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Category: Bb/Eb

Citi ma GCumman

A lovely tradition irish waltz, learned from the playing of William Coulter. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb; a tune for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for January 2024 – irish music.

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Midnight on the Water (in Bb)

Luke Thomason’s waltz – one of my favourite all time tunes. Recorded this one at least twice before, so this time I’m playing it in Bb on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa. Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for January 2024.

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Lola Flexen

An Andy Cutting tune – a slow 6/8 time thing, with an extra couple of bars in the B music. Recorded on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb for melodeon.net theme of the month, September 2023.

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Lord Inchiquin

This comes from Turlough Carolan, the irish harpist, repertoire which contains many, many, great tunes. Here played on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa in Bb.

Part of melodeon.net theme of the month for August 2023, Carolan tunes.

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Valhermeil

This cracking tune is a Bruno le Tron composition. I used to play it many, many years ago with GIG CB! – can I still remember it? Well, kind of. Here we go! We used to use this for a Rondeau – it’s a 4 part jig, with an odd little bridge between the 2nd and 3rd parts.

Played for melodeon.net’s ongoing ‘Alphabet Soup’ theme – now we’re on letter V.

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Unknown Waltz (Leveret, Forms)

A lovely tune from Leveret’s latest album (as of May 2023), Forms. A traditional tune, and listed as ‘unknown waltz’ such in whichever manuscript Leveret found it from, rather than a tune I simply don’t know the name of. Also recorded by Sam Sweeney, in a rather more ornate form, by Sam Sweeney on his wonderful Solo EP.

Melodeon.net, theme of the month for May 2023, ‘Tunes that start with U’.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa Bb/Eb, in Eb.

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Une Oie, Deux Oies / Perrone’s

2 3/8 bourrees, which I played for many years with GIG CB!, and indeed they’re the opening track on the first GIG CB! album. Une Oie, Deux Oies is by french musician Jean Blanchard; I learned the 2nd one off Marc Perrone many years ago, but don’t know the name. Hence the name.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

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Terminus

A pretty great tune written by Rob Harbron, normally played as part of a set with another of his tunes, Rain on the Woodpile (recorded elsewhere on this channel). Always wanted to learn it, fits in with melodeon.net theme of the month for March 2023, tunes starting with the letter T.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

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