Category Archives: Fun Flute

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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The Flow Music tin whistle guide part 1: entry-level

A few students have asked me about different types of whistles as the choice and range can be confusing. This is an overview of what is available and where to find out some more information. I haven’t tried or heard … 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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Flutes and whistles celebrate Midsummer at Hailes Castle

Fun Flute and Scots Music Group Beginner Whistle students performed traditional music last month in the striking setting of Hailes Castle in East Lothian. The summer terms at Fun Flute and the Scots Music Group have now finished, but there … 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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Greig’s Pipes

I’m not long back from The Border Gaitherin in Coldstream. I really enjoyed the concert and hope to make more of the weekend next time. Thanks to everyone behind the scenes who made it all possible. Fun Flute Classes resume … 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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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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Fun Flute: The Dusty Miller

This week we complete our set of three Irish slip jigs with The Dusty Miller. There are several tunes with this title, some of which are slip jigs and there are different versions even of these. I believe there may … Continue reading

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