Tag Archives: Coldstream

FluteFling slip jigs from Northumberland and Scotland

This week in the Improvers class we looked at a slip jig as a companion to The New Claret, which we learned earlier in the term. The main focus was The Peacock Followed the Hen, a Northumbrian tune that is … 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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Border Gaitherin’ 2011 recordings available

Recordings of the tunes taught at the recent Border Gaitherin’ have been made available for download at sister site The Flow. Released under a Creative Commons licence, the recordings feature tunes that exist in Northumbrian, Scottish and Irish traditions: The … Continue reading

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Border Gaitherin’ Music

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. … Continue reading

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The Border Gaitherin’

In case you haven’t decided what to do this weekend yet and you’re within striking distance of the Scottish Border, there is always The Border Gaitherin’ at Coldstream. Sessions, concerts and workshops – including whistle from myself (Sunday) and flute … 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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