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Category: C/F

Rose and Crown

A tune set that shifts key, melodeon.net’s theme of the month for September 2022. This particular one is an unnamed mazurka uncovered by the Late Night Band and named (by them) after a local pub, Rose and Crown. Not the original name – if you know what it is, please let me know. Blowzabella recorded this as simply ‘A minor mazurka’. I’m playing it on a C/F Hohner, and it goes from D minor to A minor in my version.

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Naja’s Waltz

Naja’s Waltz comes from the Danish String Quartet, and is written by one of their members, Fredrik Sjölin. A lovely gentle waltz, and as nice as this version is, you should really listen to the Danish String Quartet original.

Played for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for July 2022 on a C/F Hohner Club I, so we’re in D minor.

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Amour et Printemps

Classic french waltz, played for Melodeon.net’s April 2022 – Spring. Learned from the playing of english group Rosbif, and written by french composer Émile Waldteufel. I’m playing it on a Hohner Club I in C/F.

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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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Dashing White Sergeant

A classic Scottish tune, typically played for a classic Scottish dance of the same name. Always known the tune but never played it before I had to learn it for the Pamplemousse ceilidh band I play in; we can do quite a number of Scottish dances in our set.

Played on a Hohner C/F melodeon (in C, so not a session friendly key, sorry) – part of the Melodeon.net theme of the month for May 2021.

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Chestnut / Dove’s Vagary / Dove’s Figary

A playford tune, half of which I remember learning as a child! I’m playing this rather faster than you’d normally hear it (normally it would be march/procession speed, and quite merrily missing out that accidental in the first part) – I quite like it at this pace. Am playing on a C/F Hohner Club I, so we’re in D minor.

Melodeon.net tune of the month for May 2021.

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Sous le Ciel de Paris (C/F version)

Oops, played this for the online vaults bar session, without realising I’d already recorded it in 2013 (!). That was on a G/C, this time I’m playing on a Hohner C/F Club 1. If you listen back to the earlier version, you might see if I’m approaching it any different 8 years later in my playing. Probably not! 🙂

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Schottische des Landes

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2021; this time, I think I’ve recorded the right schottische 🙂 Played this in more sessions than I care to count …. back in the day. So here we go, played more or less straight from session memory.

The box is a C/F Hohner Club 1 – in a session I’d probably play it on a D/G in G.

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Jan Mijne Man / Go Mauve

A couple of tunes that were popular in sessions in the 90’s… and probably still are. They’re from the playing/arrangements of Blowzabella, and feature on their album Vanilla. Yes, I know I’m missing the switch to Gm; don’t have the Eb chord on this box. Jan Mijne Man is trad. Danish, Go Mauve was written by Ian Luff.

Played on a Hohner Club I in C/F, so the tunes come out in D minor.

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