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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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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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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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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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A week to go to Flute Fling

Flute Fling is just one week away and space is limited, so make sure you don’t miss out. This is a chance to learn some new tunes, perfect techniques and have fun playing with other flutes and whistles. There will … Continue reading

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Flute Fling trad flute workshop in Edinburgh

I’ll be running Flute Fling, an afternoon workshop for traditional flutes and whistles as part of Ceilidh Culture on Saturday March 17th in Portobello. Flute Fling is an event for traditional flute and whistle players that will be taking place … Continue reading

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Autumn term roundup

There are some exciting music projects coming up this term, which is set to be busy once again. I am delighted to have begun working as a music teacher at a special school for children with additional support needs. It’s … Continue reading

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Fun Flute Edinburgh Autumn Term

The new term for the Fun Flute classes in Portobello, Edinburgh will begin Thursday 8th September. The classes once again cater for Beginners, Improvers and Advanced players and are suitable for traditional simple system wooden flutes, Boehm system silver flutes … 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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Portobello Fun Fiddle and Flute Carnival

As part of Edinburgh’s Ceilidh Culture festival, Portobello’s Fun Fiddle and Fun Flute groups will be coming together with percussionist Conrad Molleson for the Portobello Fun Fiddle Carnival on Saturday 2nd April. Following on from the success of previous Fun … Continue reading

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