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trad tunes with the legendary Bobby Gardiner


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Im really enjoying watching some videos with Bobby Gardiner on the one row melodeon.
So great to see hes back playing with young melodeon players.

The Hole in the Hedge

[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]Amhlaoibh Ó Síocháin Ó Beoláin & Bobby Gardiner - Ballyduff/Balvella/Bsaggart, Port Láirge [/font]

[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]I think Ill have a go on some of these tunes, first on my CBA.[/font]
[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]And later Ill use my new 1,5 row organetto abruzzese melodeon to try these tunes.[/font]

[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]Top players like Bobby Gardiner and David Munnelly are so inspiring.[/font]
[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]Recently, David Munelly was touring in France and Belgium. What an honour for us to have the opportunity to hear these melodeon masters in our region ![/font]

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[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]The Hop Down , by David Munnelly[/font]

[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]Anyone of the members ever tried these tunes on PA, CBA or melodeon ? :[/font]
[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]The hole in the Hedge, Hand me down the Tackle | [/font][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]Bobby Gardiner[/font][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif] & Emma Corbett. [/font][/font]
[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]Sterling Castle, Connacht Mans Rambles, Hand down tackle [/font][/font][/font]
[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]?[/font][/font][/font]

[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]The basic sheet music versions all over the internet, but I suppose, once again, these players play their own versions with lots of variations and subtle changes ?[/font][/font][/font]

[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]I hope the one row melodeon will continue to get young people started with this fascinating little free reed box.[/font][/font][/font]
[font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif][font=Roboto, Arial, sans-serif]These trad jigs and reels are so exciting to listen to. I always feel the urge to run for my Celtic and Irist traditional tune sheet music books upstairs at home...[/font][/font][/font]

Eddy Yates

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Aug 9, 2018
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Montana, USA
Thanks, Stephen. Exhilarating. Never learned "Hand Me Down the Tackle" but will now. I feel bad that I can't lift my Iorio PA up in the air like they did......

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I tried this reel 'Hand me down the tackle ' on my CBA this sunday afternoon, and also on my organetto  2 bassi. 
I'm also going to search for one row melodeon tablature on the internet.


Mudchutney - folky clothing
May 20, 2013
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Somerset, UK
That first video is amazing, and on a single row box too! Wow.
I might have a go at the second tune on my CBA a bit later, but that was super fast, it'll take a while....

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