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Month: February 2010

Orange in Bloom (as a Hornpipe)

Played on a Castagnari Giasco 1 D/G melodeon by Clive Williams, part of’s Tune of the Month Feb 2010.

Orange in Bloom is normally played as a waltz in sessions, or as a jig when played for Morris. It also makes a jolly good hornpipe though!

For those of you who haven’t met a Giasco 1 before, it’s effectively a 12 bass Castagnari Lilly, a single voice box with reeds mounted flat to give a concertina type sound. My one has unisonoric basses giving D, G, C, Am, Em, Bm all in both directions.

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Si Bheag Si Mhor

A Carolan piece for’s Theme of the Month, Feb 2010. One of my favourite tunes ever.

Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory melodeon, in the key of D.

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