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Category: Tunings

Long Odds

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for November 2021, a cracking english reel. Harder than it looks! Played on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G.

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Hellibore

Here’s a go at Naragonia’s schottische, Hellibore played on a G/C Van der Aa. Great schottische, written by Toon Van Mierlo – normally played in G minor, though I’m playing it in A minor here. Melodeon.net theme of the month for November 2021, tunes that start with ‘H’ of which this is a great example!

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Thirty Two

Melodeon.net’s theme of the month is numbers – tunes with numbers in the name. So here’s Larry Unger’s wonderful waltz ‘Thirty Two’, which appears on his album ‘Waltz Time’ with Ginny Snowe.

I’m playing this on an 1980’s Castagnari Lilly in A/D, so the tune itself is in B minor.

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Adieu Ma Dédeé

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for October 2021 is Philippe Plard’s wonderful waltz, Adieu Ma Dédeé. I’m playing it here on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, so the tune’s in C minor.

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Le Gabier de Terre Neuve

A lovely breton song tune, played for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for Sep 2021, ‘Alphabet – G’. Learned off the playing of Andy Cutting (an instrumental version), but I note Emmanuel Pariselle does a lovely version of the song itself.

Played on a Hohner Club I in C/F.

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Brother Trip Foot

A quick blast through September 2021’s tune of the month at Melodeon.net, ‘Brother Trip Foot’. Great tune, never heard it before. Played on a Hohner Club I in C/F.

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Flatbush Waltz

Another tune that ‘starts with F’ – melodeon.net’s theme of the month for August 2021. This is a lovely tune written by Andy Statman, and until this month, not one that I thought fitted on melodeon – it does, but you need to play it in B minor rather than E minor.

Played on a standard D/G Hohner Pokerwork.

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Fisher’s Hornpipe

A fine traditional hornpipe, here played a bit slower than usual, and with a little more swing. Also known as the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ tune, after being featured in the soundtrack.

Played for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for August 2021, ‘Alphabet Soup – F’, on a Castagnari Giasco in D/G.

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Trip to Stowmarket

A great tune written by the late Steve Dumpleton, a fine musician and teacher who passed away recently. This is melodeon.net’s tune of the month for August 2021.

Played on a Robert Boutet one-row melodeon in D.

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