Jamie Allen (on treble English)
This Northumbrian polka has long been a favorite of mine. On the second time through, the first few notes of harmony in the A part owe a lot to Alistair Anderson's Concertina Workshop tutor, but then I went my own way.
Concertina Workshop has been a great resource for me. I especially like Jamie Allen - for some reason it just falls under the fingers... and sounds good too! Thanks for sharing your version(s). Its good to hear how someone else (other than Alistair) plays it.
I too had a little trouble with the 'Theme', as the tunes I really enjoy playing for myself are the ones that I find a little more challenging and so give me a real buzz when I get them right - so these aren't my comfort tunes. But then I guess that it doesn't really matter how you interpret the theme - no-one is going to argue with your choice. I chose to to emphasise the comfort aspect with the full knowledge that I'll get a chance to play my other favourites when they fit with a different theme another month.