Month: July 2012

About Ornamentation

As part of the front matter of the La Chavannée tunebook, the editors wrote a small introductory paragraph. Chris Ryall, the euro-oriented melodionista over on melodeon.net did a rough translation of the piece. In part, it reads: Notation has been deliberately stripped of all…

Chateau d’Ars (Mr. Ryall’s Sunday)

Featuring guest blogger Chris Ryall Over on melodeon.net, Euro-oriented melodeonista Chris Ryall has been posting reports of his own experience at Chateau d’Ars. He has graciously allowed me to post them here. Sunday morning was so much better – blue sky and a few…

Chateau d’Ars (Mr. Ryall’s Saturday)

Featuring guest blogger Chris Ryall Over on melodeon.net, Euro-oriented melodeonista Chris Ryall has been posting reports of his own experience at Chateau d’Ars. He has graciously allowed me to post them here. Saturday  woke up to intermittent heavy rain and when that cleared there…

Chateau d’Ars (Mr. Ryall’s Friday)

Featuring guest blogger Chris Ryall Over on melodeon.net, Euro-oriented melodeonista Chris Ryall has been posting reports of his own experience at Chateau d’Ars. He has graciously allowed me to post them here. I picked up #1 daughter in London and we set off to…

Chateau d’Ars

Featuring guest blogger Geoff Woof! UPDATE: The official festival website is HERE. Laurent Geoffroy and Aurélien Claranbaux.Of the group Zef. (photo Geoff Wooff) Chateau d’Ars is one of the great festivals for those of us interested in French music, accordéons, vielles, and pipes; with…

La Chavannée Tunebook

In a conversation over on the Chiff and Fipple (devoted to tin whistles, but with some considerable discussion about other folk instrumentation) an aspiring piper asked about the “canon” of tradFrench. Which are the recordings he should listen to? Which are the tunebooks to…