Category Archives: Festivals

Schools project: Jock O’ the Syde

I’m delighted to be returning for the third year running to work with the Primary 7s at Trinity Primary School in Hawick as they prepare for their own dramatisation of a Border Ballad and performing it at the Hawick Reiver’s … 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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Border Gaitherin 2012 flute and whistle workshops

This weekend sees the 10th anniversary of the Border Gaitherin at Coldstream and I’ll be running two flute and whistle workshops as part of the festival. One of these is for Absolute Beginners, the other for those developing their music … Continue reading

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Thomas the Rhymer School project in Hawick

This week sees the culmination of a collaborative project with artist Jane Gaze and the P6 and P7 children and teachers at Trinity Primary School in Hawick and I am enjoying working with them again. The project, which was praised … Continue reading

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Forthcoming events and new term dates

Highlights in December include the Scots Music Group Stramash on Wednesday 7th December, the Fun Fiddle Stramash on Thursday 8th December and the Fun Flute Festive Fling on Sunday 11th December. I’m also playing with Cauldstane Slap at a free … Continue reading

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Border Gaitherin’ 2011 recordings available

Recordings of the tunes taught at the recent Border Gaitherin’ have been made available for download at sister site The Flow. Released under a Creative Commons licence, the recordings feature tunes that exist in Northumbrian, Scottish and Irish traditions: The … Continue reading

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Border Gaitherin’ Music

I had a busy, but very enjoyable time teaching and performing at the Border Gaitherin’ in Coldstream at the weekend. Thanks to all involved in the organisation and hospitality and to all the other musicians for some really fabulous music. … Continue reading

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The Border Gaitherin’

In case you haven’t decided what to do this weekend yet and you’re within striking distance of the Scottish Border, there is always The Border Gaitherin’ at Coldstream. Sessions, concerts and workshops – including whistle from myself (Sunday) and flute … Continue reading

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Coldstream Border Gaitherin 2011

I can confirm that I will be running two workshops and performing at this year’s Border Gaitherin’ Festival in Coldstream. One workshop will be on traditional whistle, the other on traditional flute. There is also an end of festival performance … Continue reading

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