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Title: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 30, 2012, 09:04:07 PM
As the September Theme of the Month - English Tunes has drawn to a close I have moved my Tune-a-Day Blog (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/) postings here. The blog ling is at the bottom of all my posts. The story so far is:

Beatrice Hill's Three Handed Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-1-beatrice-hills-three-handed-reel.html)
Blossom and the Rain (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-14-blossom-and-rain-lovely-tune.html)
Blue Eyed Stranger (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-21-eyed-stranger-headington-morris.html)
Bodmin Riding (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-25-riding-tune-from-bodmin.html)
BVB March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-19-bvb-march-collected-from.html)
Constant Billy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-15-constant-billy-this-is-non.html)
Curly Headed Ploughboy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-17-curly-headed-ploughboy-first.html)
Cuckoo's Nest - Illmington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-23-nest-illmington-different.html)
Dennis Crowther's No.2 and No. 1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-3-dennis-crowthers-no.html)
Find the Lady (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/blog-post_6019.html)
George Green's Slow College Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-5-george-greens-slow-college.html)
Lemmy Brazil's No. 2 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-18-lemmy-brazils-no.html)
Michael Turner's Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-22-turners-waltz-waltz-from.html)
Mrs Casey - Kirtlington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-29-mrs-casey-kirtlington-morris.html)
Mrs Saggs (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/blog-post_25.html)
Oscar Woods (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-24-woods-eponymous-jig-from-iconic.html)
Rochdale Coconut Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-8-rochdale-coconut-dance-this-tune.html)
Salmon Tails Up the Water (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-31-tails-up-water-this-tune-was.html)
Sheriff's Ride (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-32-ride-lichfield-morris-dance.html)
Steamboat Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/blog-post_26.html)
Sussex Cottilion (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-6-sussex-cottilion-from-manuscript.html)
Sustead Schottiche (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-9-sustead-schottiche-sustead.html)
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-26-lass-of-richmond-hill-this-tune.html)
Ville Du Quebec (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/blog-post_19.html)
Walter Bulwer's No. 3 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-2-walter-bulwers-no.html)
Wheatley Trunkles (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-12-wheatley-trunkles-wheatley.html)
When Cloe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/blog-post.html)
William Taylor's Tabletop Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-10-william-taylors-tabletop.html)
Wiltshire Six Handed Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-11-wiltshire-six-handed-reel.html)

Stop me when you are bored  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 01, 2012, 07:43:25 AM
Dorset 4 Hand Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-33-dorset-four-hand-reel-i-i-can.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 02, 2012, 07:42:25 AM
Mudgee Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-34-mudgee-waltz-beautiful-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Spectacled Warbler on October 02, 2012, 07:59:16 PM
Lovely tune, thanks.   

And you had SUN!   Wondered where it had disappeared to when the clouds gathered and the heavens opened this afternoon. ...

Joy
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 02, 2012, 08:07:38 PM
Lovely tune, thanks.   

And you had SUN!   Wondered where it had disappeared to when the clouds gathered and the heavens opened this afternoon. ...

Joy

To be honest I don't record a tune a day so the recording was on 22nd Sept when the weather was nicer  :o
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 03, 2012, 08:50:05 AM
Walter Bulwer's No. 1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-35-walter-bulwer-no.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on October 03, 2012, 09:21:04 AM
Walter Bulwer's No. 1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-35-walter-bulwer-no.html)
That's an interesting take on it Lester, with the A-music in D and the B-music in G.
Most people do it the other way round (as did Walter Bulwer himself) but your way gives the tune a quite different feel. A bit odd at first hearing, but it could grow on me.  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 03, 2012, 09:27:57 AM
Walter Bulwer's No. 1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-35-walter-bulwer-no.html)
That's an interesting take on it Lester, with the A-music in D and the B-music in G.
Most people do it the other way round (as did Walter Bulwer himself) but your way gives the tune a quite different feel. A bit odd at first hearing, but it could grow on me.  ;)

I blame it on the previous melodeon player in my band who played it this way so I fitted in whilst doing my apprenticeship and have kind stuck with it and, quite frankly, had forgotten  :-[  Have added a warning to the YouTube and the Blog. Thanks Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 04, 2012, 08:34:43 AM
John of Paris (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-36-john-of-paris-another-tune.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Strigulino on October 04, 2012, 12:15:12 PM
When you've done all 366 you should do it as a CD box set... :)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Pete Dunk on October 04, 2012, 08:42:30 PM
I see the fourth drawer down is now closed bit the fifth one is starting to creep open, I'll be keeping an eye on that. The fridge to your left looks a tad large for the odd pint of milk, how many bottles of beer are chilling in there waiting for you to fall off the wagon?

I rather like Walter Bulwer's No. 1 played the other way around, thanks for the ABC, I'll be playing it quite a lot!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: penn on October 04, 2012, 09:40:16 PM
I've been waiting for the pants to fall off the anglepoise lamp.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Pete Dunk on October 04, 2012, 11:16:45 PM
I've been waiting for the pants to fall off the anglepoise lamp.

Don't be surprised when the Peelers come knocking at the door.  ::)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 04, 2012, 11:20:48 PM
I've been waiting for the pants to fall off the anglepoise lamp.

 (:)  Hating to disabuse you of the pants idea but it is one of THESE (http://oxford-shop.com/item3293.htm) which I use as a face mask when using power tools or spray paint.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 04, 2012, 11:23:01 PM
The fridge to your left looks a tad large for the odd pint of milk, how many bottles of beer are chilling in there waiting for you to fall off the wagon?
It's not a fridge it's a kitchen cupboard. Plus my wagon has high sides to prevent falling off accidents  ;)

Quote
I rather like Walter Bulwer's No. 1 played the other way around, thanks for the ABC, I'll be playing it quite a lot!
(:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 05, 2012, 08:11:05 AM
Canal in October (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-37-canal-in-october-french-tune-by.html) in F for a change
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 06, 2012, 08:08:54 AM
The Keel Row (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-38-keel-row-keel-row-is.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 07, 2012, 08:26:01 AM
Dark Island (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-39-dark-island-this-beautiful-and.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 08, 2012, 07:06:32 AM
Portsmouth (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-40-portsmouth-portsmouth-appeared.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 09, 2012, 08:04:56 AM
Arran Boat aka Queen Anne's Escape from Lochleven Castle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-41-arran-boat-arran-boat-is-old.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 10, 2012, 08:07:34 AM
Dingle's Regatta (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-42-dingles-regatta-standard-irish.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on October 10, 2012, 08:26:31 AM
Dingle's Regatta (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-42-dingles-regatta-standard-irish.html)
Nice lively playing, Lester! One of my favourite tunes, despite it being so popular in sessions and elsewhere.  (:)

<pedant alert>
It's actually entitled Dingle Regatta (no apostrophe, no 's') referring to the annual regatta held at the eponymous small town in the south-west of Ireland. After all, we don't talk about Henley's Regatta or Whitby's Regatta...

And don't get me started on kil-OM-etres. Argh!!
</pedant alert>
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on October 10, 2012, 08:31:03 AM
Arran Boat aka Queen Anne's Escape from Lochleven Castle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-41-arran-boat-arran-boat-is-old.html)
That's lovely! Thank you.
Is that your Saltarelle L'Elfique? It looks a bit big, but perhaps it's just the camera angle. Nice sound anyway.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 10, 2012, 08:34:02 AM
Arran Boat aka Queen Anne's Escape from Lochleven Castle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-41-arran-boat-arran-boat-is-old.html)
That's lovely! Thank you.
Is that your Saltarelle L'Elfique? It looks a bit big, but perhaps it's just the camera angle. Nice sound anyway.

Opps! Bad Edit at in the Credits should be Saltarelle L'Elfique
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: pikey on October 10, 2012, 01:00:12 PM
Canal in October (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-37-canal-in-october-french-tune-by.html) in F for a change

I always liked an F in Canal in October....... :D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 11, 2012, 07:54:42 AM
A Life on the Ocean Wave (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-43-life-on-ocean-wave-life-on.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 12, 2012, 08:22:47 AM
Rule Britannia (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-44-rule-rule-britannia-is-british.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 13, 2012, 08:18:35 AM
Walter Bulwer's No. 2 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-45-walter-bulwers-no-2.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 14, 2012, 08:54:38 AM
From Night to Morn (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-46-from-night-to-morn.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 15, 2012, 08:08:04 AM
Weasel in the Grass (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-47-weasel-in-grass.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on October 15, 2012, 08:45:08 AM
Weasel in the Grass (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-47-weasel-in-grass.html)
Excellent! I love this tune!  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 16, 2012, 07:58:48 AM
Tip Top Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-48-tip-top-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 17, 2012, 08:31:03 AM
Miss Dillon's waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-49-miss-dillons-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Tyker on October 17, 2012, 09:10:36 AM
Set as 'private' , Lester
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 17, 2012, 09:24:51 AM
Set as 'private' , Lester

Opps!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 18, 2012, 08:36:03 AM
Tune number 50  (:)

The Barren Rocks of Aden (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-50-barren-rocks-of-aden.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 19, 2012, 07:44:24 AM
La Roulante (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-51-la-roulante.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 20, 2012, 07:42:33 AM
Heights of Dargai (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-52-heights-of-dargai.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 21, 2012, 08:13:44 AM
La Marianne (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-53-la-marianne.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Prestidigitator on October 21, 2012, 10:33:37 AM
Heights of Dargai (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-52-heights-of-dargai.html)

Lester-have you modified the keyboard of your L'Elfique? Though it is a rainy Sunday morning, I think I'm seeing slots in the video, rather than spots before the eyes; and it sounds a bit different. If you have, I'm thinking of doing the same and would welcome any advice on "how to" without b****g up the instrument.

Loving the series, by the way.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 22, 2012, 08:05:10 AM
Heights of Dargai (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-52-heights-of-dargai.html)

Lester-have you modified the keyboard of your L'Elfique? Though it is a rainy Sunday morning, I think I'm seeing slots in the video, rather than spots before the eyes; and it sounds a bit different. If you have, I'm thinking of doing the same and would welcome any advice on "how to" without b****g up the instrument.

Loving the series, by the way.

Try to make time today
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 22, 2012, 08:05:34 AM
Balance the Straw (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-54-balance-straw.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 23, 2012, 09:25:16 AM
Belle Isle's March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-55-belle-isles-march.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 24, 2012, 08:34:47 AM
Oyster Girl (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-56-oyster-girl.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on October 24, 2012, 08:39:26 AM
Nice, Lester!
What is the box - is it a C/F pokerwork painted blue? It sounds lovely.  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 24, 2012, 08:58:08 AM
Nice, Lester!
What is the box - is it a C/F pokerwork painted blue? It sounds lovely.  (:)
Thanks  (:)

It was a particularly ratty pokerwork I got of eBay. As an experiment I removed the chrome (rust) work and filled the corners with body filler then sprayed it all. Indeed it is my C/F box.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 25, 2012, 08:06:05 AM
Cochin Chine (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-57-cochin-chine.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 26, 2012, 08:11:24 AM
Grandfather's Tune (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-58-grandfathers-tune.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 27, 2012, 08:36:28 AM
Highland Mary - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-59-highland-mary-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: malcolmbebb on October 27, 2012, 09:17:11 AM
Thanks Lester. Nice one.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: penn on October 27, 2012, 11:08:34 AM
Thanks Lester, keep it up! Last week's La Marianne has inspired me to finally learn it to find that it's surprisingly simple and totally satisfying. Since the mystery of the pants was revealed, another question has been nagging away at me for a while.
You play a blue c/f that you call the Oxford Erica, but it looks like a Pokerwork, and I think you described it as a pokerwork in a recent message, but talked of filling in the corners.
Surely you didn't use filler to make an Erica look like a pokerwork? If so it looks like more than the corners are filled. Or is this one of your weird hybrids?, thanks, Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 27, 2012, 11:16:27 AM
Thanks Lester, keep it up! Last week's La Marianne has inspired me to finally learn it to find that it's surprisingly simple and totally satisfying. Since the mystery of the pants was revealed, another question has been nagging away at me for a while.
You play a blue c/f that you call the Oxford Erica, but it looks like a Pokerwork, and I think you described it as a pokerwork in a recent message, but talked of filling in the corners.
Surely you didn't use filler to make an Erica look like a pokerwork? If so it looks like more than the corners are filled. Or is this one of your weird hybrids?, thanks, Steve

Opps! Oxford Pokerwork  :|bl

It is called that because I bought it off eBay from the sister of the deceased Dyk Brooker, who was well known around the Oxford folky scene. I was in terrible condition when I bought it so did a lot of work on the case to make it presentable and I sprayed it Oxford Blue in his memory.

(http://www.bignold-paintings.com/images/MrS.jpg)

Write up in Dyk in te Oxford News (http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8814528.Friends_of_busker_mourn_a_true____free_spirit___/)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: penn on October 27, 2012, 12:07:18 PM
that's a relief, I think my imagination was running a bit wild there.
I really like the Cochine Chine too - I think that's another one I should try.
keep on squeezing !
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 28, 2012, 07:18:50 AM
Jenny Lind (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-60-jenny-lind.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 29, 2012, 07:45:29 AM
La Mourisque (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-61-la-mourisque.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on October 29, 2012, 02:58:05 PM
Lester, are you taking requests? Can I put a bid in for Mount Hills? It was  played it at the MAW Friday session last year, and I liked it so much, but I don't know it at all. (Probably have done it again at Witney before this gets anywhere near the top of your list, but if you don't ask, you don't get, eh?) I had a go at this mornings, playing along with you.Not that I could whistle it now, it has gone from my head, but I think I could join in if it were played. Thanks so much for making these videos, I'm a chump not to have got onto them before.  :-\ Lx.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 29, 2012, 03:43:24 PM
Lester, are you taking requests? Can I put a bid in for Mount Hills? It was  played it at the MAW Friday session last year, and I liked it so much, but I don't know it at all. (Probably have done it again at Witney before this gets anywhere near the top of your list, but if you don't ask, you don't get, eh?) I had a go at this mornings, playing along with you.Not that I could whistle it now, it has gone from my head, but I think I could join in if it were played. Thanks so much for making these videos, I'm a chump not to have got onto them before.  :-\ Lx.

See what we can do, not a tune I know but looks reasonably easy  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 30, 2012, 08:11:39 AM
Lester's Tune-a-Day apologises for the late delivery of today's tune, due to leaves on the line and YouTube doing "maintenance".
Normal service will resume as soon as possible.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__qzX-0fL9Js/SswYtmj66VI/AAAAAAAAT6o/fB5hsNs3IHE/s400/testcard2.gif)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 30, 2012, 08:27:56 AM
Auvergne Polka No. 2 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-62-auvergne-polka-2.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 31, 2012, 07:46:03 AM
Le Saut du Chien (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-63-le-saut-du-chien.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 01, 2012, 08:25:20 AM
Bluebells of Scotland (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-64-blue-bells-of-scotland-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Andrew Shead on November 02, 2012, 01:00:09 AM
Bluebells of Scotland (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-64-blue-bells-of-scotland-adderbury.html)

Good! It sounds like a tricky little tune; beguiling though.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 02, 2012, 08:30:40 AM
Bear Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-65-bear-dance.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 03, 2012, 07:39:57 AM
Hunting the Hare - Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-66-hunting-hare-reel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 04, 2012, 08:48:22 AM
Hunting the Hare - Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-67-hunting-hare-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 05, 2012, 08:12:02 AM
Lumpy Custard (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-68-lumpy-custard.html)
Apologies for the false start bad video editing  ;)
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Post by: Lester on November 06, 2012, 07:56:24 AM
Harper's Frolic (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-69-harpers-frolic.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on November 06, 2012, 09:18:25 AM
Ah, love the Lumpy Custard - that HAS to be next week's Tune for me! I learned this on fiddle a couple of years ago, and was told it was a Czek (or roughly that geographical area) mazurka, the name of which we could not pronounce so we called it Jetskavetsca- as near as damn it. I since found a little piece called Mazurka d'Auvergne which was the same...though there are LOTS of mazurkas from the Auvergne! Gorgeous little tune. Thanks for showing me I can probably learn it on box without too much angst!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 07, 2012, 07:50:24 AM
En Avant Blonde (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-70-en-avant-blonde.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 08, 2012, 08:19:25 AM
Twin (Two) Sisters aka Upton on Severn Stick Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-71-twin-sisters.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 09, 2012, 08:48:03 AM
Donkey Riding (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-72-donkey-riding.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 10, 2012, 08:24:22 AM
Argiers (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-73-argiers.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 11, 2012, 07:46:10 AM
Buffalo Gals  (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-74-buffaloo-gals.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 12, 2012, 08:46:02 AM
Bonny Kate (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-75-bonny-kate.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on November 12, 2012, 10:44:51 AM
Oh brill, Lester! I put this in my to-do book at the Friday night session, I love it and will try it for next weeks Tuna Week -perhpas might stretch myself and try the Harper's Frolic at the same time. Gosh this is fun! And it is paying off, I was able to join in much more in the session this year.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 13, 2012, 07:55:47 AM
Sir John Fenwick (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-76-sir-john-fenwick.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 14, 2012, 08:28:43 AM
Down the Road (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-77-down-road.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 15, 2012, 08:49:45 AM
The Plane Tree (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-78-plane-tree.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 16, 2012, 08:13:45 AM
Bumpus o"Stretton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-79-bumpus-of-stretton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 17, 2012, 07:39:19 AM
Click Goes the Shears (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-80-click-go-shears.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 18, 2012, 09:35:23 AM
As it is the 96th anniversary of the last day of the Battle of the Somme

Battle of the Somme (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-81-battle-of-somme.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 19, 2012, 08:32:30 AM
Ka-Foo-Zalum (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-82-ka-foo-zalum.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on November 19, 2012, 05:00:48 PM
ooooooh I am going to be getting ahead of myself now, Lester! I love the Battle of the Somme. I am going to have to Tuna Week it next week. Thing is all the nicest tunes are mounting up! I'll be doing six tunesa week at this rate!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 19, 2012, 05:18:37 PM
ooooooh I am going to be getting ahead of myself now, Lester! I love the Battle of the Somme. I am going to have to Tuna Week it next week. Thing is all the nicest tunes are mounting up! I'll be doing six tunesa week at this rate!

