Month: July 2011

Tribute: Musiqu’ à Deux

Myriam Lameyre and Jean-YvesLameyre: Musiqu’ à Deux Musiqu’ à Deux is Jean-Yves Lameyre and Myriam Lameyre playing a panoply of trad France instruments — violin, accordion, cornemuses du Centre France, vielle à roue, and voice. Each of their recordings presents solid traditional French music played…

Ask the Dancers!

How’s the bourrée?  Ask the dancers. In response to Friday’s post about what it means to play a bourrée well, a number of Mel.net and concertina.net worthies responded that you know you’re playing a bourrée well when the dancers are dancing a good bourrée….

What Does it Mean to Play a Bourrée Well?

Thanks to the folks at Mel.Net for the discussions that sparked this piece. More than usually, this post expresses confusion, rather than conviction. Any questions, corrections, or suggestions are appreciated. How to play a good bourrée? What does it mean to play a bourrée well? I’ve…