A recording for the Vaults Bar virtual session – I’m playing along with Mark’s violin track/recording from the previous week. The tune was popularised by english band Rosbif in the 1980’s, but this is not it’s original name, which was lost in the mist of time. They collected it from French musician Philippe Krumm.
Mark Prescott and I play as a violin/melodeon duo, Vivant. We have 2 CDs – see www.vivantmusic.co.uk
Mark and I used to play this tune many years ago; it’s dropped out of our repertoire more recently, though in hindsight perhaps it shouldn’t have. I recorded the original track last week; Mark sent me his track shortly after, and with a bit of mixing, here we are!
The tune is by Ben Dauncey, a phenomenal melodeon player from south England.
Mark posted this last week, so this is me playing along too! The tune is Le Boite a Frissons by Jean Blanchard.
This cracking waltz was (I think) written by English box player Ben Dauncey. Other than a video of Ben playing it, long since taken down, I don’t think I’ve heard any other versions of it. It’s a great tune. Played in Am on a G/C Van der Aa box. It was originally written in Am, and Ben used to play it on a 3 row D/G box with an unusual third row, half in A, half in C#.
A beautiful traditional English tune. We recorded this on our 2nd CD, ‘Tree of Life’ – see www.vivantmusic.co.uk
This was recorded just before the 2nd UK Covid 19 lockdown in Dec 2020.
This 5 time waltz is another Stephane Delicq tune, which Mark and I are working up at the minute. With the lockdown restarting things are on pause for a bit, but we recorded this a week ago for the Vaults Bar lockdown session a few days before lockdown started again.
I’m playing the Van der Aa Compact III in G/C.
Lovely to have Mark across yesterday for what looks like being the last time in a while. This is a waltz version of the trad English tune Molly Oxford.
This mazurka was written by Stephane Delicq, whose music I’m very much into at the moment; learning up quite a few of his tunes. We haven’t recorded this on our CDs (yet) – who knows perhaps one day we will. If you’re interested in seeing what we have recorded visit www.vivantmusic.co.uk
Another set recorded during our infrequent meetups during the covid-19 epidemic. The Swedish Wedding March is ‘Brudsmarsch efter Byss-Kalle’; the Pearlfisher’s Duet is a theme from Bizet.
Recorded on our first CD; see www.vivantmusic.co.uk