing’ the Voom Voom – Brand new – Jem will bring the sheet music along.

– Moondance

– Three Manx Dances

– Cool Saints

See you at Whitestrand !

Cheers Jem

MSE Rehearsal – Mon 20th April

Hi all,

Monday’s rehearsal will have a much greater concentration on playing than last week¬†ūüôā

I’m sticking to the plan of taking on a limited set of new pieces, and picking up on some of our ‘wip’ materials.

On Monday, we’ll therefore feature Pink Panther again and¬†a new tune (Blue Panther) – plus have a run through Moondance, Lone Arranger, Ja-Da.

I’ll provide a full draft list of tunes we’ll work on this term, and we can start working on individual aspects from Monday onwards.¬† I’ll also post via the blog, our ‘game-plan’ for the next couple of terms.

See you Monday, Regs Jem

Summer Term 2015 – Starts Monday !

Hi all,

Here’s a quick welcome back to the MSE, and in rather sunnier¬†weather than last time we were together¬†!

We’ll kick off the new term on Monday (13th) – we’ll starting playing at 7pm,¬†but we’ll run for 2 hours from when the last player is ready, so plan to finish @9pm or thereabouts.

Being the first date of the new term and new year, we’ll kick off with a mixture of some tunes which were work-in-progress last term, and a couple of new entrants, to give us a fairly easy start.

Can you please make sure you have sheet music (all parts for your instrument) for ….

– Cool Saints,¬†Ja-Da (Jing-Jing), Moondance, Hornpipe Fun, Lone Arranger.¬† I’ll provide parts for 2 new tunes.

We’ll also make some time to talk through some planning and logistics stuff, and I’ll introduce you to a new piece of clever tech !

Important Note :¬† Our website / hosting deal is shortly due to expire soon, and it’s expensive to renew, so I’ve carried out a sideways move.

The old website ( will be operational until mid-May, then will cease to work.

The new website ( is up and running now.  It looks very much like the old one, and will operate in the same way.

However, the ID and password for the members area has changed.¬† I’ll send details of this by email, and any new material will be added to the new site.

Lastly, Susie has sent through a snippet of us playing Moondance at Peel Pensioners.  Good to see and hear things from the audience perspective, and some stuff to use in discussion.

Moondance at Peel

See you Monday.

Cheers Jem



New Concert Opportunity – Availability Check – 22nd July 2015

Hi all,

I’ve been contacted by the organiser of an event for the Townswomen’s Guild, who meet regularly on Wednesdays at St. John’s.

In fact, the same group approached us two years ago but we couldn’t accommodate them as we had folks on holiday.

The concert this year will be on Wed 22nd July at 7:15pm, and I’m hoping we can get a quorum together if not the whole group.

Can you please let me know if you can make the date.¬† In doing so, please give it serious consideration as I don’t want to commit only to find we have problems further down the road.

Thanks a mill, Jem