Concertinas aren't likely to displace various accordions as classic instruments for French music - traditional and modern - but a lot of it sure sounds good on our petite squeezeboxes, as our own Alan Day has demonstrated over the years.
And especially the waltzes and mazurkas
So this month let’s try our hand at a few of these great tunes.
Just to make things more interesting, let’s not limit things to French of the continental variety; we’ll also include French Canadian and Cajun/Zydeco waltzes.
Here are a few I’ve played on Anglo:
Valse des Chevaux de Bois
Sous les toits de la rue Tiquetonne
Valse petit dejeuner
L'Autre Bout De La Table
La Gueussinette (French Canadian)
Valse le Revenant
Valse De Criminelle (Cajun)
Tourner a Trois (OK, it’s American, but it sounds French and it’s lovely.)
And, of course, there’s the Rosbif Waltz, which so many of us learned from Alan in the early days of concertina.net.
There are so many great French and French-inflected waltzes out there; I’m hoping to learn a few new ones this month!
Edited by Jim Besser, 01 February 2014 - 10:33 AM.