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Lumps of Plum Pudding

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for June 2022 is this splendid morris jig. Not really been a fan of it until I heard Martin Ellison’s version, and then… oh. It’s really great.

Played on a Hohner Preciosa in Bb/Eb, in Bb.

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Bach’s Minuet in G

Here’s a rework of Bach’s Minuet in G, though I’m playing it in Eb. Lovely tune – fits nicely on a melodeon. I’m playing on a Bb/Eb Hohner Preciosa, so the tune comes out in Eb rather than the usual key. Played for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for June 2022, ‘Tunes that start with M’

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

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Bohème Waltz

This is a really gorgeous waltz, as played by french duo Pauline Caplier and Sylvain Letourneau who play as Bohème. I had thought they called themselves La Bohème, and as such could be shoehorned under the ‘tunes that start with L’ theme at melodeon.net this month… but no! Going to have to find another tune that does! Don’t know the real name of this tune, but fairly confident it was written by Pauline and Sylvain – they play their own compositions mostly.

See the original on their lovely concert on their facebook page, about half way through. https://www.facebook.com/studiolaclaranbox/videos/234447080967024/

Played on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C.

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Serpentiner och Konfetti

This is the melodeon.net tune of the month for May 2022, a great tune written by Mats Eden. Played on a G/C Albrecht Hohner Liliput conversion – it comes out in C.

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Sheep May Safely Graze

Here’s a go at J S Bach’s lovely piece, Sheep May Safely Graze, as close as I can make it on melodeon. I’m playing the first couple of minutes of it only, roughly, since after then it changes key *lots* of times, and goes from being fairly difficult to downright impossible. Not many melodeon versions of this on youtube, for very good reasons.

Played on a Van der Aa Compact III melodeon in G/C, transposed down 3 semitones to being mostly in G rather the original key of Bb.

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Amour et Printemps

Classic french waltz, played for Melodeon.net’s April 2022 – Spring. Learned from the playing of english group Rosbif, and written by french composer Émile Waldteufel. I’m playing it on a Hohner Club I in C/F.

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Shepherd and Shepherdess

Here’s Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2022 – a new one on me.

UK group Boldwood found and recorded this – according to their sleevenotes is from unpublished manuscripts in the Vaughan Williams Library, Cecil Sharp House, London.

Played on a D/G Castagnari Mory in G – in this key, it needs a low C which I have on the half row.

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Ken’s Hornpipes

2 cracking tunes written by Albion Band guitarist Ken Nicol, and taken from the Albion Band album A Batter Pudding for John Keats. A contribution for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for March 2022, tunes that start with the letter K (working our way through the alphabet!)

Played on a Hohner Lucia in D/G.

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Bouffard’s Waltz

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for March 2022, this classic bal waltz written by, and named for, French gurdy maestro Patrick Bouffard. Played on a Hohner Lucia in D/G.

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