A hornpipe’d version of Carolan’s Irish air, Planxty Irwin. Played on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa as part of Melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month for April 2012
A demonstration of the 12 bass preciosa – a customised Hohner Preciosa melodeon in Bb/Eb, played by Clive Williams. The tunes are ‘The Wrong Turn’ by Anne Marie Summers, and ‘Sportsman’s Hornpipe’, a traditional tune.
Melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month for June 2010 – Rusty Gully
My version of this 3/2 hornpipe from the north east of England (which is where I was born incidentally). No video of me this time; instead we have some lovely photos by Gail Johnson of St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay (find her on Flickr – sorry Gail, I would give a proper link to your pictures, but youtube tends to reject anything with a web address in it).
Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory with lots of reverb.
Played on a Castagnari Giasco 1 D/G melodeon by Clive Williams, part of www.melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month Feb 2010.
Orange in Bloom is normally played as a waltz in sessions, or as a jig when played for Morris. It also makes a jolly good hornpipe though!
For those of you who haven’t met a Giasco 1 before, it’s effectively a 12 bass Castagnari Lilly, a single voice box with reeds mounted flat to give a concertina type sound. My one has unisonoric basses giving D, G, C, Am, Em, Bm all in both directions.