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GFW Monday Slow Session

Each Monday evening before the GFW classes, I run a slow session for any and all students of the GFW classes. For each night I have scheduled a tune or set which will be particularly concentrated on each evening. These tunes are available to download, and can be used by any of the students or tutors.


Date Tunes MP3s
2019 Terms A & B Sep-Dec 2019
26/8 A1 General Session
2/9 A2
9/9 A3
Roll Her On the Hill
The Glenburnie Rant
[MP3]
16/9 A4
23/9 A5
The Top of Ben Lomond
The Island of Mull
[MP3]
7/10 A6
21/10 A7
28/10 B1
Before I Marry
Morag
Hi Ho Hiram
[MP3]
4/11 B2 O, Are You Sleeping, Maggie? [MP3]
11/11 B3
18/11 B4
Johnny Todd
Far From Home
[MP3]
25/11 B5 I'll Tell Me Ma/The Rattlin' Bog [MP3]
2/12 B6 All the tunes above
9/12 B7 End-of-Year Session (All the above tunes will be played)
 
2019 Terms C & D Feb-Jun 2020
3/2 C1 General Session
17/2 C2
24/2 C3
Isle of Mull
Mull of the Cool High Bens
[MP3]
2/3 C4
9/3 C5
Mount Stuart House
Good Night & Joy Be With You
[MP3]
16/3 C6
23/3 C7
Glasgow Highlanders
Cropie's Strathspey
[MP3]
30/3 D1 A Fisherman's Song [MP3]
20/4 D2 Laura-Beth's Polka [MP3]
27/4 D3
11/5 D4
A Fig for a Kiss
Another Jig Will Do
[MP3]
18/5 D5 Kelvingrove [MP3]
1/6 D6 All the tunes above
8/6 D7 End-of-Year Session (All the above tunes will be played)
 

Slow Session Collection 9 (Sep 2019-Jun 2020)

GFW Slow Session Tunes GFW Slow Session Tunes
  • Roll Her On the Hill/The Glenburnie Rant
  • Top of Ben Lomond/Island of Mull
  • Before I Marry/Morag/Hi Ho Hiram
  • O. Are Ye Sleepin' Maggie?
  • Johnny Todd/Far from Home
  • I'll Tell Me Ma/The Rattlin' Bog
  • Isle of Mull/Mull of the Cool High Bens
  • Mount Stuart House/Good Night and Joy Be With You
  • Glasgow Highlanders/Cropie's Strathspey
  • A Fisherman's Song for Attracting Seals
  • Laura-Beth's Polka
  • A Fig for a Kiss/Another Jig Will Do
  • Kelvingrove
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature

Whistle Notation Fiddle Fingering


Slow Session Collection 8 (Sep 2018-Jun 2019)

GFW Slow Session Tunes GFW Slow Session Tunes
  • Mairi's Wedding/Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie/Thistle of Scotland/Barren Rocks of Aden
  • Flatwater Fran
  • Janice's Tune
  • When the Battle is O'er
  • Johnny Will You Marry Me?/Welcome, Charlie Stewart
  • Donachd Head/Jamie Rae
  • Ger the Rigger/We Won't Go Home/Rakes of Mallow
  • Huntingtone Castle
  • Cawdor Fair/The Brown Haired Lad
  • Salmon Tails/Reel of Tullochgorum
  • Liberty
  • Leaving Barra
  • March of the GFW
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature

Whistle Notation Fiddle Fingering


Slow Session Collection 7 (Feb-Jun 2018)

GFW Slow Session Tunes GFW Slow Session Tunes
  • Loch Torridon
  • Whelan's Hornpipe
  • Mrs Jamieson's Favourite
  • The Hundred Pipers
  • The Cock o' the North
  • The Galway Hornpipe
  • Lass o' Paitie's Mill
  • Davie Knick Knack
  • Sheebeg Sheemore
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Staten island
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature


Slow Session Collection 6 (Sep-Oct 2017)

GFW Slow Session Tunes GFW Slow Session Tunes
  • The Bear Dance
  • Alasdair of the Dun
  • The Cockle Gatherers
  • Mirrie Boys of Greenland
  • Oliver Jack
  • The Cradle Song
  • The Gathering
  • The Soup Dragon
  • Farewell to Govan
  • Lucy Farr's Hornpipe
  • Ballachulish Glen
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature Whistle NotationFiddle Fingering


Slow Session Collection 5 (Feb-June 2017)

GFW Slow Session Tunes GFW Slow Session Tunes
  • Many's the Thing I Saw
  • Tatties and Herrin'
  • Jeanie's Blue Een
  • My Lame Leg
  • Rowing from Islay to Uist
  • Elizabeth's Big Coat
  • My Gentle Milkmaid
  • Forneth House
  • If I had Maggie in the Woods
  • Tralee Gaol
  • What's a' the Steer, Kimmer?
  • Duncan Davidson
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature


Slow Session Collection 4 (Sep-Oct 2016)

GFW Slow Session Tunes GFW Slow Session Tunes
  • Toureendarby Polka
  • Hayden Fancy
  • Death of the Wren
  • Glendaruel Highlanders
  • Leg of a Duck
  • Jack Broke the Prison Door
  • Donald Blue
  • Stronsay Waltz
  • The Rope Waltz
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature


Slow Session Collection 3 (Feb-Jun 2016)

GFW Slow Session Tunes GFW Slow Session Tunes
  • The Fairy Dance
  • Jumping Geordie
  • Ronas Voe
  • Starry Nights o' Shetland
  • Angus MacLeod
  • Teribus
  • The Hopeful Lover
  • Out On the Ocean
  • The Lilting Banshee
  • The Cairdin' Punchbowl
  • A Man's a Man
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature


Slow Session Collection 2 (Aug-Dec 2015)

GFW Slow Session Tunes GFW Slow Session Tunes
  • The Peat Fire Flame
  • Island Dance
  • Tail Toddle
  • The Shepherd's Wife
  • The Stool of Repentance
  • March of the GFW
  • Road to Lisdoonvarna
  • O'Keeffe's Slide
  • Mo Chuachag Laghach
  • Westering Home
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Patrick O'Connor's No.1
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature


Slow Session Collection 1 (April-June 2015)

Scratchy Noises 11 Music Scratchy Noises 11 Music
  • The Navvy on the Line
  • I Would Travel
  • Egan's Polka
  • John Ryan's Polka
  • Sweet Maid of Glendaruel
  • Calum's Road
Standard Notation Mandolin Tablature

Name: GFW Slow Session
Location: John Wheatley College
Day: Mondays
Time: 6.55 - 7.25pm
Last updated: 9th Jul 2019 11.45pm

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