Only 6, day off on Sunday then   ;)

Thanks
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on November 19, 2012, 10:30:16 PM
Oh come on, cut me some slack here, willya! ::)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 20, 2012, 09:02:58 AM
Zuppa Inglese (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-83-zuppa-inglese.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on November 20, 2012, 12:00:28 PM
Damn. Another good 'un.  >:(
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Rees on November 20, 2012, 12:25:34 PM
Zuppa Inglese (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-83-zuppa-inglese.html)

Nice one, Lester. Your abc transcription of this tune is totally accurate - well done. You just need to learn to play it now  ;)

Original version, with variations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04N851Uuffc&feature=context-gau (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04N851Uuffc&feature=context-gau)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 20, 2012, 12:36:27 PM
Nice one, Lester. Your abc transcription of this tune is totally accurate - well done. You just need to learn to play it now  ;)

Original version, with variations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04N851Uuffc&feature=context-gau (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04N851Uuffc&feature=context-gau)

 :P

Not my transcription even,  can't remember where I got it from though. Bonsoir Bebe in the camera so due soon,  can't play that either ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 21, 2012, 08:29:00 AM
Cock o'the North (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-84-cock-othe-north.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 22, 2012, 08:26:09 AM
As it's Thanksgiving - Camptown Races (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-85-camptown-races.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 23, 2012, 09:08:32 AM
Blaydon Races (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-86-bladon-races.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on November 23, 2012, 04:04:51 PM
( Is tomorrow Belt and  B  Races?) :-[
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 24, 2012, 06:47:43 AM
As I am off to Evesham for the Melodeon Playgroup Weekend

Fanny Frail - The Evesham Stick Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-87-fanny-frail.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 25, 2012, 08:16:04 AM
Hard Times (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-88-hard-times.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 26, 2012, 08:46:48 AM
Bonsoir Bebe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-89-bonsoir-bebe.html) another of Rees' tunes that I probably can't play  ;)
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Post by: Rees on November 26, 2012, 01:03:50 PM
Bonsoir Bebe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-89-bonsoir-bebe.html) another of Rees' tunes that I probably can't play  ;)

No complaints this time mate - bang on the money, even putting the blue note in. It does sound very English but then I suppose you are  ;)
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Post by: Lester on November 27, 2012, 08:25:48 AM
Eynsham March Past (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-90-march-past.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Rees on November 27, 2012, 11:02:06 AM
Eynsham March Past (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-90-march-past.html)

I think the Scots call it "Going Down the Broomielaw".
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 28, 2012, 08:27:45 AM
Brighton Camp (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-91-brighton-camp.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 29, 2012, 08:26:10 AM
Polka Chinoise (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-92-polka-chinoise.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 30, 2012, 08:29:55 AM
As it is St Andrew's Day

Scotland the Brave (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/tune-93-scotland-brave.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 01, 2012, 08:17:16 AM
Captain Lanoe's Quick March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-94-captain-lanoes-quick-march.html)
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Post by: Daddy Long Les on December 01, 2012, 08:41:19 AM
Captain Lanoe's Quick March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-94-captain-lanoes-quick-march.html)

This is really nice Lester.  I am confused by the term "march". This tune has a rumpty tumpty feel to it which I really like.  However, in my ignorance I have always thought of soldiers marching when I hear this term.  So something like "It's  a long way to Tipperary" springs to mind or "Colonel Bogey".  Please  set me straight.
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Post by: Lester on December 01, 2012, 08:56:29 AM
Captain Lanoe's Quick March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-94-captain-lanoes-quick-march.html)

This is really nice Lester.  I am confused by the term "march". This tune has a rumpty tumpty feel to it which I really like.  However, in my ignorance I have always thought of soldiers marching when I hear this term.  So something like "It's  a long way to Tipperary" springs to mind or "Colonel Bogey".  Please  set me straight.

I have just confused the Sainted Mrs Bailey at the breakfast table by mumbling tunes and tapping rhythms. But this research shows that Tipperary,  Bogey and Captain Lanoe's all have the same under laying rhythm. Suggest putting it on a Walkman/iPod and trying to do any thing but March when listening to it.  ;)
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Post by: Daddy Long Les on December 01, 2012, 09:04:33 AM
Captain Lanoe's Quick March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-94-captain-lanoes-quick-march.html)

This is really nice Lester.  I am confused by the term "march". This tune has a rumpty tumpty feel to it which I really like.  However, in my ignorance I have always thought of soldiers marching when I hear this term.  So something like "It's  a long way to Tipperary" springs to mind or "Colonel Bogey".  Please  set me straight.

I have just confused the Sainted Mrs Bailey at the breakfast table by mumbling tunes and tapping rhythms. But this research shows that Tipperary,  Bogey and Captain Lanoe's all have the same under laying rhythm. Suggest putting it on a Walkman/iPod and trying to do any thing but March when listening to it.  ;)

Yes, I realise that you can march to Capt. Lanoe.  I was purely asking the question - can a march have a shuffle/swing feel (Capt. Lanoe) as well as a "straight" feel like Bogey?
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Post by: xgx on December 01, 2012, 09:11:40 AM
John Philip Sousa ....... ;D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 01, 2012, 09:14:00 AM
Captain Lanoe's Quick March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-94-captain-lanoes-quick-march.html)

This is really nice Lester.  I am confused by the term "march". This tune has a rumpty tumpty feel to it which I really like.  However, in my ignorance I have always thought of soldiers marching when I hear this term.  So something like "It's  a long way to Tipperary" springs to mind or "Colonel Bogey".  Please  set me straight.

I have just confused the Sainted Mrs Bailey at the breakfast table by mumbling tunes and tapping rhythms. But this research shows that Tipperary,  Bogey and Captain Lanoe's all have the same under laying rhythm. Suggest putting it on a Walkman/iPod and trying to do any thing but March when listening to it.  ;)

Yes, I realise that you can march to Capt. Lanoe.  I was purely asking the question - can a march have a shuffle/swing feel (Capt. Lanoe) as well as a "straight" feel like Bogey?

The Regimental March of the Coldstream Guards (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px_k_Jbdn2M) is also very un-march like to my ears.

I also have marches in 6/8 time (Liberty Bell). So I guess a march is anything you can march to.  (:)
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Post by: ladydetemps on December 01, 2012, 09:12:11 PM
Swing? Maybe I should try lindy hopping to it.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 02, 2012, 08:50:32 AM
The Rose Tree (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-95-rose-tree.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 03, 2012, 08:01:56 AM
Hot Punch (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-96-hot-punch.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 04, 2012, 08:17:13 AM
A chorus from the 1821 opera Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber. aka Huntsman's Chorus (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-97-huntsmans-chorus.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 05, 2012, 08:16:22 AM
Lollipop Man - Ducklington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-98-lollipop-man.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 06, 2012, 08:36:20 AM
Sharon Eubanks (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-99-sharon-eubanks.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 07, 2012, 08:11:19 AM
Orange in Bloom (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-100-orange-in-bloom.html)
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Post by: derekw on December 07, 2012, 08:25:29 AM
Congrats on your 100th
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 07, 2012, 08:47:18 AM
Congrats on your 100th

 :|glug  That is tea of course.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on December 07, 2012, 11:19:38 AM
Well done, Lad!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 08, 2012, 09:12:51 AM
Kingfisher 1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-101-kingfisher-1.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: malcolmbebb on December 08, 2012, 09:27:29 AM
It appears to be private - a well hidden kingfisher?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 08, 2012, 09:47:59 AM
It appears to be private - a well hidden kingfisher?

Whoops!    Fixed
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 09, 2012, 09:15:41 AM
Kingfisher 2 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-102-kingfisher-2.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 10, 2012, 08:27:55 AM
Barwick Green (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-103-barwick-green.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on December 10, 2012, 09:36:13 AM
Really like Kingfisher 2 - not dissimilar to 1 but I much prefer it. The B part makes me think of the Andy Cutting version of Old Molly Oxford. (Just hum the first half dozen bars of OMO...it's true!)
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Post by: Ellisteph on December 11, 2012, 07:58:58 AM
Barwick Green (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-103-barwick-green.html)
Surely this now from Barwick in Melnet?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 11, 2012, 08:41:40 AM
Redwing (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-104-redwing.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 12, 2012, 08:12:18 AM
In memory of Neil Armstrong and Sir Patrick Moore

The Man in the Moon (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-105-man-in-moon.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 13, 2012, 08:14:23 AM
Nellie the Elephant (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-106-nellie-elephant.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: ladydetemps on December 13, 2012, 10:43:54 AM
Nellie the Elephant (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-106-nellie-elephant.html)
I think that's going to have to be the next tune I learn ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: xgx on December 13, 2012, 10:54:24 AM
It's fun to dance too  ;D 
Happy memories of Sidmouth umptynine years ago... last night parade coming down the hill... every time it stopped we launched into 'Nellie' much to the amusement of the watchers ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: brianread on December 13, 2012, 12:38:56 PM
What about the (Em?) intro?

"To Bombay the travelling circus came - they brought an intelligent elephant and Nellie was her name"...etc

 ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 14, 2012, 08:32:49 AM
Cuckoo's Nest - Sherborne (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-107-cuckoos-nest.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 15, 2012, 07:44:22 AM
Schottische a Bethanie (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-108-schottische-bethanie.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 16, 2012, 09:32:23 AM
Mona's Delight (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-109-monas-delight.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 17, 2012, 08:10:42 AM
Over the Hills and Far Away (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-110-over-hills-and-far-away.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 18, 2012, 08:05:41 AM
Gallant Hussar - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-111-gallant-hussar.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on December 18, 2012, 09:32:38 AM
Mona's Delight (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-109-monas-delight.html)
Nice, Lester!
Interesting comment about Mona Douglas giving her name to the tune/dance. I didn't know that.
We use a slightly different version (especially in the B-music) for Lizzie Dripping here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sESZ6llpoCk#!). As far as I know, we got the tune from Barry Callaghan (see bottom right) (http://www.lizziedripping.org.uk/musicians.html), one of the founder musicians for the team.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Doug on December 18, 2012, 04:27:28 PM
Hello Lester
Very sorry to read about your virus, and hope that you are fit again soon. I enjoy your blog which is clear enough for me to find it instructive.
Thanks, Doug
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 19, 2012, 08:35:31 AM
Hello Lester
Very sorry to read about your virus, and hope that you are fit again soon. I enjoy your blog which is clear enough for me to find it instructive.
Thanks, Doug

All is now well (added bonus of having lost 8lbs) and thank you
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 19, 2012, 08:36:30 AM
Theme Vannetaise (Twiglet) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-112-theme-vannetaise-twiglet.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 20, 2012, 08:21:11 AM
Not for Joe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-113-not-for-joe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 21, 2012, 08:57:57 AM
For the Winter Solstice - In the Bleak Midwinter (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/post-114-in-bleak-midwinter.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 22, 2012, 08:48:38 AM
Monk's March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-115-monks-march.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 23, 2012, 09:05:08 AM
March of St Timothy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-116-march-of-st-timothy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on December 23, 2012, 03:53:45 PM
This is a jolly tune, Lester, I think I'm going to have a go of this! :|||: :|||:
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 23, 2012, 04:30:41 PM
This is a jolly tune, Lester, I think I'm going to have a go of this! :|||: :|||:

Goes well with the Barren Rocks of Aden (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tune-50-barren-rocks-of-aden.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 24, 2012, 08:14:00 AM
Will's Way (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-117-wills-way.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 25, 2012, 08:48:56 AM
The first of my Twelve Tunes for Christmas  (:)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-118-we-wish-you-merry-christmas.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 26, 2012, 08:51:35 AM
As it is the Feast of Steven

Good King Wenceslas (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-119-good-king-wenceslas.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 27, 2012, 08:22:21 AM
Silent Night (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-120-silent-night.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 28, 2012, 09:08:15 AM
The Holly and the Ivy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-121-holly-and-ivy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 29, 2012, 08:59:59 AM
Ding Dong Merrily on High - le branle de l'Official (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-122-ding-dong-merrily-on-high.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 30, 2012, 08:30:53 AM
O, Come All Ye Faithful (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-123-o-come-all-ye-faithful.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 31, 2012, 08:32:23 AM
Nos Galan (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-124-deck-halls.html) a Welsh New Year's Eve Carol
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 31, 2012, 11:53:11 PM
Auld Lang Syne (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-125-auld-lang-syne.html) - a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all my readers
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 02, 2013, 08:35:09 AM
Hark the Herald Angel Sings (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-126-hark-herald-angel-sings.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 03, 2013, 08:28:27 AM
Little Drummer Boy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-127-little-drummer-boy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 04, 2013, 07:33:16 AM
Angels From the Realms of Glory (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-128-angels-from-realms-of-glory.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 05, 2013, 08:23:44 AM
On the last day of Christmas the melodeon player gave to me the Sussex Carol (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-129-sussex-carol.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 06, 2013, 08:24:08 AM
Emma (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-130-emma.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on January 07, 2013, 07:16:22 AM
Emma (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-130-emma.html)

I like this one.  Really enjoying this series Lester.  You deserve a medal!!! (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 07, 2013, 07:39:39 AM
Constant Billy - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-131-constant-billy-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lyn on January 07, 2013, 12:51:05 PM
I saw you sneaking an E minor tune in there, Lester! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 07, 2013, 12:55:11 PM
I saw you sneaking an E minor tune in there, Lester! ;D ;D

 :P
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 08, 2013, 09:22:11 AM
Glorishears - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-132-glorishears-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 09, 2013, 09:03:22 AM
Le Saut du Lapin (Rabbit Stew) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-133-le-saut-du-lapin-rabbit-stew.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Theo on January 09, 2013, 09:46:33 AM
Le Saut du Lapin (Rabbit Stew) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-133-le-saut-du-lapin-rabbit-stew.html)

Good to see this fine tune getting its proper title.  The original French title contains a pun which the English title makes into a mess. (geddit)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 10, 2013, 08:47:14 AM
Knifes Edge (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-134-knifes-edge.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 11, 2013, 08:18:17 AM
Oats, Peas, Beans (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-135-oats-peas-beans.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Andrew Shead on January 12, 2013, 02:31:45 AM
This thread is a useful resource to me as a beginner, thanks.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 12, 2013, 08:38:57 AM
This is the start of few days of one row four stop tunes

 Greengrocer's March  (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-136-greengrocers-march.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 13, 2013, 08:10:49 AM
The Sloe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-137-sloe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on January 13, 2013, 08:43:15 AM
The Sloe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-137-sloe.html)

I'm curious.  Have you got all these tunes in your head or do you to have to a) look at the dots and b) rehearse them before you film them?

Quite a feat in any case!!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 13, 2013, 01:23:52 PM
I am still in the 'tunes I know and know the name of' so mostly just play them. I sometimes need a quick look at the ABC if I have not played them for a while. Still ~80 to go on that list then there is the 'tunes I know that I don't know the name of' so they will need a bit of research.
I think I can get to 365 tunes without any difficulty. Mind you I try to learn 3 or 4 tunes a month anyway.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 14, 2013, 08:23:50 AM
Old Danish Schottische (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-138-old-danish-schottiche.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 15, 2013, 08:16:15 AM
Seamo's Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-139-seamos-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 16, 2013, 08:14:03 AM
Britannia Two Step (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-140-britannia-two-step.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: EastAnglianTed on January 16, 2013, 08:36:50 AM
Britannia Two Step is a lovely tune Lester, well played. Off to learn it now
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Anahata on January 16, 2013, 10:32:35 AM
I know that as the first half of Looking for A Partner, on the New Victory Band album One More Dance and Then.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Andrew Shead on January 17, 2013, 04:18:10 AM
Britannia Two Step (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-140-britannia-two-step.html)

To me that tune is evocative of the seaside and a calliope at the end of the pier. I like it.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 17, 2013, 07:45:36 AM
The Rope Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-141-rope-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 18, 2013, 08:03:41 AM
Uncle Bernard's Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-142-uncle-bernards-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 19, 2013, 08:22:26 AM
Lucy Farr's Barn Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-143-lucy-farrs-barn-dance.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 20, 2013, 07:45:33 AM
A Little Cup of Coffee and a Little More Tea (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-144-little-cup-of-coffee-and.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: syale on January 20, 2013, 03:43:28 PM
Lester, do you have an ABC file with the tunes you are playing and the X number equating to your tune numbers that you increment each day? First 2 tunes shown below.

