A beautiful Eucharist hymn tune learned from the playing of Helena Torpy and Steve Turner, coupled with a second hymn/carol whose name temporarily escapes me. Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for February 2019, Song Tunes.
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!
2 french marches written by Gilles Chabenat, and popularised in the UK at least by Chris Wood and Andy Cutting in the … 1990’s. My word, is it really that long ago? They both fit beautifully on a melodeon. Played on a Hohner Bb/Eb Preciosa, and mostly in Eb. Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for March 2017, er, Marches.
Another take on this tune, played on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa (so we’re in Bb). Cracking reel written by Dave Whetstone of Albion Band and Cock and Bull Band fame. Melodeon.net tune of the month for March 2017…
This beautiful tune comes from the playing of the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc – and others I’m sure. Traditional Swedish, part of Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for February 2017. Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G
A take on French Carpenter’s ‘Old Christmas Morning’ – an amazing crooked Old Time fiddle tune from West Virginia. Learned off David Bragger’s excellent tutorial videos, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63oKr50vbh0
Played for Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for December 2016, Christmas/Winter tunes on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C.
Paul James’ famous 48 bar jig, played as part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for Nov 2016 – tunes played in a minor key. This particular one is being played on a G/C Kay Albrecht Hohner Lilliput conversion, and comes out in Am.