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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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Leyas Vaggvisa

Here’s my take on Lars Karlsson’s tune Leyas Vaggvisa. I’ve reworked it into the style of a nordic bridal march, turning the time signature into 4/4 in the process. It works quite well (I think) but the sound quality isn’t what I’d hoped – I’m recording directly from the Streb’s line output using the internal midi synthesiser. I’m playing mostly on the inside row of a Bb/Eb melodeon setting.

Melodeon.net tune of the month for October 2019.

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Bonny Kate (Jig)

Here’s a reworking of Bonny Kate, the english reel, here played as a jig. I think it goes quite well. Played in F on a C/F Hohner Club I and part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for October 2019, Old Tune of the Months.

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Jan Lucas’ / Tallis’ Canon played by Vivant (Mark Prescott and Clive Williams)

We’re playing at All Saints Church, Calverton, Near Milton Keynes, starting at 7pm on 12th October 2019.

Here by way of a short demo is a video of us trying out the acoustic, playing one of our old sets Jan Lucas’ / Tallis’ Canon. Jan Lucas’ is a misremembered version of Jan Lucas’ tune ‘The Obvious Mat’. It doesn’t bear a lot of resemblance to the original really. Tallis’ Canon was written by Thomas Tallis. It is of course a canon, so can be played in the round, but we play it straight. The sound is recorded straight from our playing in the church – no post-recording enhancements.

Tickets available for £10 (includes ploughman’s supper) from Odell’s in Stony Stratford High Street, or call Jill Barby on 01908 569245

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Hogmanay Jig / Jump at the Sun

The Hogmanay Jig is a Andrew Rankine tune – a scottish accordionist and band leader. Jump at the Sun is by John Kirkpatrick of course. 2 great 32 bar jigs which we play together in my Milton Keynes based ceilidh/barndance band Pamplemousse www.pamplemousseband.co.uk

Played as part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for September 2019, jigs on a Saltarelle Elfique in D/G

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The Webley Twizzle

Tune of the month for September 2019 on melodeon.net is this morris tune. Unusual in it’s structure – it’s 4 bars in the A music, then 5 bars in the B music to fit the dance. This isn’t really a dance speed version of course.

Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G

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The Wounded Huzzar

Also known as Captain O’Kane, and originally composed by O’Carolan. A beautiful air, learned from the playing of Leveret as part of Melodeon.net’s theme for August 2019, ‘Tunes you’ve just learned’ and played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Si Dolce è’l Tormento

A beautiful piece by Monteverdi, written in 1624 and originally a madrigal/song, here reworked for melodeon. Part of Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for August 2019 ‘Tunes you’ve just learned’ and played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G

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