Stephen

Code: [Select]
X:1
%http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-1-beatrice-hills-three-handed-reel.html
%37
T:Beatrice Hills 3 Handed Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
Bc|e2 d2 dBdg|f2 ed e2 ag|fgab c'afa|agfe d2 Bd|
e2 d2 dBdg|f2 ed e2 ag|fgab c'afa|a2 g2 g2|
d2|e2 dB GB d2|d2 cB c2 AB|cBAG F2 A2|c2 B2 B2 d2|
e2 dB GB d2|d2 cB c2 AB|cBAG F2 A2|A2 G2 G2||

X:2
%http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tune-2-walter-bulwers-no.html
%502
T:Walter Bulwer's No 3
M:4/4
K:G
GA|B2 B2 BAGA|B2 DD D2 D2|E2 G2 G2 A2|G6 FE|
D2 G2 A2 B2|d2 B4 A2|G2 E2 F2 G2|A6 GA|
B2 B2 BAGA|B2 DD D2 D2|E2 G2 G2 A2|G6 FE|
D2 B2 c2 B2|A2 E4 A2|G2 D2 B3 A|G4||
d3 c|B2 B2 d3 A|G2 G2 B4|D2 E2 F2 G2|c6 B2|
c2 e2 A3 B|c2 e2 A3 G|G2 F2 EF E2|D6 d2|
e2 d2 B2 G2|D6 G2|F2 G2 A2 B2|c6 c2|
d2 c2 A2 F2|d2 c2 A2 F2|D2 D2 E2 F2|G4 G2||
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 20, 2013, 03:50:48 PM
Lester, do you have an ABC file with the tunes you are playing and the X number equating to your tune numbers that you increment each day?

I don't but I guess I could have. Needs a bit of work but as there is snow here which is preventing much happening I'll give it a go.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 20, 2013, 06:05:50 PM
Lester, do you have an ABC file with the tunes you are playing and the X number equating to your tune numbers that you increment each day? First 2 tunes shown below.


Your wish etc

tune-a-day ABC File (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/420691/tune-a-day.abc)

Also available from the Blog just click on the ABC File Tab
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: syale on January 20, 2013, 07:21:35 PM
What a star Lester,  :M
I assume you will increment it with future tunes as you add them?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 20, 2013, 07:30:46 PM
What a star Lester,  :M
I assume you will increment it with future tunes as you add them?

Probably   ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 21, 2013, 07:59:56 AM
Enough 1 row for now back to two rows - Alexandra Park (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-145-alexandra-park.html)

Link fixed
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: syale on January 21, 2013, 12:37:05 PM
I, for one, have really appreciated all the one rows  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 21, 2013, 12:40:27 PM
I, for one, have really appreciated all the one rows  (:)

There will be more  (:)

It has reminded my what a really fine instrument a one row is, unceasingly cheerful.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 22, 2013, 08:25:12 AM
Rigs of Marlow (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-146-rigs-of-marlow.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 22, 2013, 10:57:29 AM
It has reminded my what a really fine instrument a one row is, unceasingly cheerful.
Hear hear! I totally agree!  :||:  :|||:  :M
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on January 22, 2013, 11:04:45 AM
Please explain further, for people like me who don't own one, the appeal of the one row.  Presumably it is something to do with the simplicity of the instrument, yes?  Is there anything you can do on a one row that you can't do on a two row box?  Would I be right in saying there's a kind of pleasure to be had from a melodeon like this where your right hand and left hand notes are quite limited?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 22, 2013, 12:02:54 PM
Please explain further, for people like me who don't own one, the appeal of the one row.  Presumably it is something to do with the simplicity of the instrument, yes?  Is there anything you can do on a one row that you can't do on a two row box?  Would I be right in saying there's a kind of pleasure to be had from a melodeon like this where your right hand and left hand notes are quite limited?

Started a new thread HERE (http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,11470.0.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 23, 2013, 07:58:28 AM
Ganivelle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-147-ganivelle.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 24, 2013, 07:48:31 AM
Black Joke - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-148-black-joke-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 25, 2013, 08:15:35 AM
Young Collins - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-149-young-collins-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 26, 2013, 07:59:33 AM
As it's Australia Day.  Waltzing Matilda (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-150-waltzing-matilda.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 27, 2013, 08:09:48 AM
He Played His Ukelele as the Ship Went Down
 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-151-he-played-his-ukulele-as-ship.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: hubert on January 27, 2013, 10:18:01 AM
thanks for the tune, Lester very good,does it change key ,  or just go into the minor? Hubert
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 27, 2013, 10:51:10 AM
thanks for the tune, Lester very good,does it change key ,  or just go into the minor? Hubert

The B music visits the key of E Minor in its first half.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 28, 2013, 08:12:10 AM
Garry Owen (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-152-garry-owen.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 29, 2013, 07:58:45 AM
Old Mother Oxford - Stretton on Fosse (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-153-old-mother-oxford-stretton-on.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 30, 2013, 08:34:25 AM
Bobby Shafto (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-154-bobby-shafto.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 31, 2013, 07:54:49 AM
Glorishears - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-155-glorishears-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 01, 2013, 07:47:25 AM
Maguire and Patterson (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-156-maguire-and-patterson.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 02, 2013, 08:20:20 AM
Danish Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-157-danish-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 03, 2013, 08:04:41 AM
Great North Run '86 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-158-great-north-run-86.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 04, 2013, 08:13:42 AM
Horses Bransle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-159-horses-brandle.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on February 04, 2013, 10:51:34 AM
Horses Bransle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-159-horses-brandle.html)
That's great, Lester.  Took me a while to remember where I heard it.  Blowzabella.  That minor C part is really something.  On my list!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 05, 2013, 08:31:16 AM
Rogues March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-160-rogues-march.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on February 05, 2013, 12:39:09 PM
Horses Bransle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-159-horses-brandle.html)
Featured this over at my own blog.

http://accordeonaire.blogspot.com/2013/02/horses-branle.html

Thanks,
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 06, 2013, 08:12:13 AM
Wells Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-161-wells-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 06, 2013, 01:29:11 PM
Wells Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-161-wells-waltz.html)
Thanks Lester. Lovely playing!
This has to be one of my most favourite of all waltzes, based on the dulcimer playing of Mollie Whittaker of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. If you recall, I was at the the same Katie Howson workshop as you when we both first learned this tune.

As you point out, the version of the tune in 'Before the Night Was Out' is somewhat different. I made a direct transcription from a field recording of Mollie's playing which was made when she was quite elderly and hadn't played the dulcimer for quite few years, so I suspect that rendition was sadly not one of her best (and nor was her dulcimer particularly well in tune). I really do prefer Katie's version of the tune to Mollie's.  :|bl

Here's my version (https://soundcloud.com/steve_freereeder/wells-waltz), one of my multi-tracked extravaganzas, using a Castagnari Lilium melodeon, a Stowmarket Golden Box 1-row 4-stop melodeon in D, and a clarinet in A.

Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Pete Dunk on February 06, 2013, 11:19:16 PM
Here's my version (https://soundcloud.com/steve_freereeder/wells-waltz), one of my multi-tracked extravaganzas, using a Castagnari Lilium melodeon, a Stowmarket Golden Box 1-row 4-stop melodeon in D, and a clarinet in A.

Spellbinding. I've not heard of a clarinet in A before. As a young 'un I had a silver trumpet with a rotary valve to change it from Bb to Eb pitch but the fingerings for a Bb instrument didn't work at all in the key of Eb and the brass band/music teacher at school had no idea how the fingerings worked. I, of course was unable to work it out myself although I spent many a happy hour trying to figure it out!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 07, 2013, 08:00:00 AM
Lads a'Bunchum - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-162-lads-abunchum-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 08, 2013, 07:50:14 AM
Davy Davy Knick Knack (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-163-davy-davy-knick-knack.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 09, 2013, 07:19:53 AM
Down By The Sally Gardens (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-164-down-by-sally-gardens.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 10, 2013, 08:33:32 AM
Marche des Cabrettaires (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-165-marche-des-cabrettaires.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 10, 2013, 11:06:26 AM
Down By The Sally Gardens (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-164-down-by-sally-gardens.html)
I see someone has attacked you with scissors   ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 10, 2013, 11:09:54 AM
I see someone has attacked you with scissors   ;)

 (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 11, 2013, 08:35:35 AM
Sir Roger de Coverley (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-166-sir-roger-de-coverley.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 12, 2013, 08:26:45 AM
Buffens (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-167-buffens.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 13, 2013, 08:34:27 AM
Sussex Bonny Breast Knot (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-168-sussex-bonny-breast-knot.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 14, 2013, 09:02:58 AM
For Valentine's Day - The Valentine (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-169-valentine.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 15, 2013, 08:09:18 AM
Ladies Pleasure - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-170-ladies-pleasure-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Andrew Shead on February 16, 2013, 02:41:24 AM
Ladies Pleasure - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-170-ladies-pleasure-bledington.html)

Is it "Ladies Pleasure" or "Ladies of Pleasure" as indicated by the ABC T: field. A subtle yet important difference.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 16, 2013, 07:47:01 AM
Ladies Pleasure - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-170-ladies-pleasure-bledington.html)

Is it "Ladies Pleasure" or "Ladies of Pleasure" as indicated by the ABC T: field. A subtle yet important difference.
Corrected  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 16, 2013, 07:47:33 AM
Ladies Pleasure - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-171-ladies-pleasure-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 17, 2013, 08:17:57 AM
Rattling Bog (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-172-rattling-bog.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 18, 2013, 08:19:42 AM
I'll Go Enlist - Sherborne (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-173-ill-go-enlist-sherborne.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 19, 2013, 08:06:12 AM
Lillibullero (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-174-lillibullero.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 20, 2013, 08:26:31 AM
Red River Valley (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-178-red-river-valley.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 21, 2013, 07:46:19 AM
Nelson's Praise - Illmington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-176-nelsons-praise-illmington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 22, 2013, 08:47:25 AM
Three Around Three (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-177-three-around-three.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 23, 2013, 09:03:59 AM
Mr & Mrs Mickey Mouse (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-178-mr-mrs-mickey-mouse.html)  First outing for my Bb/Eb Erica
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 24, 2013, 07:23:49 AM
Navvy on the Line (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-179-navvy-on-line.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 24, 2013, 10:09:10 AM
Mr & Mrs Mickey Mouse (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-178-mr-mrs-mickey-mouse.html)  First outing for my Bb/Eb Erica
Lester - the video is set as 'private'. Can you tweak the permissions please?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 24, 2013, 11:43:10 AM
Mr & Mrs Mickey Mouse (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-178-mr-mrs-mickey-mouse.html)  First outing for my Bb/Eb Erica
Lester - the video is set as 'private'. Can you tweak the permissions please?

Fixed  :-[

Replaced the video this morning because I had failed to edit my template's opening and closing credits and forgot to make it public,
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: malcolmbebb on February 24, 2013, 01:43:25 PM
How's that work then? Because I saw it all right yesterday.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 24, 2013, 02:19:40 PM
That's because I uploaded yesterday and all was well til I noticed that I has forgotten to edit the titles at the front and the end credits  fixed them uploaded again but forgot to make it public.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on February 24, 2013, 02:33:41 PM
Mr & Mrs Mickey Mouse (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-178-mr-mrs-mickey-mouse.html)  First outing for my Bb/Eb Erica
Lester - the video is set as 'private'. Can you tweak the permissions please?

Fixed  :-[

Replaced the video this morning because I had failed to edit my template's opening and closing credits and forgot to make it public,
Thanks, Lester! Great tune - love the Bb/Eb Erica too!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 25, 2013, 07:51:04 AM
Sweet Jenny Jones - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-180-sweet-jenny-jones-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 26, 2013, 07:26:09 AM
Maggie in the Wood (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/181-maggie-in-wood.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 27, 2013, 08:09:41 AM
In celebration of the halfway point in this great endeavor here is a reasonably accurate facsimile of John Spier's tune - only another 183 tunes to go  ::)

Thanks to all who have stuck with me so far  (:)

Jiggery Pokerwork (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-182-jiggery-pokerwork.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on February 27, 2013, 02:51:44 PM
In celebration of the halfway point in this great endeavor here is a reasonably accurate facsimile of John Spier's tune - only another 183 tunes to go  ::)

Jiggery Pokerwork (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-182-jiggery-pokerwork.html)
Well done ... you do seem to be thinking really hard.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 27, 2013, 03:15:48 PM
Well done ... you do seem to be thinking really hard.

 ;D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: EastAnglianTed on February 27, 2013, 03:51:18 PM
Great job Lester
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Eoin Mac on February 27, 2013, 06:35:44 PM
Really enjoying the tunes...you're doing a great job! (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Andrew Shead on February 28, 2013, 02:52:37 AM
We're with you to the end. It is a really good resource. As a beginner: (1) I get a clear view of a skilled practitioner working the box; (2) I get a good audio standard of the tune against which to measure myself and my own performance; (3) I get the music notation; (4) Often, I get to hear and follow the departures from the written tune; (5) I get some background on the tune; (6) Now I'm going to see how you handle tunes that are less familiar; (7) I get to hear what a well-fettled box sounds like.

Take the Arran Boat tune for example. It is a good tune for a beginner because I learn about bellows control and cross-row button pushing on a slow tune that doesn't need any tricky prestidigitation, allowing me to concentrate on the dynamics of producing interesting music. This is a valuable thread.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: deltasalmon on February 28, 2013, 02:57:36 AM
We're with you to the end. It is a really good resource. As a beginner: (1) I get a clear view of a skilled practitioner working the box; (2) I get a good audio standard of the tune against which to measure myself and my own performance; (3) I get the music notation; (4) Often, I get to hear and follow the departures from the written tune; (5) I get some background on the tune; (6) Now I'm going to see how you handle tunes that are less familiar; (7) I get to hear what a well-fettled box sounds like.

Take the Arran Boat tune for example. It is a good tune for a beginner because I learn about bellows control and cross-row button pushing on a slow tune that doesn't need any tricky prestidigitation, allowing me to concentrate on the dynamics of producing interesting music. This is a valuable thread.

I agree with everything here. Also to add for me personally, I enjoy the tune-a-day blog bc I'm fairly new to melodeon but especially new to Morris tunes so I get to hear a few more Morris tunes than I would otherwise.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 28, 2013, 08:03:01 AM
Thanks for the kind comments, so onwards and upwards  (:)

Galopede (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-183-galopede.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on February 28, 2013, 08:59:28 AM
I love that comment "another tune about which I know nothing interesting" :D

Would like to add my complements to Lester on his frankly Homeric* enterprise. It could become a great resource for those of us who mainly learn tunes by ear. I suspect most of the English session repertoire will be in there by year end, and I'm personally also gaining wrt some useful names .. of tunes I've sort of known for years.

*I hope Mrs Lester is OK  ;)

Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: YorkieKen on February 28, 2013, 09:21:41 AM
I love that comment "another tune about which I know nothing interesting" :D

Would like to add my complements to Lester on his frankly Homeric* enterprise. It could become a great resource for those of us who mainly learn tunes by ear. I suspect most of the English session repertoire will be in there by year end, and I'm personally also gaining wrt some useful names .. of tunes I've sort of known for years.

*I hope Mrs Lester is OK  ;)

Me too !
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 01, 2013, 08:22:49 AM
As it is St David's Day her is my favourite Welsh tune.

Calon Lan (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-185-calon-lan.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 02, 2013, 08:16:48 AM
Sir Sidney Smith's March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-185-sir-sidney-smiths-march.html)

Apologies for the video quality but it was take 100 and the audio is fine  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 03, 2013, 08:30:41 AM
Oh! Susannah (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-186-oh-susannah.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 05, 2013, 07:57:40 AM
Star of the County Down (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-188-star-of-county-down.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 06, 2013, 07:19:44 AM
Old Frog Dance - Oddington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-189-old-frog-dance-oddington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 07, 2013, 02:07:50 AM
365 days on the wagon  (:)

What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-190-what-shall-we-do-with-drunken.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 07, 2013, 02:35:29 AM
Just noticed the blog has gone over 20,000 Page Views   ;D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on March 07, 2013, 10:37:47 AM
Keep playing!  :||:
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 08, 2013, 08:10:07 AM
Schottische a Virmoux (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-191-schottische-virmoux.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Mutt on March 08, 2013, 04:12:16 PM
365 days on the wagon  (:)

What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-190-what-shall-we-do-with-drunken.html)

That's quite the anniversary.  Congratulations!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 09, 2013, 08:42:20 AM
Jockey to the Fair - Brackley (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-192-jockey-to-fair-brackley.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 10, 2013, 06:41:27 AM
Woodland Revels (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-193-woodland-revels.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 11, 2013, 07:55:21 AM
Three Jolly Sheepskins (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-194-three-jolly-sheepskins.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 12, 2013, 08:14:58 AM
Lumps of Plum Pudding - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-195-lumps-of-plum-pudding.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 13, 2013, 07:59:43 AM
Redesdale Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-196-redesdale-hornpipe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 14, 2013, 08:00:38 AM
Old Molly Oxford (Step Back) - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-197-old-molly-oxford-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on March 14, 2013, 08:31:54 AM
Old Molly Oxford (Step Back) - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-197-old-molly-oxford-field-town.html)
Nice playing Lester! I love this tune.  (:)

(PM sent, BTW)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on March 14, 2013, 09:13:02 AM
Always one of my favourites too.  Thanks for the version, and reminder!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 15, 2013, 07:59:26 AM
When Daylight Shines (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-198-when-day-light-shines.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 16, 2013, 08:08:58 AM
Tavern in the Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-199-taven-in-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on March 16, 2013, 03:25:15 PM
Was that the glimmer of a smile I saw there?  Well done!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 16, 2013, 03:31:55 PM
Was that the glimmer of a smile I saw there?  Well done!

