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Bagpipers’s tune of the month for December 2016 – a traditional english tune recently popularised by the likes of Leveret. Played on a Castagnari Mory in D/G.

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Hole in the Wall

An old English tune which is the tune of the month for April 2016. Played in Eb on a Hohner Preciosa 12 bass in Bb/Eb.

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Black Nag / Nonesuch

2 tunes played as part of’s theme of the month ‘Tunes collected by Cecil Sharp’. Not so much collected by Cecil Sharp these – they’re both well known Playford tunes – but part of his Country Dance volume, section 4, so fair game I think.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb (so these tunes are in C minor)

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Kettle Drum / Glory of the West

Here we have 2 Playford tunes (i.e. tunes from 17th century England, collected and published by John Playford), Kettle Drum and Glory of the West. I learned these off the playing of Chris Wood, and a fantastic twin fiddle version of these can be found on his album with JF Vrod, Crossing.

Played on a Streb electronic melodeon with unisonoric basses tuned to A/D (I think) – the tune itself comes out in Em.

Part of’s Theme of the Month for February 2011, Playford Tunes.

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