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Another Scots march for the whistle: Greenwoodside

This weeks tune for the Scots Music Group is the Highland pipes march Greenwoodside. Like many, the melody is closely derived from a song, in this case Bonny Greenwoodside, also known as The Cruel Mother. There are various lyrics, but … Continue reading

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Chorriechollie’s and the Folk Process

We’ve been learning Chorriechollie’s Farewell to the Northern Meeting at the SMG whistle classes. Or have we? One of the students (thanks John!) did some research on the tune as he was already familiar with it and  learned that the … Continue reading

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SMG Whistle: Campell’s Farewell to Redcastle

This week we recapped on The Skye Boat Song and The Arran Boat Song. We played the tunes as a set, ending by revisiting the Skye Boat Song and playing its special ending. We also practised long tone improvisations based … Continue reading

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