 ::)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: xgx on March 16, 2013, 04:29:06 PM
...just wind perhaps  ;D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 17, 2013, 06:49:01 AM
Tune 200 plus St Patrick's Day

Planxty Fanny Power (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-200-planxty-fanny-power.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 18, 2013, 07:58:42 AM
Planxty Irwin (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-201-planxty-irwin.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 19, 2013, 08:25:59 AM
Yankee Doddle Dandy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Andrew Shead on March 19, 2013, 10:15:41 PM
Yankee Doodle Dandy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html)

Looks and sounds like it's a doddle to play, but there appears to be a title typo on your blog.

http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 19, 2013, 10:19:32 PM
Yankee Doodle Dandy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html)

Looks and sounds like it's a doddle to play, but there appears to be a title typo on your blog.

http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html

 :|bl   Fixed
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 20, 2013, 09:16:38 AM
Sbrando (Smarlon) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-203-sbrando-smarlon.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 21, 2013, 08:06:03 AM
Winster Gallop (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-204-winster-gallop.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 22, 2013, 07:53:15 AM
British Grenadiers (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-205-british-grenadiers.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 23, 2013, 08:27:27 AM
Belgian Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-206-belgian-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: boxcall on March 23, 2013, 07:25:27 PM
Yankee Doddle Dandy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html)
Here's my take on it. http://youtu.be/ZeE_uCcUtK4  (Not as good as the master's)
I hope it's ok to add to this page if not just let me know and I remove it.
Michael
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: malcolmbebb on March 23, 2013, 07:32:38 PM
Yankee Doodle Dandy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html)

Looks and sounds like it's a doddle to play, but there appears to be a title typo on your blog.

http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html

 :|bl   Fixed

Not entirely...
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 23, 2013, 07:48:28 PM
Yankee Doodle Dandy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html)

Looks and sounds like it's a doddle to play, but there appears to be a title typo on your blog.

http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-202-yankee-doddle.html

 :|bl   Fixed

Not entirely...

Too hard to fix that bit  :P
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 24, 2013, 08:22:53 AM
Swaggering Boney - Kirtlington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-207-swaggering-bonny-kirtlington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 25, 2013, 07:24:30 AM
Jamaica (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-208-jamaica.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 26, 2013, 08:54:56 AM
Room for the Cuckold - Bucknell (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-209-room-for-cuckold-bucknell.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Ollie on March 26, 2013, 02:08:55 PM
Swaggering Boney - Kirtlington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-207-swaggering-bonny-kirtlington.html)

The ABC for this doesn't match what you're playing in the B part. I think you might've used the Longborough version.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 27, 2013, 09:08:58 AM
Old Joe Clark (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-210-old-joe-clark.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 28, 2013, 07:28:30 AM
In the Toyshop (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-211-in-toyshop.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Ellison on March 28, 2013, 07:47:37 AM
In the Toyshop (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-211-in-toyshop.html)

Hiya Lester

I think I'm safe in saying that this tune was introduced to the folk world by myself and concertina player, Roger Edwards, in the early-mid 1970s. We found it on an LP of fairground organ music, taught it to flower & frolics and many of our contemporaries and the rest, as they say, is history.

Your version shows signs of the natural evolution of tunes passed via the aural tradition but most definitely the same tune.

Nice to hear it again.

Martin
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 28, 2013, 07:51:40 AM
I think I'm safe in saying that this tune was introduced to the folk world by myself and concertina player, Roger Edwards, in the early-mid 1970s. We found it on an LP of fairground organ music, taught it to flower & frolics and many of our contemporaries and the rest, as they say, is history.

In which case, thank you very much, one of my favourite tunes  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 29, 2013, 08:17:24 AM
Four Up  will appear here when I've fixed the video  :|bl
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: penn on March 29, 2013, 09:38:47 AM
Four Up (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-212-four-up.html)
Lester, is this an interpretation of John Cage's 2 mins 25 or do I have a technical problem? It's silent but all the other tunes play fine.
Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 29, 2013, 10:01:17 AM
Four Up (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-212-four-up.html)
Lester, is this an interpretation of John Cage's 2 mins 25 or do I have a technical problem? It's silent but all the other tunes play fine.
Steve

Working on it  :|bl
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 29, 2013, 10:41:15 AM
Four Up with added music  (:) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-212-four-up.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on March 29, 2013, 10:50:39 AM
Video is "private," Lester.  You aren't posting that kind of thing, are you?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 29, 2013, 11:11:07 AM
Video is "private," Lester.  You aren't posting that kind of thing, are you?

Fixed again - not been a good day so far  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 30, 2013, 08:08:05 AM
Field Town Processional (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-213-field-town-processional.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 31, 2013, 08:39:26 AM
Soldier's Joy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/tune-214-soldiers-joy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 01, 2013, 08:13:36 AM
Bonnets So Blue - Upton on Severn Hankie Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-215-bonnets-so-blue.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 02, 2013, 08:06:23 AM
Bean Setting - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-216-bean-setting-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 03, 2013, 07:18:48 AM
Furze Field - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-217-furze-field-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 04, 2013, 08:02:16 AM
Queens Delight - Bucknell (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-218-queens-delight-bucknell.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 05, 2013, 08:13:24 AM
Bobby and Joan - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-219-bobby-and-joan-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 06, 2013, 07:43:19 AM
Ty a Gardd (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-220-ty-gardd.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on April 06, 2013, 10:05:16 AM
Ty a Gardd (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-220-ty-gardd.html)
Nice jig - I didn't know this one so I've learned a new tune today, thanks!
Nicely played too - lovely steady tempo, and it sounds great on the Hohner 1R4S  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Ellison on April 06, 2013, 11:26:05 AM
I've become addicted to Lester's tune a day, it's comforting and reassuring somehow. I suppose it's how some people feel about the Archers or the shipping forecast.

Seriously - Lester, you re-affirm many of the reasons I got into this music in the first place.

Martin
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on April 06, 2013, 11:42:02 AM
I've become addicted to Lester's tune a day, it's comforting and reassuring somehow. I suppose it's how some people feel about the Archers....
He's done it already (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/tune-103-barwick-green.html)!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 06, 2013, 05:31:35 PM
Ty a Gardd (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-220-ty-gardd.html)
Nice jig - I didn't know this one so I've learned a new tune today, thanks!
Nicely played too - lovely steady tempo, and it sounds great on the Hohner 1R4S  (:)

Have no idea where I got it from but it is an amazing little tune when you consider the A music is played on just two buttons.

Oh! and thank you  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 06, 2013, 05:32:47 PM
I've become addicted to Lester's tune a day, it's comforting and reassuring somehow. I suppose it's how some people feel about the Archers or the shipping forecast.

Seriously - Lester, you re-affirm many of the reasons I got into this music in the first place.

Martin

Thank you  :|bl
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Anahata on April 06, 2013, 06:24:04 PM
Have no idea where I got it from but it is an amazing little tune when you consider the A music is played on just two buttons.

Your ABC version has a low F♯ but I think you're playing A instead; if you played the F♯ it would be three buttons.
Also with a range of only an octave (as you play it) it's a natural pipe tune.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 06, 2013, 06:45:16 PM
Have no idea where I got it from but it is an amazing little tune when you consider the A music is played on just two buttons.

Your ABC version has a low F♯ but I think you're playing A instead; if you played the F♯ it would be three buttons.
Also with a range of only an octave (as you play it) it's a natural pipe tune.

The ABC is what I learned from prior to the 'folk process'   ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: boxcall on April 06, 2013, 08:41:13 PM
Have no idea where I got it from but it is an amazing little tune when you consider the A music is played on just two buttons.

Your ABC version has a low F♯ but I think you're playing A instead; if you played the F♯ it would be three buttons.
Also with a range of only an octave (as you play it) it's a natural pipe tune.

The ABC is what I learned from prior to the 'folk process'   ;)
He's playing it in D on a D melodeon so the F# would be C# and yes looks like he is playing the E most of the time but I think I spotted him going
down to C# also maybe just to spice thing up. So three buttons optional.

Thanks for this one Lester! it was easy to learn I got it down in just a couple of minutes , well treble end anyway.
I wish TOTM was this easy.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 07, 2013, 08:00:18 AM
Rub-a-Dub (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-221-rub-dub.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 08, 2013, 08:20:54 AM
Highland Mary - Oddington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-222-highland-mary-oddington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: boxcall on April 08, 2013, 03:53:00 PM
Ty a Gardd (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-220-ty-gardd.html)
Lester thanks for posting this and all the other tunes ! They are a great resource for learning so in your honor
I thought I'd give this one a try (first take grinding though) :||:
http://youtu.be/1NLp5SPb3MY
hope you enjoy
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 09, 2013, 06:52:45 AM
Ty a Gardd (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-220-ty-gardd.html)
Lester thanks for posting this and all the other tunes ! They are a great resource for learning so in your honor
I thought I'd give this one a try (first take grinding though) :||:
http://youtu.be/1NLp5SPb3MY
hope you enjoy
Nicely Played  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 09, 2013, 06:53:09 AM
The Rose - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-223-rose-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: boxcall on April 09, 2013, 05:37:44 PM
Ty a Gardd (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-220-ty-gardd.html)
Lester thanks for posting this and all the other tunes ! They are a great resource for learning so in your honor
I thought I'd give this one a try (first take grinding though) :||:
http://youtu.be/1NLp5SPb3MY
hope you enjoy
Nicely Played  (:)

Thanks for teaching it to me !  It has a way of getting stuck in your head, although when I first played it I thought I had it pretty good. I came back to it the next day I could not start it, until I watch your video and got the flow of the tune back.

The Rose - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-223-rose-field-town.html)
Nice tune, I like the timing change in it. which you do seamlessly
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 10, 2013, 07:16:37 AM
Uncle's Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-224-uncles-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 11, 2013, 07:27:46 AM
BB's Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-225-bbs-reel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 12, 2013, 07:26:13 AM
Banks of the Dee - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-226-banks-of-dee-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 13, 2013, 08:09:08 AM
Jimmy Allen (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-227-jimmy-allen.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 14, 2013, 07:27:46 AM
Shepherd's Hey - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-228-shepherds-hey-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 15, 2013, 07:34:53 AM
Postman's Knock - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-229-postmans-knock-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 16, 2013, 07:57:52 AM
Lass O'Dallogill (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-230-lass-o-dallogill.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 17, 2013, 07:56:40 AM
Raglan Road (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-231-raglan-road.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 18, 2013, 07:41:35 AM
Primrose Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-232-primrose-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on April 18, 2013, 09:17:04 AM
Well played (see the actual blog)! We all have "awkward tunes" and Lester is to be commended for putting one of his on video. I thought it sounded pretty good ...
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on April 19, 2013, 07:44:40 AM
Totally agree with Chris.  That looked like a complete b****** to play Lester. Felt your pain with all those unseen multiple takes!!!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 19, 2013, 08:25:42 AM
Thanks both  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 19, 2013, 08:25:57 AM
Clog (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-233-clog.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 20, 2013, 07:12:40 AM
Step and Fetch Her - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-234-step-fetch-her-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on April 20, 2013, 09:22:57 AM
Clog (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-233-clog.html)
Another winner.  I love the way this one starts on the A and comes back to the D.  You're a great advert for this type of box Lester.  I'm still waiting for the right one to come along!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 21, 2013, 07:52:05 AM
Cant believe it's taken this long  Speed the Plough (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-235-speed-plough.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: syale on April 21, 2013, 01:16:46 PM
Cant believe it's taken this long  Speed the Plough (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-235-speed-plough.html)

I was away for 2 weeks recently and on my return with the well traveled melodeon I played this wonderful tune to which my wife said, "my old friend is back!". Now it may have been sarcasm with reference to the many times I have practiced it but at lease she didn't say, "please not now"!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 22, 2013, 08:25:59 AM
Nutting Girl - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-236-nutting-girl-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 23, 2013, 07:49:05 AM
For St George's Day

English Country Gardens (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-237-english-country-gardens.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 24, 2013, 08:12:35 AM
Saturday Night - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-238-saturday-night-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 25, 2013, 08:34:29 AM
Lord of the Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-239-lord-of-dance.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 26, 2013, 08:22:22 AM
Shepherds' Hey - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-240-shepherds-hey-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 27, 2013, 07:26:25 AM
Trunkles - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-241-trunkles-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 28, 2013, 08:16:24 AM
Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-242-old-woman-tossed-up-in-blanket.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 29, 2013, 08:30:29 AM
Hey Diddle Diss - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-243-hey-diddle-diss-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 30, 2013, 08:10:32 AM
William and Nancy - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/tune-244-william-and-nancy-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 01, 2013, 05:40:42 AM
Aldbury May Tune (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-245-aldbury-may-tune.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 02, 2013, 08:02:08 AM
Old Grenadier (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-246-old-grenadier.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 03, 2013, 07:53:25 AM
Sweets of May (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-247-sweets-of-may.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 04, 2013, 07:51:54 AM
Li'l Liza Jane (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-248-lil-liza-jane.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 05, 2013, 08:32:26 AM
Constant Billy - Oddington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-249-constant-billy-oddington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 06, 2013, 08:01:10 AM
The Quaker (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-250-quaker.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 07, 2013, 08:01:36 AM
Trunkles - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-251-trunkles-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 08, 2013, 07:57:16 AM
Double Lead Through (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-252-double-lead-through.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 09, 2013, 07:29:23 AM
In celebration of Europe Day - Ode to Joy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-253-ode-to-joy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 10, 2013, 10:46:05 AM
Young Collins - Oddington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-254-young-collins-oddington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 11, 2013, 07:54:11 AM
Staines Morris - Longborough (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-255-staines-morris-longborough.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on May 11, 2013, 08:18:25 AM
Staines Morris - Longborough (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-255-staines-morris-longborough.html)
Lester - the tune in the video is Ode to Joy, not Staines Morris. Methinks a gremlin is occurring somewhere...  ::)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 11, 2013, 08:30:39 AM
Staines Morris - Longborough (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-255-staines-morris-longborough.html)
Lester - the tune in the video is Ode to Joy, not Staines Morris. Methinks a gremlin is occurring somewhere...  ::)

Fixed

The Blogger webapp is a bit broke at the moment and is unable to link yo YouTube to pick up the embedded video so I had to cut'n'paste the embedding code from a previous post (Ode to Joy) and edit it. Unfortunately, I missed the need to edit the YouTube video number three times and only did two of the instances. Should all be fine now.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on May 11, 2013, 08:38:45 AM
Thanks Lester!
I've always liked this quirky little tune. If your D# accidental is on the push rather than the pull (Castagnari-style rather than Hohner) you can use a B major chord at the end of the 1st bar, which sounds nice.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 11, 2013, 08:41:00 AM
Thanks Lester!
I've always liked this quirky little tune. If your D# accidental is on the push rather than the pull (Castagnari-style rather than Hohner) you can use a B major chord at the end of the 1st bar, which sounds nice.

35\40 years with it that way round would make turning it a major problem  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 12, 2013, 07:12:12 AM
Midnight on the Water (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-256-midnight-on-water.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 13, 2013, 07:04:35 AM
Kettle Drum (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-257-kettle-drum.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 14, 2013, 07:55:03 AM
Getting Upstairs - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-258-getting-upstairs-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 15, 2013, 07:35:21 AM
Trumpet Hornpipe (Captain Pugwash) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-259-trumpet-hornpipe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 16, 2013, 07:20:16 AM
Perfect Cure (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-260-perfect-cure.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on May 16, 2013, 09:10:19 AM
I'm delighting in learning the names of many of these tunes! Thanks Lester.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 16, 2013, 11:01:18 PM
I'm delighting in learning the names of many of these tunes! Thanks Lester.

