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Midnight on the Water (Electronic Version)

I’ve already recorded this tune earlier on the channel, so here’s a different approach. This time we’re playing on a Streb electronic melodeon, doing multi-tracked violin/strings through a Midi interface onto an iPad running ThumbJam.

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Roslin Castle

Roslin Castle is a lovely traditional Scottish Air. I’m playing all the parts of this pseudo string quartet arrangement. No video with this one, so there are some photos courtesy of a few anonymous instragram users – thank you very much, whoever you are!

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Off to California

Here is Off to California, a nice simple hornpipe and tune of the month for April 2015.

Played on an electronic Streb melodeon, in the key of G/C (I’m using the Streb to test out the balance of chords and basses for another box).

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En Avant Blonde Mazurka

A mazurka take of the classic French waltz, En Avant Blonde. tune of the month for February 2015.

Played on a Streb eMelodeon in G/C (I’m trying out a possible note layout on it!)

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Haste to the Wedding played on Electronic Melodeon

A somewhat unusual melodeon version of Haste to the Wedding, played on a Streb electronic melodeon plugged into an iPad via iRig Midi, and running the midi processor ThumbJammer on it. I’ve gone for the string quartet version here 🙂

This is a single take, no overdubbing – it’s all done by using the melodeon’s treble, chords and bass.’s tune of the month for January 2015.

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Blaydon Races played on multiple melodeons

Theme of the month for 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

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Christmas Day Ida Moarning on Electronic Melodeon

Here’s my contribution to’s Christmas Tunes theme of the month; this gorgeous ‘listening tune’ from Shetland, written by Shetland fiddler Fredamann Stickle who used to play this tune to the laird every Christmas apparently.

Played in D on a Streb electronic melodeon using a sample set taken from a dry tuned Castagnari melodeon, although with these settings it sounds rather more expressive and almost like a harmonica I would say.

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