Category: Mel Stevens

Mazurka Return

Feels like it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted. It hasn’t been very long, but it feels that way just because so much else has been going on. With the divorce, and moving, and my brother being ill … after the end…

Update: Bal Folk Tune Book

Dave Mallinson After posting my review of the Bal Folk tune book, I managed to talk to both Dave Mallinson — publisher of the tunebook — and Mel Stevens — compiler of the iconic pink/blue Massif Central tune books that Mallinson’s book is based on. I…

Review: Bal Folk Tune Book

As always, any questions, comments, or corrections are welcome.Update Above Bal Folk puts many of the classic MassifCentral Tunes back in print. In 1998, when I bought my Hohner Corso from the Button Box, I also picked up two books that changed my life easily…