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This wonderful schottische is another Fred Paris tune. A classic, and far too close to Galopede for me to remember it cleanly; always mix the two up! It’s’s tune of the month for May 2020.

Played on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G.

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The Canal in October / Speed the Plough – Session Set

Recorded both for the Vaults Bar virtual session, and the theme of the month ‘Favourite tunes’. These are the tunes I will normally play if we get into playing the last thing at the end of a session. Good, fun tunes that everyone can join in, but have something about them too. The gap at the end of the last time through of Speed the Plough is so I can shout ‘out’ at the end, by the way – playing and talking are hard 🙂

Recorded on a Castagnari Giasco I in D/G.

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The Woodcock / The Kerfunken

2 irish jigs played in a not-very-irish style. Great tunes both. Arrangement very much influenced by the version Chris Wood and Andy Cutting used to play, a *long* time ago.

Played on a D/G Castagnari Giasco I

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Schottische Adele Blanc-Sec

Another quick contribution for the Virtual Vaults Bar Session, and also for’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).

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The Railway’s tune of the month for April 2020 (and also for our weekly virtual session for the Vaults Bar Stony Stratford) is this little jig, ‘The Railway’. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

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A quick recording for our Virtual Vaults Bar Session. Also a favourite tune, for the theme of the month for April 2020 🙂 Recorded on phone by the fair Liz, and played on a Hohner Club I in C/F.

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English Schottische

A quick recording for the virtual vaults session! My mate Dave Chatterley wrote this and posted a version of it on mandolin yesterday – great tune Dave!

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St Anne’s Reel

A somewhat more laid back version of this tune than the video I learned it from! French canadian, put also popular in the bluegrass and canadian traditions.

Played on a Castagnari Giasco I D/G in D. tune of the month for March 2020.

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Where Is Your Heart (Moulin Rouge)

Theme of the month at is music from the movies, so here’s the tune from the song from the 1952 film Moulin Rouge. A great waltz in its own right. Written by Georges Auric, and frequently sung with a variety of different lyrics depending on language.

Played on a Hohner Club 1 in C/F.

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Farewell to Muirhead’s tune for February 2020 is this Robert Wallace’s bagpipe tune. I’m using the same settings/set up on the other video this month here: – so we’re on a Streb electronic melodeon as a midi wind controller, and playing some accompanying piano through the magic of multi-tracking.

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