Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for June 2020 is Tor Albrigtsen’s waltz; here played on a dry tuned 1920’s Hohner in G/C. It seems nicely suited to the tune I think
Another quick contribution for the Virtual Vaults Bar Session, and also for melodeon.net’s theme of the month. This is Frederic Paris’ schottische Adele Blanc-Sec, played on a Van der Aa melodeon in G/C (so we’re in Am).
Melodeon.net tune of the month for January 2020 is this french waltz written by Jean-Christophe Lequerre. Sits quite nicely on a 2 row 8 bass instrument – in this case a Hohner Liliput conversion in G/C.
Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for Dec 2019 is this classic 32 bar jig; always a favourite of mine. Here played in C on a G/C Hohner Liliput converted by Kay Albrecht.
A seasonal offering for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for December 2019 – Christmas and Winter. This is an irish hornpipe found in O’Neill’s, but quite obscure. I learned it off a bluegrass christmas album. Played in D minor on a G/C Hohner Liliput.
A lovely hornpipe written by english melodeon guru John Kirkpatrick. Here played on a Kay Albrecht Lilliput in G/C. Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for November 2019, Hornpipes.
A lovely old English tune played on a Kay Albrecht Lilliput in G/C. Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for November 2019, Hornpipes.
A lovely traditional hornpipe played on a Kay Albrecht Lilliput in G/C. Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for November 2019, Hornpipes.
This comes from the playing of John Dipper and Dave Malkin, who play an exquisite version on their album ‘ Tricks of the Trade’. I believe it is based on a traditional tune, but John and Dave have given it a radical rewrite and turned it into something really quite beautiful… when they play it anyway! Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for May 2019 is Morris Tunes, and this is my contribution – to see how close I could get to the musicality of John and Dave’s version. Really quite hard, and the melodeon face is much in evidence. There’s still a lot of work to do on this to get it close, but it’s not bad for a week or two’s work.
This fantastic mazurka was written by my good friend Chris Shaw; normally it’s played by GIG CB in a mostly fiddle led sound in D minor, but here I’m trying it on a G/C Hohner Lilliput, and it’s in A minor. Melodeon.net’s theme of the month; playing tunes by other melnet members.