2 jigs recorded for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for June 2014, Jigs. The first tune is a traditional Shaker tune; the second written by me. Both tunes are in G and played on a D/G converted Hohner Lucia
A jig version of Andy Cutting’s beautiful waltz, In Continental Mood. Played on a Hohner 1930’s melodeon in G/C; melodeon.net tune of the month for February 2013.
A reworking of the traditional Welsh tune ‘The Ash Grove’, minorised and turned into a jig. Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb. Part of melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month for May 2011
Spaghetti Panic is a weird and wonderful tune in 7/8 time with bits of 4/4 in it written by Andy Cutting, and a favourite with Blowzabella. Alan Day took it, surgically removed a few notes, and produced this cracking 32 bar jig, which if you go to the George Inn session near London Bridge station in London (1st monday of the month, 2nd if the 1st falls on a bank holiday) you’re really quite likely to hear. It’d be played in E minor though. Here I play it in C minor, because I’ve got a Bb/Eb preciosa, and I love playing it.
Melodeon.net theme of the month for November 2010 – ‘Favourites from your local session’
Melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for June 2010 – Write a Tune
Another attempt at writing a new tune; this one came out sounding very much like a Stephane Delicq composed Rondeau, but I’ve just checked all his CD’s, and no, it’s not a rip-off, it just sounds like it!
No video of me this time; instead we have some lovely photos by marj_k of various Australian cuckoos (find her on Flickr – sorry Marj, 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.