Tuesday, April 5, 2011

La Roulante

A Jean Blanchard tune, this one also goes by the name, "The LNB Polka." Blanchard, who I've written about briefly, is one of those credited with reviving rural French folk music in the early '70s. I recorded this video as part of Melodeon.net's Tune of the Month festivities. Even though it's called "The LNB Polka," there are some who say it is not, in fact, a polka, but a scottish. Having not heard Blanchard's version I played it the way it made sense to me. Enjoy.


  1. Hi Gary, I'm Susi from mel.net. Very nice recording!!! Simple and clean, I love it! I'm in the process of learning that one too.. hoping for the best, LOL!

  2. Thank you, very kind. I try for simple but sometimes worry that I'm simplistic.

  3. Hi Gary from Normandy, France. La Roulante is recorded by Jean Blanchard on audio tape ARN 433822, that you can see on my website. I saw you put in your links : Préhistoire du folk.
    Maybe can I make you cd copy ...?

  4. Thank you, Jean-Marie, and for your wonderful site.

    That would be WONDERFUL! My e-mail is accordeonaire@aol.com. I would love to receive this.