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The Cuckoo – a new rondeau/jig written by Clive Williams

Melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for June 2010 – Write a Tune

Another attempt at writing a new tune; this one came out sounding very much like a Stephane Delicq composed Rondeau, but I’ve just checked all his CD’s, and no, it’s not a rip-off, it just sounds like it!

No video of me this time; instead we have some lovely photos by marj_k of various Australian cuckoos (find her on Flickr – sorry Marj, I would give a proper link to your pictures, but youtube tends to reject anything with a web address in it).

Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory with lots of reverb.

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Rusty Gully

Melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month for June 2010 – Rusty Gully

My version of this 3/2 hornpipe from the north east of England (which is where I was born incidentally). No video of me this time; instead we have some lovely photos by Gail Johnson of St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay (find her on Flickr – sorry Gail, I would give a proper link to your pictures, but youtube tends to reject anything with a web address in it).

Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory with lots of reverb.

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Parsley’s Hornpipe – a new melodeon tune by Clive Williams

Melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for June 2010 – Write a Tune!

I wrote this tune about an hour ago! I was meaning to write a clever 5 time waltz, but somehow this old English-style hornpipe came out instead.

The opening phrases bear more than a passing resemblence to Jim Boulton’s Fancy (I did a search!), but that’s coincidental – I’ve never actually heard JB’s before.

Played on a 1 row Hohner 114 in G.

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Dapple and Dobbin

Melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for May 2010 – Morris Tunes. A gorgeous recent composition for morris, written by John Dipper, English fiddle player with the English Acoustic Collective and Methera. Don’t miss the ‘slows’ towards the end – they’re the best bit!

Played by Clive Williams on a Streb, tuned G/C

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Michael Turner’s 5 Time Waltz

Melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month for May 2010 – Michael Turner’s Waltz, except I’ve minorised it, changed the time signature to 5/4, and played it on a G/C tuned Streb to give the full continental feel.

Arranged and played by Clive Williams.

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Rattling Bog

Melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for April 2010 is Your First Tune – the first tune you ever learned on the melodeon. Here’s mine; learned more years ago than I care to remember.

Played on a Hohner Club I in C/F (declubbed) by Clive Williams

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Battle of the Somme

A slow version of a pipe march written by Pipe Major William Laurie – melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2010.

Played by Clive Williams in G on a D/G Castagnari Mory.

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Winster Gallop

Nominated for April’s Tune of the Month – see http://bit.ly/dgcX0y – if you don’t like the tune, vote for the puppies instead!

Played by Ian and myself as part of a Vivant Trio rehearsal for an upcoming wedding barndance we’re playing (no Mark at this rehearsal!) – we’re available for weddings, festivals etc, in and around the Milton Keynes and Bucks area 🙂

We play the A music an extra time through by the way, because we’re using it for Thady-u-Gander, a 40 bar dance.

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Schottische a Bethanie – D/G melodeon tutorial 3 of 3

Part 3: More ornamentation – held notes; held chords; pulsed basses

See my other videos for parts 1 and 2, and for the original recording of the tune in C/F played at full speed.

Fingering, chords, ornamentation and bass tips for Schottische a Bethanie, melodeon.net’s tune of the month March 2010.

Played by Clive Williams on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G.
Good luck!

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