This fantastic mazurka was written by my good friend Chris Shaw; normally it’s played by GIG CB in a mostly fiddle led sound in D minor, but here I’m trying it on a G/C Hohner Lilliput, and it’s in A minor. Melodeon.net’s theme of the month; playing tunes by other melnet members.
Category: Hohner Albrecht Liliput
October’s tune of the month at Melodeon.net is this wonderful English tune. Played on a G/C Hohner Lilliput converted by Kay Albrecht.
I wrote this little tune yesterday. I’ve been racking my brains for a tune to play for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for October 2018, which is transport and travel… and I can’t think of any I haven’t played yet – so I wrote one. I’m fairly confident no-one else have ever named a tune ‘Trip to Milton Keynes’ yet, and so I did. Played in C on a Hohner Lilliput in G/C.
This wonderful tune is one of the first tunes I ever learned. Very well known, but not often played (at least in sessions I go to), because it’s very well known. It’s great. Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for August 2018.
Traditional tune from North East England. Played on a Kay Albrecht Lilliput in G/C (so we’re in C) – it’s more commonly played (on melodeon anyway) in G.
Straight down the line version of this really enjoyable polka as used by the Bacup Coconut Dancers. Melodeon.net tune of the month for May 2018.
I’ve taken this version of Frankie Rodgers’ fiddle tune from Forrest Crain’s melodeon version, which I really rather like. The tune has shifted quite a lot from Frankie’s original I notice, and there seems to be a lot of variation in the various fiddle versions out there, let alone the ones that sit on different instruments.
Played as part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for May 2018, tunes from America – I guess this is part Canadian, and part USA.
Melodeon.net’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).
François Deguelt’s musette waltz, learned from the playing of great french musician, Marc Perrone. This version is in Am and G (on a G/C Hohner Lilliput conversion by Kay Albrecht); pretty much the only way you can sensibly fit it on a 2 row 8 bass instrument. The original was in Am and A I think. This is a quick, early attempt at this at resurrecting this (first attempted 25 years ago) – the version by, for example, 21 Boutons shows I’ve some way to go…
A lovely waltz written by Philippe Prieur; part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for May 2017, Colours – white stretching the point a bit I suppose. Played in G on a Kay Albrecht’ converted G/C Lilliput.
If ever there was a Milton Keynes folk tune, this is it. Written by Pete Lockwood of the Cock and Bull band, and here played in G on a G/C Hohner Lilliput conversion by Kay Albrecht. If you meet this in a session, which you surely will around Milton Keynes, you’ll find it in D where it fits on a D/G melodeon nicely.
Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for April 2017, Tunes from your Local Session