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Category: G/C

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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Nadiejda

Stephane Delicq’s gorgeous mazurka is Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for October 2016. Played on a Hohner Liliput in G/C amazingly restored and converted by Kay Albrecht at aaccordions.com

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Leitrim Thrush

The debut recording of this wonderous little box; a G/C Hohner Liliput converted by Kay Albrecht at aaccordion.com .

The tune is the Leitrim Thrush, learned off the Old Hat Dance Band album – an Irish tune, but not very Irish by the time it got to me! Played for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month.

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