As it happens you are not the only one  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 17, 2013, 07:45:08 AM
Grandfather's Clock (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-261-grandfathers-clock.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on May 17, 2013, 11:03:23 AM
The George hotel (Piercebridge, Tees valley up from Darlington) claims that the clock in its hall is the original one about which the song was written. It certainly isn't there to tell the time  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 18, 2013, 08:07:43 AM
Dearest Dickie - Field Town (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-262-dearest-dickie-field-town.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 19, 2013, 07:33:17 AM
Francie Mooney's Mazurka No.1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-263-francie-mooneys-mazurka-no1.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on May 19, 2013, 08:57:18 AM
Francie Mooney's Mazurka No.1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-263-francie-mooneys-mazurka-no1.html)
Nice! That's going into the 'to learn' folder!  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 19, 2013, 09:12:51 AM
Francie Mooney's Mazurka No.1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-263-francie-mooneys-mazurka-no1.html)
Nice! That's going into the 'to learn' folder!  (:)

No.2 tomorrow  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 20, 2013, 07:59:13 AM
Francie Mooney's Mazurka No.2 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-264-francie-mooneys-mazurka-no2.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 21, 2013, 07:26:31 AM
Ash Grove (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-265-ash-grove.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 22, 2013, 08:00:32 AM
Peat Fire Flame (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-266-peat-fire-flame.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 23, 2013, 08:22:34 AM
Black Joker - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-267-black-joker-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 24, 2013, 07:59:52 AM
Nickleodeon (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-268-nickelodeon.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 25, 2013, 07:38:07 AM
Laudnum Bunches - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-269-laudnum-bunches-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 26, 2013, 07:07:06 AM
The Buffoon - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-270-buffoon-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 27, 2013, 07:17:23 AM
All in a Garden Green (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-271-all-in-garden-green.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 28, 2013, 07:41:00 AM
Bonny Green Garters - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-272-bonny-green-garters-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 29, 2013, 07:49:36 AM
Most suitable tune for today is Twenty-ninth of May - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-273-twenty-ninth-of-may-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 30, 2013, 09:47:36 AM
Railway Hotel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-274-railway-hotel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 31, 2013, 07:50:23 AM
Ring o'Bells - Lichfield (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-275-ring-obells-lichfield.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 01, 2013, 08:27:17 AM
Vandals of Hammerwich - Lichfield (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-276-vandals-of-hammerwich-lichfield.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 02, 2013, 08:15:58 AM
Girl with the Blue Dress On (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-277-girl-with-blue-dress-on.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 03, 2013, 07:05:14 AM
Willow Tree - Bucknell (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-278-willow-tree-bucknell.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 04, 2013, 07:14:50 AM
Buttered Peas (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-279-buttered-peas.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Sage Herb on June 04, 2013, 08:46:46 AM
Most suitable tune for today is Twenty-ninth of May - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-273-twenty-ninth-of-may-headington.html)

Hi Lester
Although the tune that you play here certainly is the Headington morris '29th May', it's not the tune that was used for the hymn 'All things bright and beautiful', though the latter is also called '29th May'. (Interestingly, the Headington tune that you play seems to be very close to Adderbury 'Lads a Bunchum'.)

Thanks for your devotion to tune-a-day!
Cheers, Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 05, 2013, 07:23:51 AM
Saturday Night - Bucknell (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-280-saturday-night-bucknell.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on June 05, 2013, 07:52:22 AM
Saturday Night - Bucknell

I find this title just slightly reminiscent of early in the morning, Wensbury ;), what'd'ya think? Steve ;D

Well played again, Lester. This odyssey will go down in melodeon history!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 06, 2013, 09:24:34 AM
Happy Man - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-281-happy-man-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: smiley on June 06, 2013, 11:04:06 AM
Happy Man - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-281-happy-man-adderbury.html)

Not a 'happy man' by the look of him in that video. Is the pressure of tune-a-day getting to our valiant squeezer  (:) 
Its nice to hear the old song played with plenty of oomph - has anyone got the words to it?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 06, 2013, 12:03:53 PM
It's getting harder as the weeks go by as I'm having to resurrect long lost tunes and learn new ones.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: tjsmithdog5 on June 06, 2013, 05:02:34 PM
Happy Man - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-281-happy-man-adderbury.html)

Nice one, Lester!! The ABC notation, by the way, has a small typo that makes a big difference in how the dots are rendered. In the 5th line you need a carriage return after the K:G, right?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 06, 2013, 05:18:34 PM
Happy Man - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-281-happy-man-adderbury.html)

Nice one, Lester!! The ABC notation, by the way, has a small typo that makes a big difference in how the dots are rendered. In the 5th line you need a carriage return after the K:G, right?

Fixed - Ta
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: deltasalmon on June 06, 2013, 06:05:05 PM
Happy Man - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-281-happy-man-adderbury.html)

Nice one, Lester!! The ABC notation, by the way, has a small typo that makes a big difference in how the dots are rendered. In the 5th line you need a carriage return after the K:G, right?

Fixed - Ta

5000 posts!!! Congrats, Lester!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 07, 2013, 09:45:03 AM
Enrico (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-282-enrico.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 08, 2013, 08:14:09 AM
Greensleeves (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-283-greensleeves.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 09, 2013, 08:53:13 AM
Oh! Dear What Can the Matter Be (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-285-oh-dear-what-can-matter-be.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on June 09, 2013, 10:16:56 AM
 Lucky sevens next?  >:E

[edit] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQx1OcIlFqE
         Lester, you look SLIM on the latest videos!
         Well done mate. You'll need a new ativar soon?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 09, 2013, 10:31:33 AM

 Lucky sevens next?  >:E

?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 10, 2013, 07:29:34 AM
Webley Twizzle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-284-webley-twizzle-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 11, 2013, 08:26:50 AM
Astley's Ride (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-286-astleys-ride.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 12, 2013, 07:58:55 AM
Johnny Todd (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-287-johnny-todd.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 13, 2013, 07:29:03 AM
It's a Long Way to Tipperary (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-288-its-long-way-to-tipperary.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 14, 2013, 07:55:42 AM
Lili Marlene (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-289-lili-marlene.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 15, 2013, 07:49:03 AM
Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kitbag (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-290-pack-up-your-troubles-in-your.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 16, 2013, 08:04:12 AM
John Ryan's Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-291-john-ryans-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 17, 2013, 08:30:29 AM
Hunt the Squirrel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-292-hunt-squirrel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 18, 2013, 08:40:11 AM
Men of Harlech (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-293-men-of-harlech.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 19, 2013, 07:58:04 AM
48 Bar Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-294-48-bar-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Anahata on June 19, 2013, 08:10:55 AM
48 Bar Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-294-48-bar-polka.html)

Known some places as Polka du Père Plumet (http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/mirror/RichardRobinson/00088:POLKADUPREPLUMET/0000)

(I only took a quick look at the ABC, no sound because I'm at work..., apologies if I've misidentified it)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 19, 2013, 08:27:04 AM
48 Bar Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-294-48-bar-polka.html)

Known some places as Polka du Père Plumet (http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/mirror/RichardRobinson/00088:POLKADUPREPLUMET/0000)

(I only took a quick look at the ABC, no sound because I'm at work..., apologies if I've misidentified it)

I got it from Encyclopedia Blowzabellica under the 48 Bar Polka name.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 20, 2013, 08:41:54 AM
Shepton Mallet Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-295-shepton-mallet-hornpipe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 21, 2013, 08:42:41 AM
Happy Clown (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-298-little-polly.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 22, 2013, 08:05:50 AM
Dark Peak Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-297-dark-peak-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 23, 2013, 08:03:49 AM
Little Polly (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-296-little-polly.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 24, 2013, 07:49:19 AM
As it's Midsummer's Day - Summertime (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-299-summertime.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: troman on June 24, 2013, 08:22:39 AM
Lester - it's showing as 'private'?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 24, 2013, 08:27:07 AM
Lester - it's showing as 'private'?

Fixed   :-[
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on June 24, 2013, 09:41:30 AM
I feel playing "Summertime", just as Wimbledon starts may be an egregious error ;) but nice music all the same.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: malcolmbebb on June 24, 2013, 07:28:10 PM
I feel playing "Summertime", just as Wimbledon starts may be an egregious error ;) but nice music all the same.

Tactics. Tactics.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: tjsmithdog5 on June 24, 2013, 10:55:10 PM
Tomorrow--lots of zeros on the odometer!! I can hardly wait.  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 25, 2013, 07:48:38 AM
300th tune milestone, if I knew 65 more tunes it would be good  :-\      :||:

Today's Tune - Highland Schottische (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-300-highland-schottische.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 26, 2013, 09:00:11 AM
How Do You Do Sir? - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-301-how-do-you-do-sir-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on June 26, 2013, 10:12:18 AM
300th tune milestone, if I knew 65 more tunes it would be good  :-\      :||:
E-mail sent  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 27, 2013, 08:07:49 AM
Dark Girl Dressed in Blue (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-302-dark-girl-dressed-in-blue.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 28, 2013, 09:12:09 AM
Fiery Clockface (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-303-fiery-clockface.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Theo on June 28, 2013, 10:33:22 AM
Another tune of which I know nothing other than its name.

It is a song from Newcastle upon Tyne (http://cbladey.com/sang/priests3.html#The%20Fiery%20Clock) and commemorates the time when gas lighting was installed to illuminate the clock on the cathedral tower.   
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 28, 2013, 11:36:40 AM
Another tune of which I know nothing other than its name.

It is a song from Newcastle upon Tyne (http://cbladey.com/sang/priests3.html#The%20Fiery%20Clock) and commemorates the time when gas lighting was installed to illuminate the clock on the cathedral tower.

Thanks Theo
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 29, 2013, 07:33:56 AM
Boys of Blue Hill (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-304-boys-of-blue-hill.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on June 29, 2013, 07:54:45 AM
Another tune of which I know nothing other than its name.

It is a song from Newcastle upon Tyne (http://cbladey.com/sang/priests3.html#The%20Fiery%20Clock) and commemorates the time when gas lighting was installed to illuminate the clock on the cathedral tower.
Brilliant Theo and I'm really enjoying trying to understand the Geordie-ese! ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 30, 2013, 08:39:03 AM
Winster Processional (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tune-305-winster-processional.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 01, 2013, 07:25:53 AM
Wheatley Processional (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-306-wheatley-processional.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 02, 2013, 08:04:15 AM
Beaux of London City - Badby (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-307-beaux-of-london-city-badby.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 03, 2013, 08:28:57 AM
Beaux of London City (Shooting) - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-308-beaux-of-london-city-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 04, 2013, 08:50:27 AM
As it is Independence Day in a former colony - Liberty Bell (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-309-liberty-bell.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 04, 2013, 09:14:35 AM
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, North and South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, Rhode Island/Providence . .. I make that 13?

Well played, tricky tune (ditto those colonists, from King George's point of view).  Tea time ...  :|glug
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 05, 2013, 07:52:12 AM
Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket - Kirtlington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-310-old-woman-tossed-up-kirtlington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: deltasalmon on July 05, 2013, 01:15:00 PM
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, North and South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, Rhode Island/Providence . .. I make that 13?

Well played, tricky tune (ditto those colonists, from King George's point of view).  Tea time ...  :|glug

Not only listing the original 13 states but listing them in order of admission into the union. Very good!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 06, 2013, 08:07:35 AM
Gathering Peascods (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-311-gathering-peascods.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 07, 2013, 07:57:56 AM
Hole in the Wall (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-312-hole-in-wall.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 08, 2013, 07:58:38 AM
Foul Weather Call (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-313-foul-weather-call.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 09, 2013, 07:30:53 AM
Innocent Hare (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-314-innocent-hare.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 09, 2013, 12:37:00 PM
3 wonderful memories of the 70s .. in a (1-)row!

Innocent Hare was the first song I did on a foreign stage - Leiden festival 1971  :P  I can also report that a Flemish pipe/drum bands turned up on Gooikoort on Sunday and played "Foul Weather Call" about 95% same as your version, except thay called it "March of the Greys" or something similar. Is there a connection?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 10, 2013, 07:10:48 AM
As it TSMB and my 37th wedding anniversary;

Haste to the Wedding - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-315-haste-to-wedding-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on July 10, 2013, 11:23:51 AM
As it TSMB and my 37th wedding anniversary;

Haste to the Wedding - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-315-haste-to-wedding-headington.html)
Nice melodeon-friendly version of a great tune! Congratulations on your 37 years - it must be lurve!  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on July 10, 2013, 11:42:49 AM
As it TSMB and my 37th wedding anniversary;

Haste to the Wedding - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-315-haste-to-wedding-headington.html)

Hearty congratulations and best wishes to you and Alison! (:) (:) (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 11, 2013, 07:21:01 AM
Cross Hand Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-316-cross-hand-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 11, 2013, 08:36:57 AM
As it TSMB and my 37th wedding anniversary; Haste to the Wedding - Headington
Cross Hand Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-316-cross-hand-polka.html)

Aw! I'd been secretly hoping for Going Upstairs :'(
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 11, 2013, 08:42:15 AM
As it TSMB and my 37th wedding anniversary; Haste to the Wedding - Headington
Cross Hand Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-316-cross-hand-polka.html)

Aw! I'd been secretly hoping for Going Upstairs :'(

Been there, seen that, got the teeshirt (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tune-258-getting-upstairs-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 12, 2013, 08:05:37 AM
Roxborough Castle (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-317-roxborough-castle.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 13, 2013, 07:37:23 AM
Morning Star - Bledington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-318-morning-star-bledington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 14, 2013, 08:46:26 AM
Song of the Chanter (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-319-song-of-chanter.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 15, 2013, 07:35:45 AM
In Continental Mood (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-320-in-continental-mood.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 16, 2013, 07:12:17 AM
Mingulay Boat Song (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-321-mingulay-boat-song.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 17, 2013, 07:50:10 AM
Goddesses (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-322-goddesses.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 18, 2013, 08:10:02 AM
Nonsuch (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-323-nonsuch.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 19, 2013, 07:18:03 AM
Shave the Donkey - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-324-shave-donkey-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 20, 2013, 07:52:50 AM
Rig-a-Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-325-rig-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 21, 2013, 08:11:19 AM
Jack Robinson (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-326-jack-robinson.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: BCC#er on July 21, 2013, 09:57:29 AM
Love this one!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 22, 2013, 08:13:45 AM
Sheebeg, Sheemore (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-327-sheebeg-sheemore.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 23, 2013, 08:29:14 AM
Rambling Sailor (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-328-rambling-sailor.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 24, 2013, 07:59:19 AM
Fairy Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-329-fairy-dance.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Clive Williams on July 25, 2013, 12:31:51 AM
Lester, much as I am enjoying these videos I am somewhat perturbed by the recent non-appearance of the Penguin of Death Pokerwork in them. Can you reassure your loyal readership that it will return soon?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 25, 2013, 08:59:34 AM
Lester, much as I am enjoying these videos I am somewhat perturbed by the recent non-appearance of the Penguin of Death Pokerwork in them. Can you reassure your loyal readership that it will return soon?

He has taken the back seat since the arrival of 'Swiss Tony' the Erica, I can assure you he is alive and well but having a rest.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 25, 2013, 08:59:56 AM
Scan Tester's No.1 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-330-scan-testers-no1.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 25, 2013, 10:56:20 AM
I wish Lester would post this one to our Limerick thread ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 26, 2013, 06:56:29 AM
Scan Tester's No.2 (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-331-scan-testers-no2.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 27, 2013, 08:18:34 AM
Fete du Village (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-332-fete-du-village.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 28, 2013, 08:40:02 AM
Manchester (Ricketts) Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-333-manchester-ricketts-hornpipe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 29, 2013, 08:01:47 AM
Just as the Tide was a'Flowing (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-334-just-as-tide-was-aflowing.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 30, 2013, 08:42:44 AM
L'Inconnu de Limoise (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-335-linconnu-de-limoise.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on July 30, 2013, 08:51:45 AM
Maxou asked after his tune on Sunday and I promised him some video links. Delighted to have a current one ;) I think he will be too
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Pete Dunk on July 30, 2013, 09:18:23 PM
Just as the Tide was a'Flowing (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-334-just-as-tide-was-aflowing.html)

A tune forever spoiled for me by Eliza Carthy's exquisitely haunting rendition of the song, the dots for which I can't find anywhere. I reckon she made it up!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 31, 2013, 08:33:18 AM
La Russe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-336-la-russe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 01, 2013, 08:33:08 AM
Jack's Alive (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-337-jacks-alive.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 01, 2013, 11:59:00 AM
Thanks to all my readers, the blog has just clicked over 50000 page views. (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 02, 2013, 08:27:55 AM
Rufty Tufty (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-338-rufty-tufty.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 02, 2013, 10:43:38 AM
Just as the Tide was a'Flowing (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tune-334-just-as-tide-was-aflowing.html)

A tune forever spoiled for me by Eliza Carthy's exquisitely haunting rendition of the song, the dots for which I can't find anywhere. I reckon she made it up!

mudcat http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8248#50856 has her doing Cox's lyrics but changing the tune; What! Changing the tune?  Cuts both ways, my lass does "Cuckoo's Nest" to the Morris dance tune. Tried to warn her off, but actually, it works! I think the looper makes it.

