Tag Archives: Brittany

End of Term: a Breton Waltz revisited

FluteFling finished for the summer with a Breton waltz. Valse de Galorn is a relatively simple tune in E dorian (has just two sharps*) that I also taught last year. I learned the tune from a recording of Shegui entitled … 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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SMG Whistle: Valse de Galorn

Another Breton tune, this time Valse de Galorn, a waltz learned from In the Wind, a recording by Shegui, an English-Scots-Irish band with Edinburgh connections who were around in the 80s. Their flute player was Londoner John Skelton, who also … Continue reading

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SMG whistle: Looking ahead to The Stramash

The Scots Music Group Stramash is scheduled to be on Wednesday 7th December and with some uncertainty about dates and availability due to planned forthcoming strike on 30th Novemeber by school teachers and council workers, we decided to begin focusing … Continue reading

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SMG whistle: Laridé de Portobello

After the October break, the Scots Music Group beginner whistle class returned with a new tune, a Breton dance piece that has developed a life of its own. As with most Breton tunes, it is untitled and just bears the … Continue reading

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Fun Flute updates: An Dro from Brittany and Dolina MacKay

I have just uploaded the music and MP3 for a Breton An Dro (literally, “The Dance”), which is a popular dance type in Brittany, and the music for a four-part pipe reel entitled Dolina MacKay to The Flow web site. … Continue reading

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