Tag Archives: Scots

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 roundup, Midwinter excursion and next term

We are almost at the end of the Winter term and for the Scots Music Group whistlers we are focusing on the end of term Stramash on Wednesday 5th December, for which we will be playing Tha Mi Sgith and … Continue reading

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FluteFling and SMG roundup: The Pitnacree Ferryman and more

As we have seen recently, traditional tunes often have multiple identities. This week I abandoned my plans for the FluteFling Improvers class to teach The Blackberry Bush, a popular 4-part highland pipe reel because I wasn’t happy with the version … 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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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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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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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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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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