There's actually a tune called "Rufty Tufty"? Gobsmacked!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 03, 2013, 08:27:07 AM
Robertsons (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-339-robertsons.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 04, 2013, 07:36:14 AM
Old Wife of Coverdale (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-340-old-wife-of-coverdale.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 05, 2013, 08:08:41 AM
Rosin the Beau (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-341-rosin-beau.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 06, 2013, 08:13:35 AM
Fox and Geese (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-342-fox-and-geese.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 07, 2013, 07:32:28 AM
Elsey's Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-343-elseys-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 08, 2013, 08:13:19 AM
Dance to Your Daddy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-344-dance-to-your-daddy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 09, 2013, 07:34:05 AM
Inisheer (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-345-inisheer.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 10, 2013, 07:52:49 AM
Tip Top Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-346-tip-top-hornpipe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 11, 2013, 07:50:35 AM
Spirit of the Dance (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-347-spirit-of-dance.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 12, 2013, 07:52:02 AM
Varsovienna (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-348-varsovienna.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 13, 2013, 11:29:26 AM
Mount Hills (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-349-mount-hills.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 14, 2013, 07:42:43 AM
When the Saints Go Marching In (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-350-when-saints-go-marching-in.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 15, 2013, 08:19:37 AM
Jockey to the Fair - Ducklington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-351-jockey-to-fair-ducklington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 16, 2013, 07:49:27 AM
Flowing Bowl - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-352-flowing-bowl-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 17, 2013, 07:31:52 AM
MIlley's Bequest - Lichfield (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-353-milleys-bequest-lichfield.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 18, 2013, 07:11:33 AM
Bobbing-a-Joe- Wheatley (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-354-bobbing-joe-wheatley.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 18, 2013, 09:05:36 AM

  The shed … is actually a caravan! ???
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 19, 2013, 07:26:53 AM
Lincolnshire Poacher (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-355-lincolnshire-poacher.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 20, 2013, 07:23:48 AM
Dr Fauster's Tumblers (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-356-dr-fausters-tumblers.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 20, 2013, 07:45:00 AM
Only nine more tunes to go! What will you do then?  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 20, 2013, 08:32:33 AM
Only nine more tunes to go! What will you do then?  ;)


I'm planning to have a bit of a rest but there are more tunes be to be added. The last month has been a bit of a flog as I have mostly been having to learn tunes and that is quite hard work at a tune a day. So maybe a tune a week or just tunes that interest me. My current 'heard at Whitby, must learn list'  has ~20 tunes on it.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 20, 2013, 08:52:20 AM
Deeply impressive project, nevertheless.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on August 20, 2013, 09:01:14 AM

  The shed … is actually a caravan! ???

No.! You know what these Hertfordshire fellows are like, It's probably a secret underground bunker. Has anyone noticed that the Gnome never moves but the cupboard drawers do. Am thinking that's a secret code, only known to brilliant melodeon players, and after all he is very close to Bletchley Park.
 >:E >:E
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 20, 2013, 09:14:10 AM
You need to see the film Amélie, Nick.

Actually … has Lester got its tune bagged yet?
   (http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12963.0;attach=11836;image) (http://youtube.com/watch?v=nn6uzLC4zbg)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 20, 2013, 12:15:55 PM
I did my apprenticeship at Bletchley Park 1970-73.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 21, 2013, 07:35:35 AM
Herbert Mallett's (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-357-herbert-mallets.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 21, 2013, 08:03:18 AM
Herbert Mallett's (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-357-herbert-mallets.html)
That's interesting. I've not come across Herbert Mallett before. I never worked on any of his tunes during the compilation of 'Before the Night Was Out'*.  Are there any more of them?

I notice that the B-music is the same as the B-music of Harry Cox's Schottische, another well known Norfolk tune. There was a lot of borrowing which went on in the East Anglian tradition  ;)

* http://www.eatmt.org.uk/bnwo_details.htm
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 22, 2013, 07:24:06 AM
Banbury Bill - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-358-banbury-bill-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 24, 2013, 08:30:55 AM
Nae Luck Aboot the Hoose (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-360-nae-luck-aboot-hoose.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 25, 2013, 08:22:36 AM
Lunch at the Pub (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-361-lunch-at-pub.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 26, 2013, 07:50:31 AM
One More Dance and Then (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-362-one-more-dance-and-then.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 27, 2013, 07:52:34 AM
Cuckolds All a Row (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-363-cuckolds-all-row.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 27, 2013, 08:24:17 AM
See the "cuckold" bug is fixed (:)

 …  three  …
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 27, 2013, 08:26:24 AM
See the "cuckold" bug is fixed (:)

 …  three  …

Eh?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 28, 2013, 07:20:37 AM
A Left Turn at Albuquerque (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-364-left-turn-at-albuquerque.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 28, 2013, 09:33:59 AM

 two (whoops) … one …
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: derekw on August 28, 2013, 11:02:16 AM
Anniversary waltz tomorrow ?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 29, 2013, 07:27:26 AM
Bicycle Pump Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-365-bicycle-pump-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 29, 2013, 07:28:44 AM
Well that's that then! (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/well-thats-that-then.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on August 29, 2013, 07:45:05 AM
Well that's that then! (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/well-thats-that-then.html)
Your Year of Tunes has been a remarkable achievement and has brought joy and learning to many people, myself included.
Congratulations and very well done!  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Sage Herb on August 29, 2013, 07:45:18 AM
Well that's that then! (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/well-thats-that-then.html)

Congratulations and thanks for all the work.
Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on August 29, 2013, 07:53:46 AM
"zero"I tried to add my congratulations, 2 melnetters got in while I was typing. Bet there's several more already.

I can only say that Lester has become more and more like Ulysses as this epic journey has ran its course. Someone should write an poem about it, I suspect a couple of our happy band might do just that ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on August 29, 2013, 07:59:56 AM
A truly amazing contribution to the melodeon world and a wonderful resource for all who play this instrument both now and in years to come.  Incredibly well done Lester - we even got a smile at the end!!  Now..............rest!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Theo on August 29, 2013, 08:00:33 AM
The scale of the task requires nothing less than a ballad.  A limerick would not get close.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: penn on August 29, 2013, 08:02:25 AM
Well done Lester, enjoy your well deserved rest. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been inspired by your playing. Many times during this year I've seen you playing a tune and made up my mind to learn it. Or having heard a tune I'd find it on your site to see how Lester plays it. Many many thanks.
Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: xgx on August 29, 2013, 08:47:09 AM
Now that you have time on your hands ( :P) ... howzabout adding a .pdf version, after all, there's only 365  ;D

Thank you Lester!

Checking out the latest Melodeon 'fix' always made a good start to the day!!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Anahata on August 29, 2013, 09:07:24 AM
Congratulations Lester. You can now sit down, relax and enjoy a... erm, nice cup of tea....  :|glug

(while I go though them and learn the ones I don't know. I may be some time....)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 29, 2013, 09:36:35 AM
Now that you have time on your hands ( :P) ... howzabout adding a .pdf version, after all, there's only 365  ;D

Thank you Lester!

Checking out the latest Melodeon 'fix' always made a good start to the day!!

Your wish etc etc (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/420691/Tun-a-Day%20Tune%20Book.pdf)  Enjoy, sorry about the key on most of them bing in G even when I played them in D, it is my dark secret about not really knowning what button does what on the D row  :|bl
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 29, 2013, 09:40:00 AM
For those who may have missed the post above I have generated a tune book from the ABC file.

Lester's Tune-a-Day Tune Book (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/420691/Tun-a-Day%20Tune%20Book.pdf)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Roger Howard on August 29, 2013, 09:40:33 AM
Bicycle Pump Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/tune-365-bicycle-pump-polka.html)
What a great way to end the series ... And such an achievement. Congratulations, and thank you for a host of great tunes.

Best wishes to you and the shed.

Roger
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: pikey on August 29, 2013, 09:43:16 AM
Well done Lester!  Thats a cracking resource.  What happens in the shed now?   :|glug
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: xgx on August 29, 2013, 09:47:26 AM
Your wish etc etc ............

Remarkable service!!  Thanks Lester, I'm off for a trudge around France shortly ...with your Tune Book PFDs tucked into me Tablet  ;D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 29, 2013, 10:40:48 AM
Well done Lester!  Thats a cracking resource.  What happens in the shed now?   :|glug

More tunes as they pass me by (25 tune names from Whitby not including  Delilah) plus melodeon repairs.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: pete /acorn on August 29, 2013, 11:40:18 AM
Fabulous achievement Lester and was a pleasure to meet you at Whitby. Thanks for all your advice. Jill
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: MatlockBather on August 29, 2013, 12:20:34 PM
+1 for the thanks for all your time and effort you have put into this project. As a relative new comer to music, you have provided me with an amazing resource for learning.

A beverage of your choosing will be waiting for you at Playgroup II  :|glug

Many thanks

Si
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: syale on August 29, 2013, 12:55:13 PM
Heartiest congratulations, what a star!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve Fox on August 29, 2013, 01:49:52 PM
Congratulations on a remarkable achievement, Lester, and heartfelt thanks for creating such a marvellous resource and source of inspiration.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: pikey on August 29, 2013, 01:59:17 PM
Fabulous achievement Lester and was a pleasure to meet you at Whitby. Thanks for all your advice. Jill

Jilly, did he advise you not to learn to play Delilah?   ;)

Don't worry, I'll teach you anyway!!  >:E
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: pete /acorn on August 29, 2013, 02:15:50 PM
Sounds like fun!!!  Looking forward to 30th October with Red Cow Music.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on August 29, 2013, 03:18:59 PM
Congratulations, Lester. I feel privileged to have followed this from beginning to end.   :|glug
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: malcolmbebb on August 29, 2013, 09:07:13 PM
Yes, quite an achievement. Quite a few of the tunes are now on my hit list.

Oddly enough, I was listening to a large collection of GUM Morris tunes just the other day...

So I need to thank you twice  :||: :M
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Mutt on September 01, 2013, 05:18:57 PM
Well that's that then! (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/well-thats-that-then.html)

Lester, I am absolutely staggered by what you've done!  Bravo, bravo, bravo!

And thanks for the great tunes.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 05, 2013, 08:04:36 AM
Oh! God he's back

Waiting for the Federals (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tune-366-waiting-for-federals.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: DaveD on September 05, 2013, 08:38:49 AM
Thank's Lester nice tune another one for the list. .  As they say 'you can't keep a good man down'.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 08, 2013, 08:55:15 AM
Eynsham Poacher (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tune-367-eynsham-poacher.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 15, 2013, 11:23:10 AM
Paddy Carrey's (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tune-368-paddy-carreys.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 19, 2013, 07:54:31 AM
Marmalade Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tune-369-marmalade-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Six Stars on September 19, 2013, 08:07:51 AM
Marmalade Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tune-369-marmalade-polka.html)
"This video is private" :(
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 19, 2013, 08:13:06 AM
Marmalade Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tune-369-marmalade-polka.html)
"This video is private" :(

Opps!  fixed  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on September 19, 2013, 11:03:03 AM
Thanks Lester, I was attracted by that wacky name, turned out I "knew" it (perhaps from 34 years of Whitbys)! One of the great values of this thread for me has been putting names to regular session tune, it's become a superb resource.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 28, 2013, 03:21:32 PM
American Patrol (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/tune-370-american-patrol.html) in Eb for flat key aficionados  :||:
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 24, 2013, 10:35:27 AM
Stottycake Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/tune-371-stottycake-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 28, 2013, 08:32:15 AM
Nina Wara (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/tune-372-nina-wara.html) an Andean Pan Pipe tune  :o
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 23, 2013, 11:27:36 AM
Elizabeth Clare (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/tune-373-elizabeth-clare.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 31, 2013, 04:59:35 PM
New Years Present to my followers

Iron Legs (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/tune-374-iron-legs.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Helena Handcart on December 31, 2013, 05:06:05 PM
New Years Present to my followers

Iron Legs (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/tune-374-iron-legs.html)

Iron Legs marked private at the moment.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 31, 2013, 05:06:50 PM
New Years Present to my followers

Iron Legs (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/tune-374-iron-legs.html)

Iron Legs marked private at the moment.

Fixed - I'm out of practice at this!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Helena Handcart on December 31, 2013, 05:33:30 PM
Fixed - I'm out of practice at this!

Maybe you should post more tunes then... instead of quite so many 'jokes'?  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 10, 2014, 03:59:32 PM
Marino Casino (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/tune-375-marino-casino.html) by John Sheahan
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: RogerT on February 10, 2014, 04:53:54 PM
Marino Casino (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/tune-375-marino-casino.html) by John Sheahan

Hi Lester... I really like that. BTW is there any way to find all tunes played on a one row ( on your site)?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 10, 2014, 05:00:38 PM
Marino Casino (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/tune-375-marino-casino.html) by John Sheahan

Hi Lester... I really like that. BTW is there any way to find all tunes played on a one row ( on your site)?

Thank you and sorry there isn't yet may consider doing that though because I could do with it as well.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Sage Herb on February 10, 2014, 05:59:27 PM
Marino Casino (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/tune-375-marino-casino.html) by John Sheahan
What a great tune - haven't heard that before. Thanks Lester

cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Ryall on February 10, 2014, 11:25:12 PM
Lester, you just got referenced on FB by Olav Bergflodt. News travels fast,
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 28, 2014, 01:51:43 PM
Tombigbee (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/tune-376-tombigbee.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 11, 2014, 03:05:44 PM
Sally Sloane's Jig aka Trip to Cottingham (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/tune-377-sally-sloanes-jigtrip-to.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Tamba on March 11, 2014, 04:45:43 PM
I enjoyed that very much Lester...  nice bounce! Thanks.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: smiley on March 12, 2014, 08:54:38 PM
Sally Sloane's Jig aka Trip to Cottingham (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/tune-377-sally-sloanes-jigtrip-to.html)

Thanks for posting the tune Lester. The jig must've originated in the UK and then travelled to Australia - and if you'd like to hear how Sally actually played it on her one-row box then you can listen to John Meredith's recording here (http://www.nla.gov.au/amad/nla.oh-vn3355944/0-510). I find the first few bars of her version quite tricky to play. Those who met her say that Sally was quite particular about how she played her tunes, so I'm on a little quest to pass on this bit of her musical legacy. Cheers Ian
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 23, 2014, 08:17:50 AM
By popular demand of at least Roger I have now added a page with the videos sorted by instrument.

My Blog's New Page (http://goo.gl/GFT0AX)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 15, 2014, 10:03:19 AM
After a all day workshop with Emmanuel Pariselle and Christian Maes thought I should do something French,

Auvergne Mazurka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/tune-378-auvergne-mazurka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 29, 2014, 11:41:16 AM
Heel and Toe Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/tune-379-heel-and-toe-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 05, 2014, 08:59:47 AM
Cunnamulla Stockman's Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/tune-380-cunnamulla-stockmans-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 07, 2014, 03:38:37 PM
Branle du Rat (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/tune-381-branle-du-rat.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 12, 2014, 08:21:47 PM
Market Rasen Quick Step (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/tune-382-market-rasen-quick-step.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 15, 2014, 08:10:22 AM
Willy Taylor's High Tea (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/tune-383-willy-taylors-high-tea.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 30, 2014, 10:50:57 AM
Sussex Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/tune-384-sussex-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 23, 2014, 10:58:38 AM
Bromsgrove (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/tune-385-bromsgrove.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 02, 2014, 09:44:16 PM
My tune-a-day blog has just reached 100,002 page views  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 06, 2014, 05:39:06 PM
Flowers of Edinburgh - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/tune-386-flowers-of-edinburgh-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 26, 2014, 11:26:04 AM
A fgew tunes coming along as a result of my visit to the Whitby Folk Week.

Will Atkinson's Schottische (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_b1e1jzm3A)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 12, 2014, 03:23:13 PM
Cumberland Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tune-388-cumberland-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Broadland Boy on September 13, 2014, 12:52:53 AM
Cumberland Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tune-388-cumberland-waltz.html)

Is this what we in the Far East appear to know as the Wells Waltz ?? - version by Steve here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuQEz9sDbOs (PRS note, aka should be as common as Trad or Anon  >:E )

Thanks Lester, I hope you know just how inspirational a resource your growing collection of videos is (are??)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 13, 2014, 07:41:13 AM
Cumberland Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tune-388-cumberland-waltz.html)

Is this what we in the Far East appear to know as the Wells Waltz ?? - version by Steve here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuQEz9sDbOs (PRS note, aka should be as common as Trad or Anon  >:E )

Thanks Lester, I hope you know just how inspirational a resource your growing collection of videos is (are??)

I would say they are quite distinctively different http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-161-wells-waltz.html (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/tune-161-wells-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on September 13, 2014, 08:26:16 AM
I agree with Lester - Wells Waltz and Cumberland Waltz are really quite different tunes.

Mollie Whittaker learned the Wells Waltz from her father; where he got it from we have no idea. Until it became more popular in recent years, thanks to the archive recording collecting by John and Katie Howson and their playing, it seemed to be a virtually unknown tune. The recording was published on Veteran Music cassette VTVS 07/08 'I Thought I Was the Only One' and subsequently appeared in the tunebook 'Hawk and Harnser -  A Compilation of Traditional Norfolk Dance Tunes' (compiled by Alan Helsdon) and later in the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust tunebook 'Before the Night Was Out'.

The Cumberland Waltz appears to be a tune (as the name suggests) from the north-west of England. It appears in the tunebook 'A Northern Lass' compiled by Jamie Knowles, but more than that I know nothing.

