Some tunes that I've heard on CDs, online sound files, YouTube, the radio etc.
This is lilted by one of the members of La Bottine Sourriante. The quaver rests are rendered with a tch sound. Slightly confusing toward the end.
A snippet of mediaeval melody. This is sung but is a particularly nice tune in my opinion.
Good on a crumhorn. Deceptive, this tune can go round further than it appears.
A fiddle tune by the sounds of things. Benefits from a strong pulse.
Fun to play on box. Something about this tune really appeals to me.
A tune on Nigel Eaton's album Pandemonium. Possibly one of my favourite pieces of music.
As found on English Acoustic Collective's album Ghosts. Played with much feeling on what I reckon is an English concertina. Tremendous.
From Eliza Carthy & The Kings of Calicutt. Someone once told me that Little Bear is a nickname for someone known both to the person who told me and Eliza Carthy. I can't remember either who told me or who they said it was. Fun to play on a box.
From a Malicorne CD. Can't remember which.
From a La Bottine Sourriante's CD En Spectacle. A song with a reel mixed in. Great fun.
Another instrumental snippet from a song. Irresistible especially if you stress the first beat of the bar.
Fun to play on a crumhorn!
The first tune from 'Gavotte Pourlet' recorded by 'Carré Manchot' on their album 'Laÿou!'. They play in in A, I've transposed it to G. A fast pace!
Another tremendous track from Carré Manchot. It's all in the variation (which isn't notated here). Two tunes. If you can find a bombarde all the better.