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“Oh Joe” Bourree

A reworking of the East Anglian polka ‘Oh Joe the Boat is Going Over’ into a french style bourree. This mostly involves changing the music to mixolydian mode and playing with a bourree style. Played on a Hohner 1930’s Club in C/F (so the tune comes out in C Mixolydian). Tune of the Month for September 2011.

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2 French Bourrees

Here’s 2 french bourrees – the first one a 2 time bourree in 2/4, and the second a three time bourree in 3/8. Classic french tunes, sneakily put together to encourage dancers to do a normal line bourree to the first, then a distressingly quick line bourree to the second as the pace suddenly snaps up!

Played on a very recently restored (by ace melodeon restorer Mike Rowbotham) Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb (which puts these tunes in C minor).

The first is ‘Last Chance Bourree’ by Michel Pichon; the second is ‘Entre Deux’, which is traditional as far as I know.

Part of’s French theme of the month for August 2010

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