The votes are in: this month we're going to learn and record La Luna Dins Aiga.
It's a sprightly little tune that can be played in a variety of very different ways.
I learned it from David Barnert at a Northeast Squeeze-In a few years back - and in a bit of fortuitous timing, David was visiting Washington this week and we got together for some tunes, including this one..
Here's a very quick and dirty recording we did - one take, standing on a public wharf under the roar of airplanes taking off from Washington National Airport, recording into an iPhone!
(Several passersby apparently liked our playing and - although we were not actually busking - dropped some money in David's concertina case. We earned all of two dollars).
Here's David's ABC transcription, which is more or less what we were playing.
T:La Luna Dins Aiga
K:G %Transposed from Bb
|:dc|B3A BcdB|cdec A2Bc|d2G2G2AB|cBAGF2D2|
B3A BcdB|cdec A2Bc|d2G2BAGF|G6:|z2||
e3d efg2|f2e2d2B2|c2e2d2B2-|BAGF G4:|
Here's a somewhat more complex version (thanks to Tallship for posting it)
T:La Luna Dins l'Aiga (Pierre-Marie Blajà)
C:Trad 2, 35
e2gf e2ge|fgaf d2ef|g2ge c2de|fedc BABc|\
e2gf e2ge|fgaf d2ef|g2c2 edcB|c4 c2B2:|
a2ag abc'2|b2ba g2e2|fgaf g2e2|fef^f g4|\
a2ag abc'2|b2ba g2e2|fgaf g2e2|1 dcBd c4:|2 g2^f2 g2=f2||
So have at it, concertinists - novices and experienced players alike. Let's see how many different ways we can find to play this charming piece.
Remember, there is no 'right' way to play this. Do what works for you.
Edited by Jim Besser, 31 May 2013 - 02:32 PM.