Unfortunately, I don't know very much about him...I was only 6 to 10 years old the time I knew him...my parents told me he was from England and had fought in World War I. I do remember he was a nice man and his name was Sykes.
Listening to you play this song, Redmando, brought back some very pleasant memories from my childhood back in New Jersey! An English World War I veteran lived on my street, and he used to play this tune on a concertina...thanks for the memories!
You're welcome Steven! Was it the song tune he played or the instrumental? The song is from NE England but the instrumental is from Brittany, France. Was the veteran from the NE of England, do you know? It is so interesting to hear how music travels across the world.
I enjoyed your vid, Redmando - thank you for posting!
Nice job, Redmando! From 1:10 to 1:54 and again from 2:42 to the end you play a tune I learned from Neal Hellman as "Breton Tune." Is that the title you know it by or is it something else?
Thanks, Dusty Turtle. I know it just as "Breton Tune". I have the music but it hasn't got Neal's name on it, so I am afraid I can't tell you any more about it. I would be interested to know, if anyone can cast any light on it.
I like it. Like it a lot.
Wow - this was beautiful - I like it very much!
My first video post on FOTMD. I should imagine that this song never reached the USA as it is quite local to the NE of England.