I have recently got myself a couple of tremolo harmonicas. I had a reed go on my G/D Seydel sampler and past experience taught me that once one goes others soon follow so it was new reed plates which was expensive. Not as much as replacing the whole harmonica but still pricey.
I had previously noticed tha harmonicas direct here in the U.K. have an 'own brand' tremolo for 15 GBPounds so I thought I'd give them a try as practice instruments and save the Sampler for ceilidhs and gigs so I sent for a G and a D. Harmonicas Direct say they are solo tuned but when they came they turned out to be Asian tuned. It's not a major issue as you still get 3 complete octaves. The Asian tuning has taken a little getting used to as notes are not always where you expect them but otherwise they seem OK. They're in tune and play easily and are comfortable to play. I took them to a session today and they look like they might become my 'go to' harps for everyday use which means I can look after my more expensive harps and hopefully not have replace reeds too often. These tremolos are cheap enough not to worry about replacing them when reeds fail.
I've used the one in D for an E alphabet challenge tune.
I recently got a couple of tremolo harmonicas the common folk keys of G & D. Here is Egan's Polka in D. This is an Irish Polka originally but it is a popular session tune here in England too. I've added an AD drone from my Shruti box.
For those who can't see the embedded video, here's the link: vimeo.com/224859794
Here's a second C tune.
Come O'er the Stream, Charlie was originally a song about Bonnie Prince Charlie written by James Hogg about 1822. The origin of the tune is uncertain but it's played as a waltz these days. I play it here on a Seydel Orchestra S harp in G and accompanied on tenor ukulele. The pictures in the video are of bridges in the part of England where I live. I've listed them in the description on the video.
Nice one, Sarge. When we were kids we used to March round singing naughty words about the private parts of the Nazi leadership to that tune. I imagine Keith will know them too but I don't know if they travelled outside these islands though. I imagine they originated with soldiers during WWII and well... soldiers songs do tend to travel
I've not been here much recently but I have had a listen to some of the tunes. I'll add some comments later.
Meanwhile here is a C tune from me. It's one of my own original compositions, called "Cleveland Hills" named after part of the UK where I live. I've included some photos of the area in the video. Played on in A on a Seydel D/A sampler harp with baritone ukulele accompaniment.