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  Clandestine Mazurka, Sat 29th, 4pm
Posted by: Jack Campin - 9 hours ago - Forum: Other Music - No Replies

Something in between a busk and a flashmob, if anybody wants to try some Continental European music and dance on Saturday afternoon:


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  Tullichewan Castle
Posted by: Alcluith - Yesterday, 09:05 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (10)

Looking for a bit of assistance from some of the more experienced posters out there.  
I found this piece of pipe music with the intention of playing on mandolin. I was going to use MuseScore to create tabs but seen a few things I was not sure about, and therefore thought to seek help.

The first is the key signature looks like A but with G instead of G#, never seen this before?

Secondly there is a lot of grace notes in the piece, so how best to handle them  when played on mandolin, ignore them, add some or add all? 

Hope this make sense.


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Lightbulb Urquhart's Scots Measure
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 25-07-2017, 08:11 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (1)

Urquhart's Scots Measure

I was looking at some tunes from the Blaikie manuscript, which was given to Sir Walter Scott in 1824 by Andrew Blaikie. It was in tablature for the Viol de Gamba and dated 1692 (my copy came from Jack Campin's transcription, available from Jack's web site). I played a tune from there called Honest Luckie, and it rang a bell; I recognised it from somewhere, and with a bit of investigation I found it in Oswald's Caledonian Companion, vol.8 as Wrquahart's Scotts Measure. Click on the image below to download the tune in mandolin tablature.

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  Cruden Bay
Posted by: Alcluith - 17-07-2017, 02:20 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (3)

Post for John Kelly


having recently listened to you playing the tune Cruden Bay on YouTube, I was wondering if you would have the tabs for it?


Alcluith  Rolleyes

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  Mandolins in Argyll
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 07-07-2017, 07:59 AM - Forum: Other Classes, Workshops, Events - Replies (1)

Tonight at St Conan's Kirk, Loch Awe, the Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra are performing a concert. 7.30pm.

Sunday 9th July we're doing a short recital at Iona Abbey, 3pm, and a full concert at Iona Community Hall at 7pm. Donations.

Something a bit different, if you happen to be passing...

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  Annie Laurie
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 04-07-2017, 08:13 AM - Forum: Old Time Music - Replies (6)

Anna “Annie” Laurie (1682-1764) has been immortalised in a song supposed to stem from a frustrated romance with Captain William Douglas. Although its original authorship is in question, it was developed by Lady John Scott, and the song became popular all over the word. Instumental versions are common: in Ireland it is played as a polka (The Scartaglen Polka), while in the United States as a waltz. My setting here is based on a version by Oregon fiddler Vivian Williams, who includes it as part of her “Songs from the Civil War” show. You can see her playing it in the video below. In the meantime, to download the mandolin music, click on this sheet:

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  The Bloody Fields of Flanders
Posted by: Alcluith - 21-06-2017, 03:17 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (4)

I heard John Kelly playing this tune on YouTube. I was wondering if anyone had the tabs or ABC for it.



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Music 2 Kitty High
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 19-06-2017, 10:38 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (3)

I was listening to a Jimmy Shand recording and this tune took my fancy. It has elements of many tunes, but I haven't investigated much to see if it exists under a different name. I have changed the penultimate bar because Jimmy's setting goes up to the high c note.

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  Congatulations, Nigel
Posted by: JAJ - 24-05-2017, 01:11 PM - Forum: Nigel Gatherer's Classes - Replies (1)

On being inducted to the Scottish Hall of Fame   https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/hal...-gatherer/

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  Klezmer events, Edinburgh/Doune, 26-28 May
Posted by: Jack Campin - 28-04-2017, 01:43 PM - Forum: Other Classes, Workshops, Events - Replies (1)

I hope this doesn't clash with anything Nigel's doing.  (Hint: a calendar on the home page would help).

The (nameless) Edinburgh klezmer group are organizing a weekend of events in Edinburgh and Doune on 26-28 May.

- klezmer ceilidh on Friday 26th (tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/klezmer-k...4033339635)

- workshop on playing for dancing on Saturday 27th (10am-midday, Artisan Bar, Abbeyhill)

- similar events in Doune on Saturday night and Sunday morning (flyers will be added when I get them).

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