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Valse des Jouets

Played by Clive Williams on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb (the tune itself is played in Bb). A recent(ish) waltz from Quebec, written by Michel Faubert.

Part of Melodeon,net’s Theme of the Month for May 2011, Tunes from Canada.

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Return From Helsinki

A lovely recently composed piece by English guitarist and melodeon player, Ian Stephenson. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

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Valse Roulante

A slightly different take on Jean Blanchard’s tune ‘La Roulante’ (also known as the LNB Polka); played as a Parisian-style Waltz (ish). Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2011.

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Emma

A waltz from Scotland, written by Ian Lowthian (www.ianlowthian.co.uk), simply called Emma. One of the most beautiful waltzes I know.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb by Clive Williams.

Part of melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for March 2011, “Tunes from Scotland”.

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The Cheshire Waltz,

A minor key version of the Cheshire Waltz, melodeon.net’s tune of the month for March 2011.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, which puts this version in Cm.

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Kettle Drum / Glory of the West

Here we have 2 Playford tunes (i.e. tunes from 17th century England, collected and published by John Playford), Kettle Drum and Glory of the West. I learned these off the playing of Chris Wood, and a fantastic twin fiddle version of these can be found on his album with JF Vrod, Crossing.

Played on a Streb electronic melodeon with unisonoric basses tuned to A/D (I think) – the tune itself comes out in Em.

Part of melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for February 2011, Playford Tunes.

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Dark Girl Dressed in Blue

A pretty straight take on the Dark Girl Dressed in Blue (also known as Duchess Dressed in Blue). Melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month for February 2011.

Played by Clive Williams on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

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La Marianne

The french waltz, La Marianne, as played by and commonly attributed to, Frederic Paris. Played on a Castagnari Mory melodeon in D/G, and part of melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month, January 2010

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