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Sun Assembly

Tune of the month for October 2023 at melodeon.net, a traditional English tune that comes from a 1750’s tune book. It’s a march, but I’m hornpiping it a bit here.

Played on a Hohner Liliput in G/C, converted and rebuilt by Kay Albrecht.

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Yxi Kaunis Papillinen Polska

Here’s a traditional Finnish fiddle tune called Yxi Kaunis Papillinen Polska, my entry for melodeon.net’s theme of the month, tunes that start with Y. It turns out to be quite a tricky letter to find a tune for! This one is from the album Zwei Mannborgs, who do an amazing version for two harmoniums. The title broadly translates to ‘one beautiful priestly polska’.

Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Lola Flexen

An Andy Cutting tune – a slow 6/8 time thing, with an extra couple of bars in the B music. Recorded on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb for melodeon.net theme of the month, September 2023.

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Robin’s Waltz

A waltz written by Jon Swayne (of Blowzabella fame). Some versions stick an extra bar on the end of the B music – I don’t. Played on a Hohner 1920’s G/C melodeon for melodeon.net’s tune of the month, September 2023.

This melodeon is for sale (as of 9/9/23); see https://forum.melodeon.net/index.php?topic=29605.msg350585#msg350585 if interested.

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Drummond Castle

This melodeon is for sale (August 2023); this is a quick demo video – it’s got 2 sets of medium reeds and one set of low (which are switched off in this video). Also see the videos for the Elfique with the low reed engaged, and the 1930s Hohner.

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Lord Inchiquin

This comes from Turlough Carolan, the irish harpist, repertoire which contains many, many, great tunes. Here played on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa in Bb.

Part of melodeon.net theme of the month for August 2023, Carolan tunes.

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Winster Gallop

Nice simple tune this one, played for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month – tunes starting with W.

Played on Saltarelle Elfique D/G, in G.

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Polperro Bay

Ollie King’s tune, which is tune of the month for July 2023 over at melodeon.net. Quite hard to figure out a way to play this without having the full range of low notes, so I’ve gone for playing it (mostly) in the upper octave.

Played on a D/G Castagnari Giasco I in D; I believe the original is written in G.

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