This is January 2019’s tune of the month from Melodeon.net – a lovely tune written by Annlaug Borsheim, a hardanger fiddle player and singer from Norway. A lovely slow jig, here played in D on a D/G Castagnari Giasco I.
Category: Castagnari Giasco I
Very appropriately, the tune to this french anti-war song is tune of the month at melodeon.net for November 2018. Played on a Castagnari Giasco I in D/G in the key of D (in fact entirely on the D row).
Melodeon.net’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.
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 melodeon.net’s theme of the month for January 2018, ‘New Tunes’
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 melodeon.net’s tune of the month for November 2017.
An O’Carolan march, played for melodeon.net’s tune of the month for October 2017. Played on a D/G Castagnari Giasco I.
Here’s an old favourite, played simply on a D/G Castagnari Giasco I. This is in D, and all on the D row – a classic jig, and a favourite of sessions everywhere. Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for July 2017 – we’re revisiting old favourites for a while.
Well, I like this tune. It made tune of the month after we all saw a lovely take on it by Roland Carson, so I’ve learned it up, and here we are. It seems to sit on this box, a Castagnari Giasco I in D/G just beautifully – like it was made for this tune. It’s an O’Carolan air of course.
Melodeon.net tune of the month for June 2017
Here’s a quick demo recording Mark and I did a week or so back of a possible new tune set; Far Away (by Pete Jung) and Two Rivers (by Larry Unger). I did a solo version of Larry’s tune some time ago, but the version with Mark is much better 🙂
Learned as Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for September 2016 and played on a Castagnari Giasco I in Bm (Far Away) and D (Two Rivers).
3 tunes played for melodeon.net’s April 2016 theme, Polkas. A cracking set of polkas devised by Brian Peters, English melodeon player. Brian wrote the Box in the Attic and The Low Flier; Northern Nanny is traditional.
Played in D on a Castagnari Giasco in D/G