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This cracking tune is a Bruno le Tron composition. I used to play it many, many years ago with GIG CB! – can I still remember it? Well, kind of. Here we go! We used to use this for a Rondeau – it’s a 4 part jig, with an odd little bridge between the 2nd and 3rd parts.

Played for’s ongoing ‘Alphabet Soup’ theme – now we’re on letter V.

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Boys of Bluehill

A #TunesdayTuesday contribution; I’m playing this on a 7 key Hero toy melodeon in C. You can pick these things up in toy shops for about £20 or so.

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Unknown Breton Tune,

OK folks, what’s this called? I’ve known it “all my life” and when I pick a melodeon up, and press a few keys on the pull, this comes out. It just plays so naturally. I think it’s probably a Breton song or intro to a gavotte, or similar, but I have no idea beyond that. Any ideas?

Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory.

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Unknown Waltz (Leveret, Forms)

A lovely tune from Leveret’s latest album (as of May 2023), Forms. A traditional tune, and listed as ‘unknown waltz’ such in whichever manuscript Leveret found it from, rather than a tune I simply don’t know the name of. Also recorded by Sam Sweeney, in a rather more ornate form, by Sam Sweeney on his wonderful Solo EP., theme of the month for May 2023, ‘Tunes that start with U’.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa Bb/Eb, in Eb.

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Une Oie, Deux Oies / Perrone’s

2 3/8 bourrees, which I played for many years with GIG CB!, and indeed they’re the opening track on the first GIG CB! album. Une Oie, Deux Oies is by french musician Jean Blanchard; I learned the 2nd one off Marc Perrone many years ago, but don’t know the name. Hence the name.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

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Jenny Lind

A straight take on this tune, played on a D/G Saltarelle L’Elfique.’s tune of the month for April 2023.

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Ceci N’est Pas Une Valse

A great tune written by Pascale Rubens of Naragonia, which is in 3 time, but used to teach how many different styles of 3 time tune are possible in addition to the waltz. This version isn’t a waltz, isn’t quite a bourree, and is more of a slow march.’s tune of the month for March 2023, played on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C.

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