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Robin’s Waltz

A waltz written by Jon Swayne (of Blowzabella fame). Some versions stick an extra bar on the end of the B music – I don’t. Played on a Hohner 1920’s G/C melodeon for’s tune of the month, September 2023.

This melodeon is for sale (as of 9/9/23); see if interested.

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Winster Gallop

Nice simple tune this one, played for’s theme of the month – tunes starting with W.

Played on Saltarelle Elfique D/G, in G.

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Roslin Castle Schottische

A reworking of the lovely Scottish air Roslin Castle, which I’ve recorded elsewhere on the channel. Speed it up a bit, and you get this, which I think is a cracking schottische.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb.

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Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection is from the The Muppet Movie, written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher. It’s the song sung by Kermit the Frog, of course. What a sweet, gorgeous waltz it makes! I learned this tune this morning (heard it on TV last night), and here it is.’s theme of the month for January 2023, Tunes with names that start with R (working our way through the alphabet).

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See Amidst the Winter Snow

The tune of a carol written in 1871 by John Goss. We’re doing’s usual Christmas theme of the month, and this is a lovely carol. There are words of course to the real thing, written by Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer, but I’m not singing!

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Mrs Casey’s’s tune of the month for December 2022; this is apparently a more widely known version than the one I’ve known for past 20+ years – I’ve been completely oblivious to it!

Here we go, nice minor twinge to it, played on a Bb/Eb Hohner Pokerwork.

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Quadrille de Laurentides pt4 / Unknown Reel played on Electronic Melodeon

The first of 2 recordings; this month, I’m using a Streb electronic melodeon, which features in-built melodeon samples, and midi output. Here I’ve got a sampled Hohner 1-row sound on the melody, and I’m using the bass to drive a piano line via midi. It’s a lot of fun to play, especially fast stuff.

These 2 tunes are Quebecois in origin, but I’ve learned this set from the playing on Chris Wood and Andy Cutting’s CD ‘Lisa’ – 30 years old this year. Where did that time go? No idea what the second tunes called, but it’s a cracker – if you know drop me a note.

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Old Light

A lovely air written by Andy Cutting, learned in the traditional way… from his CD. I’m playing this on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa, so we’re in C minor. Part of’s theme of the month for August 2022, tunes with names that start with O.

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The Quaker

A straight take of the english tune, The Quaker,’s tune of the month for July 2022. Great tune, which suits beautifully on the 2 row 8 bass D/G Pokerwork.

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Lily’s March / Linden Lea

I’ve nicked these tunes from the playing of Owen Woods; a lovely set to be sure. Quite confusingly similar in the opening phrases making them pretty tricky to get your head in, especially since Owen nips back to the first tune for a couple of phrases; I haven’t (I think!).

Played for’s theme of the month for May 2022, ‘tunes that start with L’ – these 2 certainly qualify.

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