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FluteFling and SMG whistle January classes

This week saw the new term commence with some lively new tunes and challenges. The whistlers began with another 2/4 tune to add to the Scottish marches of the Autumn. This time we tackled a version of Egan’s Polka, also … Continue reading

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FluteFling and SMG whistle events in 2013

We ended the term with a trip to Dalmeny Kirk, combining classes and tunes with a great location. I will be processing and sharing the music presently, but in the mean time our thanks go to the Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Peat fires and twisted bridges: Autumn part two

Classes resume this week for the SMG whistlers and FluteFling Beginners. Over the break I have been putting some ideas together for tunes for us to learn and have uploaded them to The Flow class resources page. Mairi’s Wedding is … 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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Tha Mi Sgith: a Gaelic lullaby for flutes and whistles

This week saw consolidation of our tunes in the classes and the FluteFling classes started looking at a couple of new tunes to work on over the next three weeks. See below for news on the scheduled break and classes. … Continue reading

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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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Autumn term dates and a few changes

The new dates for flute and whistle classes in Portobello are now live and there will be six fortnightly classes between now and Christmas for both Beginner and Improver groups, commencing on Thursday 6 September . A new feature is … 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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