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.
Here’s a reworking of Bonny Kate, the english reel, here played as a jig. I think it goes quite well. Played in F on a C/F Hohner Club I and part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for October 2019, Old Tune of the Months.
This tune comes from the playing of Rosbif, a band who introduced english audiences to traditional french music in the 1980’s, producing 2 classic albums. They simply call this “Waltz”, and it comes from the playing of Philippe Krumm, and his band Paris Centre. Generally, it tends to be referred to as the Rosbif Waltz, or sometimes Philippe Krumm’s.
We recorded this on the spur of the moment as my contribution to April 2019’s melodeon.net theme of the month – Runner Ups – tunes that didn’t manage to win the tune of the month poll.
I’m playing this on a 1930’s Hohner Club in C/F; Mark on a violin that he got many years ago, travelled round the world with, and done many, many, gigs with. It’s not the violin in the picture!
Here’s a go at Blue Sausage Island, Cliff Stapleton’s amazing schottische, Cliff being a cracking gurdy player and composer of course. Genuinely difficult on melodeon, so apologies for any simplifications that may be flying through. We’re in D minor on a C/F Hohner Club 1 here.
Melodeon.net theme of the month Sep 2017 is Schottisches; this is part of that.
This is a La Chavannee tune, I’m fairly certain – written by Eric Montbel. Having such a generic name, there’s *LOTS* of different tunes called this, but I think this is. a lovely waltz that fits beautifully on a 2 row 8 bass box, and here played on a C/F Hohner Club I.
Theme of the month for melodeon.net September 2014; play one tune on all your melodeons – so here we go:
Hohner 12 Bass G/C
Castagnari Lilly A/D
Robert Boutet one row in D
Hohner Preciosa 12 Bass in Bb/Eb
Hohner Club Modell 1 in C/F
Hohner Pokerwork in D/G
Castagnari Mory in D/G
Hohner Lucia in D/G/Accs
Castagnari Giasco I in D/G
Hohner 1 Row in G
Streb Electronic Melodeon in this case in Eb/Ab/Accs
“The Big Finish!” – Castagnari Magica CBA
2 great french style schottisches; the first written by Martin Keates of Jabadaw; the second Dominique Forges’ classic Sansonnet. Played as part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for February 2012, Schottisches
A reworking of the East Anglian polka ‘Oh Joe the Boat is Going Over’ into a french style bourree. This mostly involves changing the music to mixolydian mode and playing with a bourree style. Played on a Hohner 1930’s Club in C/F (so the tune comes out in C Mixolydian). Melodeon.net Tune of the Month for September 2011.