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New flute and whistle tunes for May: a jig and a fling

Last night the SMG whistlers made good progress with what seemed to be a daunting task a couple of weeks ago, learning the Scottish jig A Fisherman’s Song for Attracting Seals. A very unusual tune in its use of repetitive … Continue reading

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New beginner jig: Ciamar a nì mi an Dannsa Dìreach?

This week the SMG Beginners whistle class consolidated The Iona Boat Song and began looking at a jig. This one is a piece of Gaelic mouth music called Ciamar a nì mi an Dannsa Dìreach? (How Can I do the … Continue reading

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SMG Whistle and Fun Flute updates

The SMG Beginners Whistle group are doing very well this year and have begun looking at some tunes covered not that long ago by the Fun Flute Improvers Flute group. The tunes are The Lilting Banshee and The Mug of … Continue reading

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Fun Flute: The Mug of Brown Ale

The Improvers group this week looked at a popular Irish jig, The Mug of Brown Ale. The tune is in a “gapped” modal scale in A, either A Dorian (one sharp) or A Mixolydian (two sharps). Modes are quite ancient … Continue reading

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