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Title: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: Clive Williams on December 01, 2015, 12:24:43 AM
Yes indeed folks, it's that time of year when it's time to be festive, eat mince pies, etc. And record something vaguely Christmas/winter/snow/etc related. I'm kind of out of ideas of what to record for this (since we do it every year!), so let's please make that definition *very* broad!

Cheers,

Clive
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: gibet_b on December 01, 2015, 01:18:14 PM
Hi Everybody,

This is my first message, but I browse the forum since one year. I'm happy because I will contribute this month : I'm (co)admin of a French Facebook melodeon group and we just launch our Theme of the month : Christmas ! I will encourage my friends to contribute too.

JB
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: baz parkes on December 01, 2015, 03:01:21 PM
Surely going by retail outlets and TV this should have been theme of the month for November?  >:E
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: george garside on December 01, 2015, 03:31:30 PM
Wellcome Christmas Morning by Sir Jimmy Shand.  Dots and ABC available on 'the session' website. Several you tube vids including one  of the man himself playing it which is on a new foster and allen CD  (youtube foster and allen welcome Christmas morning  )  Other you tubes of it are by Ian Cruikshanks  and   Jim Johnstone  + a few others to go at.

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: AirTime on December 01, 2015, 08:20:32 PM
Welcome gibet_b! Where is the link to your melodeon group?
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on December 01, 2015, 09:56:48 PM
Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded Silent Night on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion. :D

Enjoy! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruT6x6zBwgk
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: gibet_b on December 02, 2015, 06:46:41 AM
Welcome gibet_b! Where is the link to your melodeon group?

Thanks AirTime ! The group is « Accordéon diatonique pour et par des débutants » : https://www.facebook.com/groups/diatodeb/
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: george garside on December 02, 2015, 12:32:53 PM
Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded Silent Night on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion. :D

Enjoy! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruT6x6zBwgk

There is a very nice recording of Silent Night     on the CD  'Jimmy Shands favourite hymns', played by him on a 2 row Erica.

 Unfortunaltely there are no you tube vids of it  but the CD can be had for £10   either google jimmy shands  favourite hymns or google 'sir jimmy shand   MBE  MA ' which will bring up the Shand family website   upon which it and several other top quality CD's taken from the original master recordings are available.

george
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: folkbluesnbeyond on December 02, 2015, 12:33:39 PM
Perhaps a time for excess:  a tune, 'The Mistletoe', and a multitracked song, 'The Turning of the Wheel' written by Sheila Haskins with music by John Goodluck from the repertoire of The Bards of the Heath, of which I am a member. (More fun with the band).

(For the 'anoraks' I used NCH free Wavepad and Mixpad software Zoom Q3 and Logitech cameras with a Zoom Q2 as microphone for the separate tracks, the workings of all of which I have little understanding, but simply treat them as big paintbrushes on a floor canvas, (as may be apparent)!)

https://youtu.be/EPFI5ScBJ2A

Happy Yule

Bill
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: diatosoldo on December 02, 2015, 02:44:24 PM
Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded Silent Night on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion. :D

Enjoy! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruT6x6zBwgk


Very joyful thank you :)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on December 02, 2015, 11:35:29 PM
Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded Silent Night on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion. :D

Enjoy! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruT6x6zBwgk


Very joyful thank you :)

Thanks, and you are welcome!  ;D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: Sebastian on December 03, 2015, 10:33:52 PM
Wellcome Christmas Morning by Sir Jimmy Shand.  Dots and ABC available on 'the session' website. Several you tube vids including one  of the man himself playing it which is on a new foster and allen CD  (youtube foster and allen welcome Christmas morning  )  Other you tubes of it are by Ian Cruikshanks  and   Jim Johnstone  + a few others to go at.

george
Yes, and there are various german christmas classics on Youtube played on the Styrian harmonica. You can get them printed in Griffschrift notation, if you want. I would especially recommend Herbert Pixner Projekt in Weihnachten in Europa 2009 playing Vierteljahrhund Dreiviertler
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: Clive Williams on December 08, 2015, 12:45:26 AM
Finally found a Christmas tune I haven't played yet! Here we are, John Rutter's 'What Sweeter Music', which if you haven't heard it is a gorgeous choral piece where John has set Robert Herrick's 17th Century poem to music. Beautiful, really beautiful. This isn't quite as beautiful, but isn't far off the original tune - ok, so I ditched the key change at the end of the original, duplicated one or two phrases, and added a few pregnant pauses, but apart from that...

