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New term, new tunes: The Iona Boat Song and The New Claret

The summer term began this week with a look at some Scottish tunes with a little bit of history behind them. The SMG whistlers looked at Caol Muile (The Straits of Mull) or The Iona Boat Song. Another Scottish Boat … Continue reading

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Irish flute shop at The Flow

For those of you who are interested in traditional Irish flute or tin whistle, a new shop has been added to the sister site to this one, The Flow. Featuring hand-picked books and CDs on the flute, Irish flute playing … Continue reading

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Fun Flute: Farewell to Whisky

The Fun Flute Improvers group are learning Farewell to Whisky, a Scots fiddle tune from 1799 written by Neil Gow (1727-1807), fiddler to the Duke of Atholl in Perthshire. The tune commemorates the prohibition of whisky-making in Scotland at a … Continue reading

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Fun Flute: Swedish Masquerade and Tha Mi Sgith added

To support all the hard work that goes on in the classes, I’ve been adding tunes to the Fun Flute resources page on The Flow. The latest update is Scots ceilidh dance The Swedish Masquerade for the Improvers group and … Continue reading

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