Mairead Hurley – concertina – “Two jigs, The Geese in The Bog and Cnocán Teampaill” Another stunningly good young Irish player.
“Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines” – This recording is by a 32 piece Concertina Band gathered at a residential weekend run by Banding Together and held at Hannah’s at Seale-Hayne near Newton Abbott. The guest conductor at the 2015 weekend was John Hammonds, whose arrangement this is.
“SPA-NOPÉDIE” ~ A Gymnopédie for Concertina Band by Claire Wren – after a Birthday treat to the Thermal Bath Spa in Bath, suspended in that gloriously warm mineral water being wafted around by the “lazy river”. Claire decided it was in the style of a Gymnopédie but I called it SPA-NOPÉDIE instead as it was so much more relaxing than a Gym!
CAITLÍN & CIARÁN: TUNES: ”Sunday’s Well Waltz/Joe Cooley’s Morning Dew/New Mown Meadow”
Musicians: Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Seán Óg Graham, Cathal Ó Currain. A fine young foursome on TV.
Keith Kendrick/Anglo Concertina “Egg and Cabbage/Melody Line”. Lively English tunes with great harmonies.
“Andante Largo (by Fernando Sor)” played on English concertina – Prof Rat (AKA Danny Chapman?) – very sensitive playing utilising the harmony potential of a Wheatstone tenor/treble
also Prof Rat
“The Cheshire Waltz”-
(meleodion.net Tune of the Month March 2011)
“Rhosymedre” (Vaughan Williams) – This one-take track was played by 36 concertina musicians January 2011. See www.concertinaband.org.uk for clips from Hawkwood Concertina Band’s CD “Marches and Tunes”, and information about the piccolo, treble, baritone and bass concertinas.
Grumpa playing his concertina. – (Uncle James in the Bahamas) a waltz & merango. Barefoot in Shanty town – world music on a red pearloid Stagi anglo. Wonderful.
Bo Hog and the Rooters – “Rake ‘n’ Scrape”
A special treat from world renowned musicians: Pompey “Bo Hog” Johnson, accordion, Crystal Smith on the saw, and Cedell Hunter on the goombay drum; New Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas.
Real island music – how can you resist a musical saw!
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