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Polka Chinoise

Tune of the Month for, December 2014 – a traditional tune from Quebec, here played simply on a Robert Boutet one row melodeon in D.

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Blaydon Races played on multiple melodeons

Theme of the month for September 2014; play one tune on all your melodeons – so here we go:

Hohner 12 Bass G/C
Castagnari Lilly A/D
Robert Boutet one row in D
Hohner Preciosa 12 Bass in Bb/Eb
Hohner Club Modell 1 in C/F
Hohner Pokerwork in D/G
Castagnari Mory in D/G
Hohner Lucia in D/G/Accs
Castagnari Giasco I in D/G
Hohner 1 Row in G
Streb Electronic Melodeon in this case in Eb/Ab/Accs
“The Big Finish!” – Castagnari Magica CBA

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Abbots Bromley Horn Dance / Kindling

An unusual pairing of tunes for’s strange tune pairs theme of the month. The first is the tune known as Abbots Bromley Horn Dance tune, though it isn’t actually used as such by the Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers – they use any tune *but* that one! Other dance sides doing the horn dance use it a lot. The second comes from the English Acoustic Collective and their Morris Offspring collaboration; a tune played with John Dipper’s Dapple and Dobbin (recorded earlier on this channel!) – it’s by Robert Harbron, and called ‘Kindling’. Great tune Rob!

Played on a Castagnari Giasco I in D/G.

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The Sussex Waltz

A mazurka’d implementation of this traditional English waltz, commonly played as a bourree in the style of Tim Van Eyken’s version. I think it makes a nicer mazurka 🙂

Played on a D/G Castagnari Giasco; tune of the month for July 2014.

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Jack Robinson tune of the month June 2014! A simple tune, played in G on a converted Hohner Lucia in D/G. Traditional English.

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Black Nag / Nonesuch

2 tunes played as part of’s theme of the month ‘Tunes collected by Cecil Sharp’. Not so much collected by Cecil Sharp these – they’re both well known Playford tunes – but part of his Country Dance volume, section 4, so fair game I think.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb (so these tunes are in C minor)

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Primrose Polka

Part of’s Theme of the Month for September 2013, ‘Bob Cann Tunes’. A cracking 48 bar polka, here played on an A/D Castagnari Lilly in D.

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