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Category: G/C

The Tip-Top Polka

Straight down the line version of this really enjoyable polka as used by the Bacup Coconut Dancers. Melodeon.net tune of the month for May 2018.

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The Ookpik Waltz

I’ve taken this version of Frankie Rodgers’ fiddle tune from Forrest Crain’s melodeon version, which I really rather like. The tune has shifted quite a lot from Frankie’s original I notice, and there seems to be a lot of variation in the various fiddle versions out there, let alone the ones that sit on different instruments.

Played as part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for May 2018, tunes from America – I guess this is part Canadian, and part USA.

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Camdence

A mazurka written by Gregory Jolivet of Blowzabella, and learned from their latest album “Two Score”. Fits on melodeon really quite nicely, needing a small accidental note at the end of the B music, but that’s about it.

Melodeon.net’s theme of the month is mazurkas; this video is part of that. Played on a restored 1920’s Hohner in G/C

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The Weavers’ March

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for January 2018 and played on a Kay Albrecht converted Hohner Liliput in G/C (in the key of C). Popularised (on melodeon anyway) by Tony Hall, but had words put it by Scots poet Robert Burns, so presumably around during his time in the late 18th century.

As far as a melodeon exercise is concerned, this is a pretty straightforward piece played mostly on one-row (by me, anyway).

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Wassailing / I Saw Three Ships

2 Christmas tunes played as part of melodeon.net’s theme for December 2017, which is of course a Christmas themes again. These are played on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C, in C.

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La Petit Bal Marine

Fran├žois Deguelt’s musette waltz, learned from the playing of great french musician, Marc Perrone. This version is in Am and G (on a G/C Hohner Lilliput conversion by Kay Albrecht); pretty much the only way you can sensibly fit it on a 2 row 8 bass instrument. The original was in Am and A I think. This is a quick, early attempt at this at resurrecting this (first attempted 25 years ago) – the version by, for example, 21 Boutons shows I’ve some way to go…

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Tes Jolies Patin Blancs

A lovely waltz written by Philippe Prieur; part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for May 2017, Colours – white stretching the point a bit I suppose. Played in G on a Kay Albrecht’ converted G/C Lilliput.

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Lunch in the Pub

If ever there was a Milton Keynes folk tune, this is it. Written by Pete Lockwood of the Cock and Bull band, and here played in G on a G/C Hohner Lilliput conversion by Kay Albrecht. If you meet this in a session, which you surely will around Milton Keynes, you’ll find it in D where it fits on a D/G melodeon nicely.

Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for April 2017, Tunes from your Local Session

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Old Christmas Morning

A take on French Carpenter’s ‘Old Christmas Morning’ – an amazing crooked Old Time fiddle tune from West Virginia. Learned off David Bragger’s excellent tutorial videos, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63oKr50vbh0

Played for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for December 2016, Christmas/Winter tunes on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C.

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Horizonto

Paul James’ famous 48 bar jig, played as part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for Nov 2016 – tunes played in a minor key. This particular one is being played on a G/C Kay Albrecht Hohner Lilliput conversion, and comes out in Am.

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