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The Bluemont Waltz

Rodney Miller’s waltz, here slowed down and played in the Vivant style. Played in G on a D/G Castagnari Mory;’s tune of the month for May 2017.

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A schottische written by great French accordion player, Marc Perrone –’s tune of the month for October 2015. Played on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G as an experiment into how much of this tune, which really needs accidentals, can be played on a simple 2 row melodeon.

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Off to California

Here is Off to California, a nice simple hornpipe and tune of the month for April 2015.

Played on an electronic Streb melodeon, in the key of G/C (I’m using the Streb to test out the balance of chords and basses for another box).

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A truly beautiful tune written by Thomas Walsh, an accordionist from Dublin, and definitely now a session classic. Here played on a D/G Castagnari Mory. One of my favourite tunes at the moment.

Played for’s theme of the month for April 2015, ‘Places’.

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Coventry Carol

A christmas offering for’s Christmas theme of the month for December 2014. A beautiful English carol played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb with *lots* of reverb. Photos are of windows at Coventry Cathedral, by Damien Entwistle, David Perry and Tony Carr.

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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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Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland

Part of’s theme of the month for November 2014, tunes with names in the names! This beautiful air was written by Nathaniel Gow, around 1800; popularised in the melodeon community by the playing of Tony Hall.

Here, it’s played on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa, and comes out in Eb.

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L’Inconnu de Limoise

Another version of this, played as part of’s tune of the month for November 2014. This time, it’s played on a Hohner 1920’s model in G/C (and played in C). This great mazurka was written by Maxou Heintzen of course.

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