Category Archives: The Flow

Peat fires and twisted bridges: Autumn part two

Classes resume this week for the SMG whistlers and FluteFling Beginners. Over the break I have been putting some ideas together for tunes for us to learn and have uploaded them to The Flow class resources page. Mairi’s Wedding is … Continue reading

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Autumn mid-term roundup

I have taken the opportunity to catch up with some housekeeping for FluteFling and SMG whistle classes. Firstly, the class resources page at The Flow has been tidied up and it should be much easier to find things. Basically, material … Continue reading

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Tha Mi Sgith: a Gaelic lullaby for flutes and whistles

This week saw consolidation of our tunes in the classes and the FluteFling classes started looking at a couple of new tunes to work on over the next three weeks. See below for news on the scheduled break and classes. … Continue reading

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Mull, Arran and Scattery Island music resources

There seems to be a theme developing this term as all of the whistle and flute classes are working on tunes associated with islands. And from discussions we have been having, there may be more to come. All music resources … Continue reading

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New class resources: Micho Russell’s Slide and I See Mull

The new term has now begun for the Scots Music Group whistlers and Flute Fling, although some of the Flute Fling Beginners will start this coming week. It was great to see everyone, new faces and returners alike and I … Continue reading

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Fun Flute Improvers: a brace of reels: The Mountain Road and The Dunmore Lasses

In the final Fun Flute Improvers class of the term we looked at two well-known Irish reels that complement Greig’s Pipes. The Mountain Road is in the key of D and was written by Sligo fiddler Michael Gorman, while The … Continue reading

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SMG Whistle and Fun Flute updates

The SMG Beginners Whistle group are doing very well this year and have begun looking at some tunes covered not that long ago by the Fun Flute Improvers Flute group. The tunes are The Lilting Banshee and The Mug of … Continue reading

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Fun Flute: The Duke of Gordon’s Birthday

This term the Improvers group are looking a couple of strathspeys and a reel. The first is The Duke of Gordon’s Birthday, written by William Marshall. In the key of G major, it sits nicely on the wooden flute and … Continue reading

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SMG Whistle: The Boyne Hunt and Miss Mary O’Neill’s Fancy

This week’s tune is The Boyne Hunt, an Irish version of The Perthshire Hunt. A good session tune, not overplayed, but not obscure either. It can go in a set with Mary O’Neill’s Fancy. For more information on this reel, … Continue reading

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Fun Flute/SMG whistle new tunes added

A quick update to say that the remaining tunes for the Wash House gig at Portobello Community Centre on 31 March is now up. I don’t have the music for Si Si Si as yet. All resources here and here … Continue reading

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