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.
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
Whoops! I accidentally ran this tune of the month twice (it ran last year too), so here’s a ‘different’ version of it, switched to 4/4 and played as a quickish hornpipe.
Melodeon.net tune of the month (again) for August 2019 and played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G
A lovely french mazurka written by french gurdy player Gilles Chabenat. A gorgeous tune, and melodeon.net’s tune of the month for July 2019. Here it’s being played on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa in C minor. Normally, it’s played in D minor I think.
I’ve just learned this off my violin playing friend Mark Prescott – it’s full name is I believe Lucy Farr’s barndance. Not necessarily written by Lucy, but from her repertoire. Simple, but so effective.
Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, as part of Melodeon.net’s theme for July 2019, ‘Tunes you’ve just learned’.
Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for June 2019 is that traditional waltz from the Orkney Islands. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.
June 2019’s theme at melodeon.net is 48 bar tunes, and here’s one of my favourites. A well known tune, common in sessions, but it’s still one of my favourite things when someone starts it. I’m playing a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.
This video was recorded at our concert in St Mary and St Giles Church, Stony Stratford in June 2019. The tune is the Liverpool Hornpipe; a traditional tune that we play a bit slower than most. Mark Prescott on violin; Clive Williams on melodeon.
Mark and I are playing a concert in SMSG church, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BD; 7.30pm on 9th June 2019. Here we are playing through one of our new pieces, the Siege of Guingamp.
This comes from the playing of John Dipper and Dave Malkin, who play an exquisite version on their album ‘ Tricks of the Trade’. I believe it is based on a traditional tune, but John and Dave have given it a radical rewrite and turned it into something really quite beautiful… when they play it anyway! Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for May 2019 is Morris Tunes, and this is my contribution – to see how close I could get to the musicality of John and Dave’s version. Really quite hard, and the melodeon face is much in evidence. There’s still a lot of work to do on this to get it close, but it’s not bad for a week or two’s work.