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Category: G/C

La Mal-Aimable

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.

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Hunt the Squirrel

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.

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Frost and Snow

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.

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Mr Gubbins’ Bicycle

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.

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Country Gardens

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.

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Off to California

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.

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Fidler’s Morris

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.

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West End Mazurka

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.

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Hesleyside Reel

October’s tune of the month at Melodeon.net is this wonderful English tune. Played on a G/C Hohner Lilliput converted by Kay Albrecht.

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Trip to Milton Keynes

I wrote this little tune yesterday. I’ve been racking my brains for a tune to play for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for October 2018, which is transport and travel… and I can’t think of any I haven’t played yet – so I wrote one. I’m fairly confident no-one else have ever named a tune ‘Trip to Milton Keynes’ yet, and so I did. Played in C on a Hohner Lilliput in G/C.

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