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Category: Castagnari Mory

La Bataille sur Le Petit Arbre

Theme of the Month for Melodeon.net in July is ‘Tunes from Somewhere Else’ – tunes from places or cultures you don’t normally play. Well, I can’t play cajun music for love nor money, but this cajun waltz is just a corker. I learned it off the playing of one of the early Kathryn Tickell Band incarrnations, to which this is fairly accurate, but the original original cajun version is nothing like this. You can hear it, but it’s clearly changed feel and style in the translation to Kathryn. She learned it from the Boat Band, a cajun band from Cheshire if I recall. Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G… though being cajun in origin, this is in A mixolydian. It relies on a low G note, without which you can’t do the turn around at the end of each section.

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The Bluemont Waltz

Rodney Miller’s waltz, here slowed down and played in the Vivant style. Played in G on a D/G Castagnari Mory; Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for May 2017.

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The South Wind

This month’s melodeon.net tune of the month; The South Wind, a 1700’s Irish trad tune. Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G

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Valse efter Lasse i Lyby

This beautiful tune comes from the playing of the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc – and others I’m sure. Traditional Swedish, part of Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for February 2017. Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G

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Silent Night

A simple christmas carol tune for Christmas, as part of Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for December 2016. Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Bagpipers

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for December 2016 – a traditional english tune recently popularised by the likes of Leveret. Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Le Ruisseau Francais

A lovely earworm of a tune written by Andre Brunet of De Temps Antan / La Bottine Souriante fame. Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory as part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for July 2016; play a tune you’ve just learned (which I just have)

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Midnight on the Water

Luke Thomasson’s classic American waltz here played on a Castagnari Mory melodeon in D/G. Played as part of Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for October 2015, Tunes of Lester Bailey – tunes taken from fellow melodeon player Lester Bailey’s blog a-tune-a-day.

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Kathleen

This lovely tune was written some time ago by Kathryn Tickell, northumbrian piper. I think it was on a long out of print Kathryn Tickell Band album from the 1990’s, but don’t quote me! Written by Kathryn in honour of her mother apparently.

Recorded as a slow air for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for June 2015. Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Coroare

This lovely tune was composed by Chris Wood and appears on his long out of print CD with Andy Cutting, ‘Lisa’. Every bit as good as the more well known Mrs Saggs, and deserves to be played more I think.

Part of melodeon.net Theme of the Month for June 2015, Slow airs – played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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