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Tripping Upstairs’s tune of the month for March 2018 is Tripping Upstairs; a popular jig. Here played on a Castagnari Giasco I (effectively a 12 bass Lilly) in D/G, pretty much all apart from the occasional note on the D row.

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Hotfoot 2 / Sweet Ginger by Dave Whetstone

Two fast reels played as part of’s theme of the month for March 2018, Fast Tunes. These two were written by Dave Whetstone, and featured on his CD ‘The Resolution’. Dave gave up playing for a bit, but is doing occasional gigs now – which is great; he’s a really fine player.

The box I’m playing this on is a Robert Boutet Quebecois one row accordion in D.

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Portobello Hornpipe

A simple take on the Portobello hornpipe, which is’s tune of the month for February 2018. Played on a D/G Hohner Lucia in G.

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Radstock Jig

Here’s a take on this traditional old English tune, collected by Cecil Sharp. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb as part of’s theme of the month for February 2018, Traditional tunes.

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La Candela

Cyrille Brotto is a *fantastic* French melodeon player, on a different level from us mere mortals. This is one of his more famous tunes, a lovely mazurka, as played in his duo Brotto-Lopez (but without the singing!).

Played on a Castagnari Giasco in D/G, mostly on the G row, though it’s one of those tunes where I’m not entirely sure what key it is – one of the less common minor keys I think.

Obligatory improvised section 3rd time through 🙂

Part of’s theme of the month for January 2018, ‘New Tunes’

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The Weavers’ March’s tune of the month for January 2018 and played on a Kay Albrecht converted Hohner Liliput in G/C (in the key of C). Popularised (on melodeon anyway) by Tony Hall, but had words put it by Scots poet Robert Burns, so presumably around during his time in the late 18th century.

As far as a melodeon exercise is concerned, this is a pretty straightforward piece played mostly on one-row (by me, anyway).

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Wassailing / I Saw Three Ships

2 Christmas tunes played as part of’s theme for December 2017, which is of course a Christmas themes again. These are played on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C, in C.

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Midnight on the Water (Electronic Version)

I’ve already recorded this tune earlier on the channel, so here’s a different approach. This time we’re playing on a Streb electronic melodeon, doing multi-tracked violin/strings through a Midi interface onto an iPad running ThumbJam.

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Elizabeth Clare (Second Version)

A second version of this, this time played in D (twice) and then G, on a D/G Castagnari Giasco I. I love this melodeon; it’s great at stuff like this. Elizabeth Clare was written by Chris Wood, and is’s tune of the month for November 2017.

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Elizabeth Clare

A first attempt on this Chris Wood tune – I tried a couple of different versions of this – so thought I’d upload them both! This one is on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, played in Eb. tune of the month for November 2017.

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