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Mazurka Rigal

Here’s a contribution for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for May 2020, minor tunes. This is Mazurka Rigal, a lovely traditional centre-France mazurka, here played on the inner row of a C/F Hohner Club melodeon, and hence in Gm.

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Ganivelle

This wonderful schottische is another Fred Paris tune. A classic, and far too close to Galopede for me to remember it cleanly; always mix the two up! It’s melodeon.net’s tune of the month for May 2020.

Played on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G.

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The Canal in October / Speed the Plough

Recorded both for the Vaults Bar virtual session, and the melodeon.net theme of the month ‘Favourite tunes’. These are the tunes I will normally play if we get into playing the last thing at the end of a session. Good, fun tunes that everyone can join in, but have something about them too. The gap at the end of the last time through of Speed the Plough is so I can shout ‘out’ at the end, by the way – playing and talking are hard 🙂

Recorded on a Castagnari Giasco I in D/G.

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The Woodcock / The Kerfunken

2 irish jigs played in a not-very-irish style. Great tunes both. Arrangement very much influenced by the version Chris Wood and Andy Cutting used to play, a *long* time ago.

Played on a D/G Castagnari Giasco I

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Schottische Adele Blanc-Sec

Another quick contribution for the Virtual Vaults Bar Session, and also for melodeon.net’s theme of the month. This is Frederic Paris’ schottische Adele Blanc-Sec, played on a Van der Aa melodeon in G/C (so we’re in Am).

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The Railway

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2020 (and also for our weekly virtual session for the Vaults Bar Stony Stratford) is this little jig, ‘The Railway’. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

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Carousel

A quick recording for our Virtual Vaults Bar Session. Also a favourite tune, for the melodeon.net theme of the month for April 2020 🙂 Recorded on phone by the fair Liz, and played on a Hohner Club I in C/F.

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English Schottische

A quick recording for the virtual vaults session! My mate Dave Chatterley wrote this and posted a version of it on mandolin yesterday – great tune Dave!

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St Anne’s Reel

A somewhat more laid back version of this tune than the video I learned it from! French canadian, put also popular in the bluegrass and canadian traditions.

Played on a Castagnari Giasco I D/G in D.

Melodeon.net tune of the month for March 2020.

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Where Is Your Heart (Moulin Rouge)

Theme of the month at melodeon.net is music from the movies, so here’s the tune from the song from the 1952 film Moulin Rouge. A great waltz in its own right. Written by Georges Auric, and frequently sung with a variety of different lyrics depending on language.

Played on a Hohner Club 1 in C/F.

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