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Category: Castagnari Mory

Mrs Saggs – Session Set

Another tune for the virtual Vaults Bar session during the Covid 19 ‘happening’ in August 2020 where I’m recording one by one each of the sets I’m quite likely to play down the session. A lovely air written by Chris Wood, 30 years ago. Where does the time go?

Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Inisheer – Session Set

Another in the series of tunes I’m recording for the Vaults Bar virtual session while music sessions are locked down during the Covid 19 epidemic; each week, give or take, I upload one or more tunes or tune sets that I’d typically play down the session, in the key I would typical use. Play along! We’re in G.

This week, Inisheer by Thomas Walsh. This tune is played a lot around here. Played on the Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Si Bheag Si Mhor – Session Set

Although it’s just the one tune, I’d still class this as a session set – something I commonly play down the Vaults Bar and other sessions. It’s in D of course, and was recorded for the Vaults Bar virtual sessions during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Vivre played by Vivant

Another tune from our June 2020 lockdown music morning where we played a few tunes on Horsefair Green in Stony Stratford together. That won’t make a lot of sense if you’re watching this 10 years in the future, but right now, we are bang in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and are keeping 2 metres apart from each other, as is the rest of the country. Strange times. The tune is Vivre, written by Stephane Delicq.

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La Boite a Frissons

I learned this tune a *long* time ago, and still enjoy playing it. I don’t normally play it “out” though. It’s a Jean Blanchard fast waltz, played in Em on a Castagnari Mory in D/G, and played for both the Vaults Bar virtual session and melodeon.net theme of the month “Minor Tunes”.

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Molinara / Flatworld

Another of a series of tune sets that I play in sessions that I’m recording every week or so for the Vaults Bar virtual session. I used to play these 2 with GIG CB, and indeed they’re on their first CD “Giant!” (recorded 20+ years ago!).

These are waltzes in Em (played on a D/G Castagnari Mory) written by Jon Swayne and Andy Cutting respectively. Flatworld is pretty much “traditional” now, of course.

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The Height of Cader Idris

Theme of the month at melodeon.net for January 2020 is mountains, hills, etc – this air came instantly to mind. It’s traditional, but discovered/played by English instrumental trio Leveret and found on their album ‘In the Round’. Cader Idris is of course a mountain in mid Wales.

Played on the Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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