Played on the Van der Aa in G/C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gflhdK-9pIE
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on December 08, 2015, 11:18:21 PM
 Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer on my Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe Club Accordion! :D

Enjoy! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jllZh4ClqrE
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: baz parkes on December 14, 2015, 09:01:32 PM
Recovering from surgery, so playing a tad difficult atm

Fortunately managed to call in a sub in time....Merry Christmas to all our readers  :|glug

https://youtu.be/nhQ4swA5U8U
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: gibet_b on December 15, 2015, 03:45:13 PM
Hi Everybody,

Here my video : https://youtu.be/QzvSXDEnn7I
I'm very happy to contribute for the first time on melodeon.net !
Not the best rendition, there is a room for progress. But I wanted to publish the video before christmas :)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: pikey on December 16, 2015, 08:12:10 AM
In the bleak mid winter

http://youtu.be/3_vw84ucdaE
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: pikey on December 16, 2015, 08:13:25 AM
The holly bears a berry

http://youtu.be/6_XCkawgkmA
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: pikey on December 16, 2015, 08:15:13 AM
Silent night

http://youtu.be/vAy3SJk34FI
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: pikey on December 16, 2015, 08:17:23 AM
In dulci jubilo

http://youtu.be/pqtCYOPJl6w

Happy Christmas !  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: Shakin' All Hohner on December 17, 2015, 12:35:45 PM
A Virgin Most Pure - on one of my favourite boxes that I don't play enough - a C/F Hohner Club II (declubbed).  https://youtu.be/Ubupnb9yqO0
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: pikey on December 21, 2015, 05:01:36 PM
Here's the theme from Lieutenant Kije , made popular at this time of year by Greg Lake

http://youtu.be/EPwOpc64ISs
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: pikey on December 21, 2015, 05:04:57 PM
And here's something a bit different !

Slade's Merry Christmas Everybody !!!!

http://youtu.be/c4jrQyh5v9c



I wonder if Spartacus will be on the telly.........
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: Steve_freereeder on December 21, 2015, 06:09:34 PM
I wonder if Spartacus will be on the telly.........

Monday 28th December 4:10 - 8:00 pm, ITV4  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: pikey on December 21, 2015, 06:29:30 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on December 22, 2015, 04:53:14 PM
Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded Jingle Bells on my Accordiola Mundinger Diaton III Grand Luxe club accordion! :D

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas! (http://i.imgur.com/mamAPVH.png)(http://i.imgur.com/mamAPVH.png)(http://i.imgur.com/mamAPVH.png)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeWvE4bcmuw
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: pikey on December 23, 2015, 12:26:07 PM
Superb :-)  (:)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: The Happy Wanderer on December 24, 2015, 01:50:51 PM
Superb :-)  (:)

Thanks!  ;D

Merry Christmas!  :D
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: forrest on December 31, 2015, 06:08:09 PM
As a winter-y season tune, I think this one seems to fit well with the season, especially since it is also a carol. Here's my go at Halsway Schottische by Nigel Eaton, sans words, as you would not enjoy my singing  :-X

                                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRQBa_1NHWk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRQBa_1NHWk)
Title: Re: Theme of the Month for December 2015: Christmas time!
Post by: Clive Williams on January 01, 2016, 11:51:57 AM
I'm sure you're being modest about your singing Forrest! :-)

Time for the next theme folks; as always, just stick late entries on the end here!
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