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triskel

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The Cajun Mardi Gras Song - a tune to learn for "Fat Tuesday"?
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:51:02 PM »

Seeing that it's Mardi Gras Day, here's the Cajun Mardi Gras Song played on Cajun accordion so y'all can learn it ;): Cajun Mardi Gras Song

And a taste of the day: Cajun Mardi Gras song - Joel Savoy's Faquetaique Mardi Gras 2015

(It'd remind me of "The Wren" on St. Stephen's Day in Ireland.)

Bon Ton Roulay! (Laissez les bon temps rouler/Let the good times roll) - because Lent starts tomorrow!!!  :(

Alternatively - enjoy your pancakes while ye may...

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Re: The Cajun Mardi Gras Song - a tune to learn for "Fat Tuesday"?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 01:07:44 PM »

Here's a good version where you can see the fingerwork, by a friend of mine and occasional poster here.  There's a few variations of this song, and it can be played in other positions.  Usually played in A minor if playing on a C accordion, but can also be played in D minor on a C accordion, but you rarely see it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GyMnKEk0Jo

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Re: The Cajun Mardi Gras Song - a tune to learn for "Fat Tuesday"?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 01:42:18 PM »

And actually found a version played in D on a C accordion, by another friend, Mr. Ganey Arsement.  This is the way I originally learned the song, before I knew anything about different positions on the accordion.  I transposed the Balfa Brothers version to notes that sounded kinda right, and ended up here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fj2mA_09vs

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Re: The Cajun Mardi Gras Song - a tune to learn for "Fat Tuesday"?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 01:51:31 PM »

Then, there's the "Mardi Gras" jig, played here by accordion master, Chris Miller.  Key of F on a C accordion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LCULtOBKlc
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