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. I’m only sorry I didn’t make any sessions, but I’ll certainly make them next year.
My whistle and flute workshops covered a number of tunes and techniques and I will be recording the music for download after this week and making it available. Watch this space..!
The tunes were: The Hills of Glenorchy (and it’s variants, The Wild Hills of Wannies - Northumberland – and The Rollicking Boys of Tanderagee – Ireland), The Drover Lads; The Laurel Bush (or Laurel Tree) and Locheil’s Awa’ Tae France from which it is derived.
Photo of Coldstream from Northumberland by Adam Hart-Davis