Well, I like this tune. It made tune of the month after we all saw a lovely take on it by Roland Carson, so I’ve learned it up, and here we are. It seems to sit on this box, a Castagnari Giasco I in D/G just beautifully – like it was made for this tune. It’s an O’Carolan air of course.
2 fantastic tunes written by Huw Williams (no relation!) and played as a showstopping set in the middle of Huw and Tony Williams’ gigs. Huw would lament how he’d right all these fantastic songs – he’s an outstanding songwriter, singer and guitarist – then people would come up and go ‘play the melodeon one mate’ … and this is it. Freakishly inventive and really quite tricky… talented, talented chap is old Huw. Played on a Hohner pokerwork in D/G, which you pretty much have to, because of how the accidentals work.
Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for June 2017 is ‘animals’. Didn’t say it had to be either non-extinct or non-fictional animals!
This tune was written by Lynn Tocker, a fine piano accordion player from Northumberland. A search of youtube should find her version… which is better than this one 🙂 Played as part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for January 2017. “Nautical tunes” on a A/D Castagnari Lilly
3 tunes played for melodeon.net’s April 2016 theme, Polkas. A cracking set of polkas devised by Brian Peters, English melodeon player. Brian wrote the Box in the Attic and The Low Flier; Northern Nanny is traditional.