Month: June 2012

25,000 Visits! Thank you!

Last week, I had a minor celebration as the hits ticker crossed over the 25K line. For a blog like this one, covering an instrument and music genre that could both be described as obscure, that’s pretty danged good. The title of the blog…

La Bourrée (Last Tunes)

I originally published this in batches, but the entire tunebook can be found here. Here are the last three pages of the proper tunebook portion of “La Bourrée.” After these, there’s an extensive essay on the history of the bourrée — it goes into…

Ancient Auvergnate Postcards

Over on the Facebook Accordéon Diatonique page, participant Gege L’auvergnat pointed me to some research sites around Auvergne related themes. This one is a photo blog featuring en cartes ancien postales.  It’s a beautiful series, featuring folks dancing to mostly pipes and hurdy gurdy…

La Bourrée pp90-101

I originally published this in batches, but the whole tunebook is available here.

La Bourrée pp80-89

I originally published this in batches, but the whole tunebook is available here.