But most importantly, both are great tunes and lovely to play.   (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Jeremy Burnett on September 13, 2014, 07:39:18 PM
Re Cumberland waltz. Some years ago at Witney, Julian Sutton taught that as "Elsey's Waltz".
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 13, 2014, 08:48:30 PM
Re Cumberland waltz. Some years ago at Witney, Julian Sutton taught that as "Elsey's Waltz".

Elsey's Waltz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOgqIaxu-fA) is a different tune
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Sage Herb on September 13, 2014, 09:21:25 PM
Cumberland Waltz (as played by Lester) seems to have got into the English repertory from the early 1950s recording by Robert Forrester (moothie) & Norman Alford (whistle) subsequently issued on the Veteran CD 'Pass the Jug Around'. However, the same tune was later recorded by the Scots moothie player Donald Black on his CD 'Keil Road' under the title 'Waltz Quadrille'. In the sleeve notes for the latter, Black states that the tune was first recorded in Canada in the 1930s by George Wade & His Cornhuskers, a band whose repertory included old-time, Scots and Irish tunes. So FWIW maybe it's originally Scots, maybe originally Canadian.
cheers
Steve 
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 13, 2014, 09:27:24 PM
Cumberland Waltz (as played by Lester) seems to have got into the English repertory from the early 1950s recording by Robert Forrester (moothie) & Norman Alford (whistle) subsequently issued on the Veteran CD 'Pass the Jug Around'. However, the same tune was later recorded by the Scots moothie player Donald Black on his CD 'Keil Road' under the title 'Waltz Quadrille'. In the sleeve notes for the latter, Black states that the tune was first recorded in Canada in the 1930s by George Wade & His Cornhuskers, a band whose repertory included old-time, Scots and Irish tunes. So FWIW maybe it's originally Scots, maybe originally Canadian.
cheers
Steve

Thanks Steve I will update my blog post.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Broadland Boy on September 14, 2014, 12:58:28 AM
I agree with Lester - Wells Waltz and Cumberland Waltz are really quite different tunes.

(snip)

But most importantly, both are great tunes and lovely to play.   (:)

Thanks both, short term memory is soooo important to telling the difference  :o start out on one tune, a phrase leads you into something else and before you know it the 'Here be Dragons' bit of the map is passed and you're over the edge..........

Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 15, 2014, 08:41:14 AM
Woodland Flowers (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tune-389-woodland-flowers.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 20, 2014, 09:43:38 AM
Buttered Peas (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tune-390-buttered-peas.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 25, 2014, 06:59:58 AM
Tom Tulley's Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tune-391-tom-tulleys-hornpipe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 30, 2014, 08:18:54 AM
Wind the Bobbin Up (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tune-392-wind-bobbin-up.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 14, 2014, 08:07:04 PM
Herbert Smith's Four Hand Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/tune-393-herbert-smiths-four-hand-reel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 18, 2014, 08:38:05 AM
South Downs Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/tune-394-south-downs-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 04, 2014, 04:32:08 PM
Egan's Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/tune-395-egans-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 06, 2014, 02:45:40 PM
Mon Habit n'a qu'un Bouton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/tune-397-mon-habit-na-quun-bouton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 16, 2014, 05:15:17 PM
Joy to the World (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/tune-397-joy-to-world.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 18, 2014, 12:18:30 PM
Jingle Bells (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/tune-398-jingle-bells.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 22, 2014, 11:56:45 AM
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/tune-399-it-came-upon-midnight-clear.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 24, 2014, 07:37:31 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my blog followers

Sans Day Carol (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/tune-400-sans-day-carol.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 21, 2015, 10:31:54 AM
When the King Enjoys His Own Again (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/tune-401-when-king-enjoys-his-own-again.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 24, 2015, 10:18:27 PM
Peter's Peerie Boat (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/tune-402-peters-peerie-boat.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 28, 2015, 03:23:09 PM
The New Land composed by Otis Tomas (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/tune-403-new-land.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 31, 2015, 05:17:23 PM
Jan Mijne Man (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/tune-404-jan-mijne-man.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 06, 2015, 04:06:50 PM
Arkansas Traveller  (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/tune-405-arkansas-traveller.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 28, 2015, 01:53:02 PM
See Me Dance the Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/tune-406-see-me-dance-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 04, 2015, 05:23:54 PM
My Lord of Sherborne's Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/tune-407-my-lord-sherbornes-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 12, 2015, 11:59:07 AM
Twin Sisters (Not the Upton on Severn Stick tune the other one) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/tune-408-twin-sisters.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 17, 2015, 10:12:19 PM
Peeking Pup (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/tune-409-peeking-pup.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 16, 2015, 03:54:42 PM
Off to California (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/tune-410-off-to-california.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 19, 2015, 09:05:05 AM
Johnny Fetch Your Wife Back (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/tune-411-johnny-fetch-your-wife-back.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 27, 2015, 05:39:16 PM
Foxhunter's Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/tune-412-foxhunters-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 04, 2015, 05:15:21 PM
Charles Lynch's Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/tune-413-chales-lynchs-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 14, 2015, 08:10:06 AM
100 Pipers (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/tune-414-100-pipers.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 20, 2015, 07:59:47 AM
Prince William's March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/tune-415-prince-williams-march.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 25, 2015, 04:36:18 PM
Le Halle Place (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/tune-416-le-halle-place.html)  (c) Chris Leslie
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 02, 2015, 08:04:11 AM
Studentenmarch (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/tune-417-studentenmarch.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 18, 2015, 07:44:32 AM
Maid of the Mill - Brackley (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/tune-418-maid-of-mill-brackley.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 24, 2015, 07:47:54 PM
Vedder Michel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/tune-419-vedder-michel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 30, 2015, 05:19:16 PM
Hullican Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/tune-420-hullican-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 10, 2015, 05:50:48 PM
Rodney - Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/tune-421-rodney-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: dino.pafftti on July 19, 2015, 02:54:48 PM
I like very much the music that you play,,,,, And I like your playing style  :|||:  It is a pleasure to listen :O))
I would like to ask what this little box ??

Thanks,, All good for you ...
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 19, 2015, 04:59:36 PM
Hunt the Squirrel -  Headington (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/tune-422-hunt-squirrel-headington.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: dino.pafftti on July 19, 2015, 06:02:07 PM
Castagnari ???????   ::)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 19, 2015, 06:11:13 PM
Castagnari ???????   ::)

Tried a number of times to reply but had problems, sorry!

It's a Castagnari Giordy in D/G
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: dino.pafftti on July 19, 2015, 06:46:09 PM
interesting   (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 02, 2015, 09:47:31 AM
Bending the Ferret (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/tune-423-bending-ferret.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 21, 2015, 07:01:14 PM
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/tune-424-when-role-is-called-up-yonder.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 27, 2015, 02:59:31 PM
He Who Would Valiant Be (Monk's Gate) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/tune-425-he-who-would-valiant-be-monks.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 03, 2015, 09:54:41 PM
Minstrel Boy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/tune-426-minstrel-boy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 07, 2015, 05:31:46 PM
Little Johnny England (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/tune-427-little-johnny-england.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 19, 2015, 06:29:30 PM
Michael Turner's Jig (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/tune-428-micheal-turners-jig.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 06, 2015, 08:16:26 AM
Sonny's Mazurka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/tune-429-sonnys-mazurka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Daddy Long Les on October 06, 2015, 08:22:56 AM
Sonny's Mazurka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/tune-429-sonnys-mazurka.html)


I really like that Lester!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: aegelstane on October 07, 2015, 01:18:41 AM
I've heard it called Sonny Brogan's Mazurka on RTE. Does anyone know anything about him?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 18, 2015, 08:38:48 PM
I'll Tell Me Ma! (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/tune-430-ill-tell-me-ma.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: busbox on October 18, 2015, 10:04:19 PM
One reason I really enjoy your Tune a day, Lester is that they are all succinct and load easily on my slow computer.
Thanks for them all!
Cheerio
Tony
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Broadland Boy on October 19, 2015, 12:49:37 AM
Is that a new arrival Lester or have I been concentrating too much on your fingers to notice ??
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 19, 2015, 08:21:22 AM
Is that a new arrival Lester or have I been concentrating too much on your fingers to notice ??

Yep it's a 4th button start Erica.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Sage Herb on October 19, 2015, 03:52:47 PM
I've heard it called Sonny Brogan's Mazurka on RTE. Does anyone know anything about him?
There's plenty here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Brogan

cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Broadland Boy on October 19, 2015, 11:35:20 PM
Yep it's a 4th button start Erica.

Ah, had missed it was another box! :|bl  I was referring to the second bearded figure with pointy hat in view - and please don't call me Erica  :o
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 27, 2015, 08:19:53 AM
Minuet in G (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/tune-431-minuet-in-g.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 03, 2015, 07:05:03 PM
Seven Stars (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/tune-432-seven-stars.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Greyhound on November 03, 2015, 07:44:20 PM
Minuet in G (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/tune-431-minuet-in-g.html)
Superb rendition Lester  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 03, 2015, 07:46:26 PM
Minuet in G (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/tune-431-minuet-in-g.html)
Superb rendition Lester  ;)

Thank you  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 13, 2015, 10:10:26 PM
Margaret's Waltz (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/tune-433-margarets-waltz.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on November 16, 2015, 12:22:48 AM
Seven Stars (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/tune-432-seven-stars.html)
Is that a Corso you're playing for this? Seems to big to be an Erica, and it's sound reminds me of the Mighty Corso I once had.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 16, 2015, 07:51:12 AM
Seven Stars (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/tune-432-seven-stars.html)
Is that a Corso you're playing for this? Seems to big to be an Erica, and it's sound reminds me of the Mighty Corso I once had.

That is my Banderica. It like a bandoneon has two voices, L and M.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 16, 2015, 08:45:12 AM
Lester, please may we have some videos of you playing your latest acquisition from Witney?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 16, 2015, 08:54:05 AM
Lester, please may we have some videos of you playing your latest acquisition from Witney?
That's the plan, need to find some tunes.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 26, 2015, 01:55:27 PM
As it's Thanksgiving on the day of posting an American Tune on a Welsh 1 Row :)

Streets of Laredo (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/tune-434-streets-of-laredo.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on November 26, 2015, 03:06:36 PM
Great! The Windjammer sounds lovely.  (:)

I see you have a new gnome.  8)
Hope they don't fight - they are some distance from each other...
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 26, 2015, 03:55:12 PM
I see you have a new gnome.  8)

Wot about poor old H -  I bet you've left him outside the shed in the cold weather, haven't you?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 26, 2015, 04:01:01 PM
I see you have a new gnome.  8)

Wot about poor old H -  I bet you've left him outside the shed in the cold weather, haven't you?

Ahhh! may be, he also needs new batteries as he can no longer keep it up all night  :P
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Helena Handcart on November 26, 2015, 05:49:16 PM
Ahhh! may be, he also needs new batteries as he can no longer keep it up all night  :P

Possibly a good thing. Weren't you complaining about him flashing in your windows all night?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: NickF on November 27, 2015, 01:47:08 PM
Think Brian would like you try The Morgan Rattler

His homework from the last Lewes session  >:E
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 19, 2015, 01:56:17 PM
Ghost Riders in the Sky (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/tune-435-ghost-riders-in-sky.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: george garside on December 19, 2015, 02:49:30 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Broadland Boy on December 19, 2015, 02:58:01 PM
Perhaps this version could provide the basis of another collaboration for Lester with Mrs B's percussive skills, if enough household implements could be tuned and firearms obtained ?? 

Edit - might have helped had the url been added  :|bl   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4bMHp3nEIQ
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 21, 2015, 04:28:56 PM
I Saw Three Ships (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/tune-435-i-saw-three-ships.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 23, 2015, 11:46:41 AM
As I sit here in temperatures of 12C in glorious sunshine this seems a little odd but;

See Amid the Winter's Snow (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/tune-437-see-amid-winters-snow.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 24, 2015, 10:27:06 PM
Merry Christmas

Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/tune-438-sweet-chiming-christmas-bells.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 27, 2015, 01:46:10 PM
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/tune-439-rudolph-red-nosed-reindeer.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: TomBom on December 27, 2015, 09:03:12 PM
It's amazing how beautiful simple tunes can be. I like so much your lovely 'Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells'. Simple but simply perfect!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 27, 2015, 09:28:28 PM
It's amazing how beautiful simple tunes can be. I like so much your lovely 'Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells'. Simple but simply perfect!
Thank you  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 07, 2016, 02:47:30 PM
Gaspe Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/tune-440-gaspe-reel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 13, 2016, 05:51:50 PM
Dennington Bell (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/tune-441-dennington-bell.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Broadland Boy on January 14, 2016, 12:22:30 AM
Thanks Lester (and Rees of course) nice one  :D
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: boxcall on January 14, 2016, 03:19:28 AM
I'll second that!!

I'm putting Gaspe reel on the to learn list.

question: does Rees make his own bellows? I like how his bellows frame is hidden, similar to Hohner.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 17, 2016, 05:22:05 PM
Durham Rangers (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/tune-442-durham-rangers.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 03, 2016, 06:11:07 PM
Louth Quickstep (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/tune-443-louth-quickstep.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 20, 2016, 11:53:01 AM
Welly Boot (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/tune-444-welly-boot.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Pete Dunk on March 20, 2016, 01:10:13 PM
Amazing tune that's very well played. It could have been written for the box as it just rolls out all on it's own. I predict that it will take the sessions by storm before too long!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 20, 2016, 01:15:03 PM
Amazing tune that's very well played. It could have been written for the box as it just rolls out all on it's own. I predict that it will take the sessions by storm before too long!

Got it from a chum Colin Ansell at Helena Cooper's Dorking session.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 27, 2016, 09:37:53 AM
Shropshire Reel (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/tune-445-shropshire-reel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Broadland Boy on March 28, 2016, 12:27:05 AM
Thats a nice chirpy one Lester - thanks - What is the box on the left with the red keyboard ?

BTW is Morris still helping the Easter Bunny out with deliveries.... ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 28, 2016, 08:20:53 AM
Thats a nice chirpy one Lester - thanks - What is the box on the left with the red keyboard ?

BTW is Morris still helping the Easter Bunny out with deliveries.... ;)

It's a Busilaccio 4 voice melodeon in D/G I'm repairing.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Broadland Boy on March 29, 2016, 12:14:18 AM
Not heard or seen one of those AFAIK - your workshop gets to see the world  (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 13, 2016, 08:54:58 AM
Old Black Joe - Badby (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/tune-446-old-black-joe-badby.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 24, 2016, 09:00:26 AM
White Cockade (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/tune-447-white-cockade.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 10, 2016, 03:27:49 PM
Joe Hutton's March (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/tune-448-joe-huttons-march.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 17, 2016, 02:05:10 PM
Duke of York (Short Troop) (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/tune-449-duke-of-york-short-troop.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 07, 2016, 09:37:25 PM
Pipers Fancy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/tune-450-pipers-fancy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 17, 2016, 06:33:44 PM
On the Wagon (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/tune-451-on-wagon.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 03, 2016, 09:59:06 AM
Poppadum Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/tune-452-poppadum-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 12, 2016, 05:48:53 PM
Princess Royal (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/tune-453-princess-royal.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 23, 2016, 11:37:32 AM
Princess Royal - Adderbury (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/tune-454-princess-royal-adderbury.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 19, 2016, 12:54:25 PM
Trunkles - Bampton (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/tune-455-trunkles-bampton.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 01, 2016, 05:18:10 PM
What Did Delaware (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/tune-456-what-did-delaware.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 10, 2016, 03:38:36 PM
Banks of the Bann (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/tune-457-banks-of-bann.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Winston Smith on September 10, 2016, 03:51:32 PM
Is that the same tune as the Irish hymn tune, Slane, but with a variation to the second bit?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 10, 2016, 04:02:44 PM
Is that the same tune as the Irish hymn tune, Slane, but with a variation to the second bit?

