Tag Archives: Scottish Borders

Recent and current projects: Fragments of Red

Fragments of Red I had conversations about this project from Summer 2013, but it wasn’t until January 2014 that I had the chance to become actively involved. Fragments of Red was the third of three events that took place in … Continue reading

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Autumn round-up: KinderConcert, sharing and projects

A round-up of recent project news, sharing and other events. KinderConcert I was pleased to be invited to participate recently in a KinderConcert performance in Edinburgh. Performing solo to a small group of children and parents, I introduced my various … Continue reading

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Schools project: Jock O’ the Syde

I’m delighted to be returning for the third year running to work with the Primary 7s at Trinity Primary School in Hawick as they prepare for their own dramatisation of a Border Ballad and performing it at the Hawick Reiver’s … Continue reading

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New SMG whistles and FluteFling tunes: yowes, maids and more

After last week’s hard workout, some consolidation of repertoire was the focus of the SMG whistle class this week. However, by request we looked at the air of a song from the Scottish Borders that is associated with Robert Burns, … 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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Thomas the Rhymer School project in Hawick

This week sees the culmination of a collaborative project with artist Jane Gaze and the P6 and P7 children and teachers at Trinity Primary School in Hawick and I am enjoying working with them again. The project, which was praised … 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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