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1 hour ago, Jim2010 said:

Thank you Daniel. I listened to the links that still work and I am very impressed with what people can do on the 20-button anglo. If it is easy enough for you to do, it would be nice to hear your contributions to the "contest."

Let's see if this works:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uAJvdWkMLs0nKDVDWiqceAnrac8LBMBM/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11nFA3Yp1WCo57x11ZyDlVFlOI1we7dmI/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1i4kESmkKWShf6PvANbEe5ZcXc9ERZhUJ

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XCrKux3y6R8a8D59Y3m5jvURG220aB49

 

The first three were for the contest and were played on a 20b G/D Lachenal.  The last one was recorded for the old c.net Tune of the Month and was played on a Scholer if I remember correctly.

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Thank you Daniel. I enjoyed listening, especially to Amelia. Plus, there was another benefit for which I thank you. I googled to learn more about Amelia and came upon a youtube video by The Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band, playing Amelia's Waltz in honor of its composer, Bob McQuillen, who had just passed away (2014). The Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band is a Washington DC-area band that meets once a month to accompany a contra dance. (It looks like great fun. All musicians are welcome to sit in.) Sitting in the front row were the band's leaders, including Jim Besser!

Googling on, I also learned about the very interesting origins of the tune and found the musical notation in a few different systems here. 

https://thesession.org/tunes/6939

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On 4/13/2020 at 7:11 AM, Jim2010 said:

Thank you Daniel. I enjoyed listening, especially to Amelia. Plus, there was another benefit for which I thank you. I googled to learn more about Amelia and came upon a youtube video by The Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band, playing Amelia's Waltz in honor of its composer, Bob McQuillen, who had just passed away (2014). The Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band is a Washington DC-area band that meets once a month to accompany a contra dance. (It looks like great fun. All musicians are welcome to sit in.) Sitting in the front row were the band's leaders, including Jim Besser!

Googling on, I also learned about the very interesting origins of the tune and found the musical notation in a few different systems here. 

https://thesession.org/tunes/6939

 

I just saw this.  Yes, the open band is open to all musicians, regardless of experience.

 

The video you cite was special....we played Amelia the week Bob McQuillen died.  Bob was one of the key figures in the revival of contra dancing in this country in the last half of the 20th Century - and he was a mainstay of the Northeast Squeeze In.

 

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10 hours ago, David Barnert said:

 

Common mistake, but Bob never called it “Amelia’s Waltz.” Just “Amelia.”

 

Yep. I've been nagging people about that for years.  I remember playing with it with Bob in the NESI pickup band.

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13 hours ago, David Barnert said:

 

Common mistake, but Bob never called it “Amelia’s Waltz.” Just “Amelia.”

 

3 hours ago, Jim Besser said:

 

Yep. I've been nagging people about that for years.  I remember playing with it with Bob in the NESI pickup band.

Mea culpa on adding "Waltz" to Amelia. I knew the correct name (because I had looked it up) and used it correctly the first two times in mentioned it. Why I then went on to use it incorrectly is beyond me. 

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6 hours ago, Marien said:

Hello Jim,

 

I once tried this tune on a german GD 20b concertina, the name of the tune is exceptionally good but I am not going to say that this counts for the rest.

I guess playing the chords fits this double reeded instrument.  

 

Marien

Great tune, Marien! Thank you.

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