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Welcome to my website and thanks for looking.  It is a constantly evolving site so please do come back from time to time to see what is new. My YouTube Channel is available via the link below and if you would like any help or advice, please feel free to contact me via the link at the foot of this page.

Les Titford


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Discounted Melodeon Packages

Beginners' Packages:

If you are new to the melodeon and not sure where to start, I have put together some simple tunes and lessons to get you up and running.

You can have 1 pack of 6 tunes and lessons (choice of 2 different packs) for £29.95 saving 17% (normal price £35.94)

or both packs (12 tunes and lessons for just £48 a massive saving

of 33% (normal price £71.88)

Please note, if you have already purchased any of the tunes in the packs, I can simply substitute them with another tune of your choice or I will choose one for you. 

Discounted Packages (You choose the tunes!):

Alternatively, you choose the 6 or 12 tunes that you want to learn!

Please pick Pack 3 (for 6 tunes) or Pack 4 (for 12 tunes) in the shop

and don't forget to let me know your choices.

Already bought one pack and want to get the other one? - just pay the difference of £18.05. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice for this amount.

Click on the title to hear the tune 




I  have developed a brand new tablature for the anglo concertina which I can use to teach tunes on this instrument in any key!

Not only that but I will only have to record one video per tune as I am using pitch correction software to transpose the musical content of the video without altering my spoken instructions or the timing of my playing.  So, no matter whether you have a CG or GD anglo concertina (or any other tuning!!), I can now provide all the resources you need.

To launch this exciting new idea I have recorded a free tutorial for the lovely old tune Danny Boy. This will give you a really good insight into my new method.  More tutorials using this tab method with a detailed instruction sheet coming soon.

Here are the links to the resources:-

CG Anglo Concertina Video Tutorial

CG Anglo Concertina Performance Video

GD Anglo Concertina Video Tutorial

GD Anglo Concertina Performance Video


Tablature for Danny Boy and What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor (which work for all keys!) - just click the PDF images below

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Exciting News! One-off payment for lifetime packages now available for melodeon and concertina lessons

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Sally's Song

 CG Anglo Concertina Lesson.

Beautiful but melancholy tune from the film

"The Nightmare Before Christmas"

This tutorial uses standard musical notation!


Dunking Biscuits

English Concertina Performance.

This is a comical song that I wrote for children to sing.

Tutorial available on request.

Click here for the sheet music

Planxty Irwin (NEW!!)

DG Melodeon tutorial. 

Another Turlough O'Carolan tune.  This one is a waltz with a very interesting bass part.


O Du Fröhliche (NEW!!)

DG Melodeon tutorial. 

This is a really beautiful Christmas carol from Germany.  You can play this on any DG melodeon. Easy and advanced versions of this tune can be found in this tutorial.


Klövsjö Brudmarsch (NEW!!)

DG Melodeon tutorial. 

A very pretty tune from Sweden.

PLEASE NOTE: You need the Anahata layout (low G major scale) on your melodeon to play this arrangement.


Funiculi Funicula (NEW!!)

DG Melodeon tutorial. 

Wonderful tune written in 1880 to commemorate the installation of the funicular railway on Mount Vesuvius.  

Check this out - I bet you know the tune!!  I really enjoyed figuring this one out and it's a joy to play!


Deck The Halls

FREE CG Anglo Concertina Lesson.

Music available for the GD instrument as well.

This tutorial uses standard musical notation!

Download music sheet here!


Halsway Carol

Fantastic tune written by hurdy-gurdy ace Nigel Eaton and played by me here on the dulcister and English Concertina.

Contact me if you want the sheet music or a video lesson on the concertina.


Funiculi Funicula

GC Melodeon tutorial. 

Wonderful tune written in 1880 to commemorate the installation of the funicular railway on Mount Vesuvius.  

Check this out - I bet you know the tune!!  I really enjoyed figuring this one out and it's a joy to play!

The Roman Wall

DG Melodeon tutorial.

Great fun to play!


Halsway Carol

DG Melodeon tutorial.

Looking for something a bit different to play this Christmas?  - this is the one!!

Fascinating and very different carol written by ace hurdy-gurdist Nigel Eaton.  


O Holy Night

DG Melodeon tutorial.

Why not start learning this beautiful piece now and get it under your belt in time for Christmas?



CG/GD Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature.

for 20 button instruments so great for beginners!

In this lesson I teach you how to play this lovely tune with no accompaniment.  I have provided a guitar backing for you to play along with and even a short lesson on how to play it.This tutorial comes with on-screen and large-print tablature to print out.


CG and GD tutorials now available for this tune.


Jimmy Allen

GD Anglo Concertina tutorial using musical notation

I cover both Jeffries and Wheatstone layouts in this lesson. I also have the CG sheet music available for this tune.  I can record a video lesson for this tuning by special arrangement. Just send me a message on my contact form.


The Sweetness Of Mary

DG Melodeon tutorial

A beautiful tune written by Joan Macdonald Boes.  This has a lovely Scottish feel to it with some very tasteful chords - extremely satisfying to learn and play!

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