Probably a close relative, interestingly (for small values of interesting (:) ) it seems it is also known as Snowshill and Chedworth, both villages in the Cotswolds
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Bodgeon on September 12, 2016, 07:52:32 PM
Haunting tune took me a while to voice the words of a more current hymn, or even traditional...."Lord of all Hopefullness", no doubt someone will correct me!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: malcolmbebb on September 12, 2016, 09:06:49 PM
Haunting tune took me a while to voice the words of a more current hymn, or even traditional...."Lord of all Hopefullness", no doubt someone will correct me!
What he said. Or very similar. Long time since I mimed that.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 28, 2016, 05:51:54 PM
Bonny at Morn (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/tune-458-bonny-at-morn.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 11, 2016, 08:42:39 PM
Royal Burlesque Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/tune-459-royal-burlesque-hornpipe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 07, 2016, 05:47:14 PM
The Muffin Man (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/tune-460-muffin-man.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Sage Herb on November 09, 2016, 07:26:44 AM
Royal Burlesque Hornpipe (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/tune-459-royal-burlesque-hornpipe.html)

Printed in Jamie Knowles et al's 'Northern Frisk' collection, published in 1988.
Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 18, 2016, 06:31:08 PM
Fame at last

https://www.waltons.co.uk/blog/11-crafty-creative-sheddies (https://www.waltons.co.uk/blog/11-crafty-creative-sheddies)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: playandteach on November 18, 2016, 10:12:16 PM
Top billing too.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Nigel on November 18, 2016, 10:55:39 PM
You can't beat a good shed. Top man Lester.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 20, 2016, 09:22:18 AM
The Redowa (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/tune-461-redowa.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 27, 2016, 04:21:37 PM
Linnen Hall (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/tune-462-linnen-hall.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 03, 2016, 12:24:21 PM
Major landmark today :)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Winston Smith on December 03, 2016, 12:47:58 PM
That must be pretty remarkable for such a minority interest as ours. Well done Mr Bailey!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: vof on December 03, 2016, 07:21:15 PM
Major landmark today :)

Congratulations Lester (and Seasons Greetings to you, your gnome ;) and the Sainted Mrs B)    Vince
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: playandteach on December 03, 2016, 07:24:46 PM
And at nearly 10,000 new views per month it looks to rise even faster.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Gary Chapin on December 04, 2016, 12:23:36 AM
Well done!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 16, 2016, 08:22:34 PM
South Wind (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/tune-463-south-wind.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 24, 2016, 08:12:45 PM
Lichfield Tattoo (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/tune-464-lichfield-tattoo.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 26, 2016, 12:31:34 PM
O Little Town of Bethlehem (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/tune-466-o-little-town-of-bethlehem.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 13, 2017, 12:14:51 PM
New York Girls (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/tune-465-new-york-girls.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 29, 2017, 11:38:06 AM
Banks of Newfoundland (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/tune-467-banks-of-newfoundland.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 17, 2017, 08:03:17 PM
Daisy, Daisy (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/tune-468-daisy-daisy.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 03, 2017, 03:12:28 PM
She Was a Sweet Little Dicky Bird (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/tune-469-she-was-sweet-little-dicky-bird.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 11, 2017, 05:42:48 PM
Quickstep to the March to the Battle of Prague (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/tune-470-quickstep-to-march-to-battle.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 24, 2017, 06:51:35 PM
Trip to Fleetville (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/tune-471-trip-to-fleetville.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 15, 2017, 10:03:01 PM
Good Night Irene (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/tune-472-goodnight-irene.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 23, 2017, 08:57:46 PM
La Schottische  (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/tune-473-la-schottische.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 12, 2017, 08:42:52 PM
Muss i Denn (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/tune-474-muss-i-den.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: TomBom on May 12, 2017, 10:37:01 PM
Sehr schön, mir gefällt es gut!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 24, 2017, 03:53:52 PM
Officer's Polka (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/tune-475-officers-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 17, 2017, 10:26:37 AM
A Favourite Duet by Mr Holmes (http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/tune-476-favourite-duet-by-mr-holmes.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 08, 2017, 03:18:12 PM
Keep the Wheels a'Turning (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/tune-477-keep-wheels-aturning.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 23, 2017, 07:12:02 PM
Uttoxeter Swing (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/tune-478-uttoxeter-swing.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 30, 2017, 08:43:23 AM
Wait for the Wagon (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/tune-479-wait-for-wagon.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 12, 2017, 09:42:23 PM
Goodbye Dolly Gray (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/tune-480-goodby-dolly-gray.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on August 20, 2017, 05:21:46 PM
This Train is Bound for Glory (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/tune-481-this-train-is-bound-for-glory.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 02, 2017, 09:05:26 AM
Knockabout Polka (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/tune-482-knockabout-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 12, 2017, 08:58:18 PM
Highland Cathedral (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/tune-483-highland-cathedral.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 22, 2017, 09:59:30 PM
Siege of Delhi (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/tune-484-siege-of-delhi.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 17, 2017, 05:55:59 PM
Some Say the Devil's Dead (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/tune-485-some-say-devils-dead.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Clive Williams on October 18, 2017, 09:35:54 AM
Some Say the Devil's Dead (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/tune-485-some-say-devils-dead.html)

Neat Lester - how are you finding the Oakwood? [[ Ignore me, just found the thread in the Instruments section :-) ]]
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 26, 2017, 10:35:13 PM
Bonny Dundee (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/tune-486-bonnie-dundee.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 10, 2017, 08:44:56 PM
Wednesday Night Polka (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/tune-487-wednesday-night-polka.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 21, 2017, 02:52:27 PM
John's Tune (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/tune-488-johns-tune.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: brianread on November 21, 2017, 06:45:45 PM
Wednesday Night Polka (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/tune-487-wednesday-night-polka.html)

I think this was written by Dave Ingledew (who I met at Mel's Winster do recently). However he denies it has anything to do with the "Saturday Night" morris tune which it remindes me of in the B.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 05, 2017, 07:47:46 PM
Bagpipers (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/tune-489-bagpipers.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 21, 2017, 06:36:40 PM
Away in a Manger (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/tune-490-away-in-manger.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 25, 2017, 09:11:21 AM
In Dulci Jubilo (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/tune-491-in-dulci-jubilo.html)

Merry Christmas
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 31, 2017, 10:05:54 AM
We Three Kings (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/tune-492-we-three-kings.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 10, 2018, 06:22:22 PM
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/tune-493-my-bonnie-lies-over-ocean.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on January 21, 2018, 05:07:41 PM
Y Delyn Newydd (The New Harp) (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/tune-494-y-delyn-newydd-new-harp.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on January 21, 2018, 05:38:44 PM
Y Delyn Newydd (The New Harp) (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/tune-494-y-delyn-newydd-new-harp.html)

Great sound on that Hohner 114  (:)
Now then... Who nicked the B-music of Winster Galop? Did the Welsh musicians get it from Derbyshire, or was it the other way round!!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 06, 2018, 09:27:34 PM
Saucy Little Bird on Nelly's Hat (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/tune-495-saucy-little-bird-on-nellys-hat.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on February 25, 2018, 08:57:02 AM
Ton-y-Botel (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/tune-496-ton-y-botel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Winston Smith on February 25, 2018, 02:10:55 PM
Thanks Mr Bailey, love that tune. We sing it slower than you've played it (rightly or wrongly), and at our speed, your particularly funereal facial expression would fit our dirge style very well!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 10, 2018, 02:49:23 PM
Starry Night in Shetland (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/tune-497-starry-night-in-shetland.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on March 23, 2018, 08:39:21 AM
Waltz for the Valeta (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/tune-498-waltz-for-valeta.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 09, 2018, 10:45:14 PM
Brafferton Village (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com.tr/2018/04/tune-499-brafferton-village.html)

Played on my new Castagnari Jilly from Acorn Instruments
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on April 10, 2018, 12:47:04 PM
Nice sounding box there Lester  ;)
Lovely tune too, thank you kind sir!
Q
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 27, 2018, 05:30:06 PM
Pant Corlan yr Wyn (The Lambs Fold Vale) (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/tune-500-pant-coran-yr-wyn-lambs-fold.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Rees on April 27, 2018, 05:52:24 PM
Corlan  8)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Fred on April 28, 2018, 01:55:16 PM
Pant Corlan yr Wyn (The Lambs Fold Vale) (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/tune-500-pant-coran-yr-wyn-lambs-fold.html)

Number 500! :-O
Congratulations on the determination and thank you for everything that you are doing for the community!  :||:
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 04, 2018, 08:34:55 AM
Portobello Hornpipe (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/tune-501-portobello-hornpipe.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Mutt on May 04, 2018, 10:47:37 AM
Portobello Hornpipe (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/tune-501-portobello-hornpipe.html)

An homage to the humble mushroom?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: vof on May 05, 2018, 09:46:45 PM
Portobello Hornpipe (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/tune-501-portobello-hornpipe.html)

An homage to the humble mushroom?
No, just one of the many things in Britain named similarly following the euphoria of the English naval victory at Portobelo in Panama in November 1739. See https://tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Portabello_Hornpipe

I especially like the first version I heard by Hemlock Cock & Bull on All Buttoned Up (1981). They included a number of tunes from William Irwin's tunebook on this LP and the later Eyes Closed and Rocking. Irwin was born in Keswick - a place I know well from the frequent holidays we had there when I was growing up on Tyneside - and quite a few of his tunes are named after places in the locality. Portabello is paired with Briggham, another hornpipe, on All Buttoned Up, Brigham (current spelling) being an area of Keswick.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 14, 2018, 09:03:19 AM
St Georges Day (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/tune-502-st-georges-day.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 21, 2018, 07:27:05 PM
Literary Dustman (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/tune-505-literary-dustman.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 04, 2018, 02:48:01 PM
One for Dan (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2018/06/tune-504-one-for-dan.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on July 03, 2018, 09:16:24 PM
Froggy's First Jump (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2018/07/tune-505-froggies-first-jump.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on September 03, 2018, 05:35:06 PM
Hesleyside Reel (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2018/09/tune-506-hesleyside-reel.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on October 31, 2018, 08:24:57 PM
After a rather longer than planned break


Personent Hodie (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2018/10/tune-507-personent-hodie.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Hugh Taylor on November 05, 2018, 11:10:09 AM
Re the Portobello Hornpipe, VOF said - I especially like the first version I heard by Hemlock Cock & Bull on All Buttoned Up (1981). They included a number of tunes from William Irwin's tunebook on this LP and the later Eyes Closed and Rocking. Irwin was born in Keswick - a place I know well from the frequent holidays we had there when I was growing up on Tyneside - and quite a few of his tunes are named after places in the locality. Portabello is paired with Briggham, another hornpipe, on All Buttoned Up, Brigham (current spelling) being an area of Keswick.
There is no evidence to indicate that William Irwin wrote the tune. On the contrary, the fact that its in the Barnes collection dated mid 1700's means that it pre-dates Irwin. The Briggham Hornpipe probably refers to the Brigham near Cockermouth
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Rayner on November 05, 2018, 12:45:34 PM
After a rather longer than planned beak

/https://goo.gl/images/t7CaUX (http://forum.melodeon.net/https://goo.gl/images/t7CaUX)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 05, 2018, 12:52:17 PM
After a rather longer than planned beak

/https://goo.gl/images/t7CaUX (http://forum.melodeon.net/https://goo.gl/images/t7CaUX)


I always enjoy it when some pedant corrects your post with a broken comment.  ;)

Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Winston Smith on November 05, 2018, 01:38:01 PM
I'd imagined that it was something to complement/enhance your Playgroup Elves costume. Rather like Pinocchio?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: syale on November 05, 2018, 11:10:22 PM
The link was suffering from an extra slash which made it a relative link. This is what it should have looked like;

https://goo.gl/images/t7CaUX (https://goo.gl/images/t7CaUX)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on November 15, 2018, 11:24:59 AM
When This Bloody War is Over (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2018/11/tune-508-when-this-bloody-war-is-over.html)  aka What a Friend we have in Jesus
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 01, 2018, 04:18:44 PM
Angeline the Baker (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2018/12/tune-509-angeline-baker.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on December 29, 2018, 12:03:16 PM
Cranbrook (While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night) (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2018/12/tune-510-cranbrook-while-shepherds.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on December 29, 2018, 05:16:12 PM
...and they've all got spots. On...
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 11, 2019, 04:12:04 PM
Tune-a-Day is back (more of a tune now and again now though)


Dan Leno's Boat (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/04/tune-511-dan-lenos-boat.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 22, 2019, 04:55:33 PM
Tea with Alice (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/04/tune-512-tea-with-alice.html)

This tune is used as the intro and outro to Alice Fraser's excellent podcast Tea with Alice. According to Alice the tune comes from a cassette of her mother's band where it tops and tails a rendition of The Doffing Mistress.

http://www.alicecomedyfraser.com/teacast (http://www.alicecomedyfraser.com/teacast)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Fred on April 22, 2019, 07:39:58 PM
Tea with Alice (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/04/tune-512-tea-with-alice.html)

This tune is used as the intro and outro to Alice Fraser's excellent podcast Tea with Alice. According to Alice the tune comes from a cassette of her mother's band where it tops and tails a rendition of The Doffing Mistress.

http://www.alicecomedyfraser.com/teacast (http://www.alicecomedyfraser.com/teacast)

What box is that? Looks like a Hohner Erica from the 60s but with new wooden casing?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on April 22, 2019, 07:55:27 PM
What box is that? Looks like a Hohner Erica from the 60s but with new wooden casing?


It started life as a Double Ray 12 bass, basically the same casework as an Erica but with staggered basses
(http://buttonbox.org.uk/Hohner%20Double%20Ray%2012%20Bass/slides/DR-03.jpg)


It had bad celluloid which I stripped and then sanded and varnished the casework. In addition I rebuilt the bass keyboard to have melodeon shaped layout. The chords are thirdless.
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Fred on April 22, 2019, 10:34:45 PM
What box is that? Looks like a Hohner Erica from the 60s but with new wooden casing?


It started life as a Double Ray 12 bass, basically the same casework as an Erica but with staggered basses
(http://buttonbox.org.uk/Hohner%20Double%20Ray%2012%20Bass/slides/DR-03.jpg)


It had bad celluloid which I stripped and then sanded and varnished the casework. In addition I rebuilt the bass keyboard to have melodeon shaped layout. The chords are thirdless.

It's disgustingly awesome! Very well done. (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 05, 2019, 10:51:39 AM
Maid of the Mill - Illmington (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/05/tune-513-maid-of-mill-illmington.html) (in F)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 09, 2019, 07:23:12 PM
Kempshott Hunt (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/05/tune-514-kempshott-hunt.html)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Tyker on May 09, 2019, 10:02:19 PM
Where I live
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on May 09, 2019, 10:06:14 PM
Where I live
One t or two ts? There seems to be some debate
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Tyker on May 10, 2019, 10:10:12 PM
Where I live
One t or two ts? There seems to be some debate
Definitely two Ts
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Stockaryd on May 11, 2019, 06:26:59 AM

 3  ?   
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 06, 2019, 04:54:01 PM
The Installation (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/06/tune-515-installation.html), or possibly half of it  ;)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Jesse Smith on June 06, 2019, 05:05:29 PM
The Installation (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/06/tune-515-installation.html), or possibly half of it  ;)

I like this one a lot. But I always wondered what the title means. The installation of a new monarch or other official? A construction project of some sort?
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 06, 2019, 05:11:17 PM
The Installation (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/06/tune-515-installation.html), or possibly half of it  ;)


For some reason or other YouTube have deleted this video???
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Tyker on June 06, 2019, 05:18:03 PM
It may be because you mentioned Brass Monkey CD .
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 06, 2019, 05:19:22 PM
It may be because you mentioned Brass Monkey CD .


Possibly, I've appealed anyway
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Chris Rayner on June 06, 2019, 05:19:49 PM
Could it be your voluptuous knees?  You old saucepot!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Stiamh on June 06, 2019, 05:20:27 PM
The Installation (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/06/tune-515-installation.html), or possibly half of it  ;)
For some reason or other YouTube have deleted this video???

If you log into your YouTube account you will probably find that a copyright infringement has been signalled. I think that most of the time this is done by robots that trawl through YT channels comparing the digital signature of music in clips with that of works for which copyright is claimed.

The claims are often spurious. I've had two on my channel - I contested both, one successfully and one unsuccessfully. In both cases I provided evidence that the music in question was traditional and had long been in the public domain. The upshot was that, if I left the second instance up, any revenue from advertising (or half of it) would go to the "copyright holder."

If yours has been removed, it may be because you failed to answer the infringement notice within the time they allow. Not sure, I'm not an expert on YT's policies, and don't really want to be one.

Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Lester on June 06, 2019, 05:25:00 PM

The Installation (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/06/tune-515-installation.html), or possibly half of it  ;)

For some reason or other YouTube have deleted this video???


If you log into your YouTube account you will probably find that a copyright infringement has been signalled. I think that most of the time this is done by robots that trawl through YT channels comparing the digital signature of music in clips with that of works for which copyright is claimed.

Have had copyright ones before and they always get overturned this is a new one for me:

Spam, deceptive practices & scams policies
Spam, scams, and other deceptive practices that take advantage of the YouTube community aren’t allowed on YouTube. We also don’t allow content where the main purpose is to trick people into leaving YouTube for another site.

I know my playing is average but it surely doesn't make people give up on YouTube all together (:)
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Theo on June 06, 2019, 05:35:59 PM
It’s the knees!
Title: Re: Lester's Tune-a-Day Blog
Post by: Steve_freereeder on June 06, 2019, 06:44:46 PM

The Installation (https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com/2019/06/tune-515-installation.html), or possibly half of it  ;)

For some reason or other YouTube have deleted this video???


If you log into your YouTube account you will probably find that a copyright infringement has been signalled. I think that most of the time this is done by robots that trawl through YT channels comparing the digital signature of music in clips with that of works for which copyright is claimed.

Have had copyright ones before and they always get overturned this is a new one for me:

Spam, deceptive practices & scams policies
Spam, scams, and other deceptive practices that take advantage of the YouTube community aren’t allowed on YouTube. We also don’t allow content where the main purpose is to trick people into leaving YouTube for another site.

I know my playing is average but it surely doesn't make people give up on YouTube all together (:)
Can you delete the so-called 'offending' video and then re-upload it without the Brass Monkey reference being quite so obvious? Perhaps put the attribution/source in the ABC coding maybe, and not in the caption?