SMG Whistle: Farewell to Whisky

This week the Scots Music Group whistlers consolidated the Laridé de Portobello and had some fun arranging and improvising around the different parts. At one point we were in different parts of the room and filled the space with our music, which proved to be quite enjoyable.

The guidelines were to simply play the original A and B part in unison, then to chose any two harmonising parts to play while I kept playing the orginal parts as an anchor.

We had a think about new tunes and decided upon Neil Gow’s Farewell to Whisky, composed in 1799. We will use the version in The Scots Music Group’s Session tune book as the basis, although there is a slightly different version that I did with the Fun Flute group that you might like to take a look at as well. There are also more background details in an earlier post.

The resources for this tune can be found at the SMG Whistle page at The Flow.

Image of a late night Laphroaig (CC) by Thord Daniel Hedengren.

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