Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2020 (and also for our weekly virtual session for the Vaults Bar Stony Stratford) is this little jig, ‘The Railway’. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.
Category: Hohner Preciosa
A slightly different version of Frederic Paris’ schottische, which is tune of the month at melodeon.net this month (November 2019). Lovely tune, been playing it for *years* which makes it hard to find anything different to do with it!
Here played on a Hohner Preciosa 12 bass in Bb/Eb. (we’re on the inside row, so we’re playing in F minor).
If you want to hear how I’d play it normally, here I am playing it live in concert with my mate Mark Prescott a few years back.
A lovely french mazurka written by french gurdy player Gilles Chabenat. A gorgeous tune, and melodeon.net’s tune of the month for July 2019. Here it’s being played on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa in C minor. Normally, it’s played in D minor I think.
I’ve just learned this off my violin playing friend Mark Prescott – it’s full name is I believe Lucy Farr’s barndance. Not necessarily written by Lucy, but from her repertoire. Simple, but so effective.
Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, as part of Melodeon.net’s theme for July 2019, ‘Tunes you’ve just learned’.
Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for June 2019 is that traditional waltz from the Orkney Islands. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.
June 2019’s theme at melodeon.net is 48 bar tunes, and here’s one of my favourites. A well known tune, common in sessions, but it’s still one of my favourite things when someone starts it. I’m playing a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.
Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for May 2019 is Sandy’s tune ‘The Fighting Temeraire’. I’m playing this on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa which seems to suit it very nicely. Nice one Sandy 🙂
This tune is an english traditional tune dug up from obscure manuscripts by Becky Price and featured on Boldwood’s album ‘Glory of the West’. I think it’s a cracking tune. Played here on a 12 bass Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa in C minor, but it fits fine on a standard 8 bass box too. Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for January 2019; tunes from the British Isles.
I wrote this a couple of weeks ago on piano, and it transcribes nicely on melodeon too – it’s a 5 time waltz played here in C minor on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa. Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for December 2018, Christmas/Wintery/Festive tunes etc.