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Josefin’s Dopvals

I’m having another go at melodeon.net’s tune of the month, this time in D because I wasn’t happy with the recording quality on my first go earlier in the month.

This go is on a Castagnari Giasco in D/G, and recorded directly onto phone, warts and all. This is a Roger Tallroth tune, of Vasen fame.

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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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Motorway Mazurka

A tune played for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for August 2020, Civil Engineering 🙂

This was written by Jon Swayne of Blowzabella, on a motorway.

Played on a Van der Aa Compact III melodeon in G/C.

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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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Molly Oxford

A quick run through of this on the Van der Aa melodeon in G/C for the Vaults Bar Virtual Session; we’re in C here. Recorded during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020.

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From Night Til Morn

This tune is melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month for July 2020; a lovely trad English tune. I’ve been experimenting with video editing recently – so it’s a duet!

Played on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G, and mixed with the Olive video editor.

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Roslin and Adama

This piece is from Bear McCreary’s score for the 2004 TV version of Battlestar Galactica. It wasn’t written with the melodeon in mind, so I’ve had to work quite hard to make it fit. It’s a lovely piece that fits on the piano too.

Played on a Van der Aa melodeon in G/C for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for July 2020, TV music.

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The Rose Tree / Duchess Dressed in Blue – Session Set

Another pair of tunes that I play fairly frequently in sessions recorded for the Vaults Bar virtual session. These have the distinct advantage of sitting perfectly on a standard 2 row D/G melodeon, but still have lots of musical possibilities. No extra basses, accidentals required.

Played on a Hohner D/G Pokerwork, during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020.

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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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