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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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  Mixter Maxter 9 - SoundCloud
Posted by: John Kelly - 13-04-2017, 09:37 AM - Forum: Nigel Gatherer's Workshops - No Replies

Just been on SoundCloud and note that Nigel has posted four tunes from the Mixter Maxter 9 Workshop. I was not an attendee but the tunes are there for all to have a listen to.

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  want to play for Appalachian stepdance?
Posted by: Jack Campin - 02-04-2017, 10:39 AM - Forum: Old Time Music - Replies (2)

The Appalachian clogging group "Kick the Cat" practice every Tuesday at 7.30, Dean Bowling Club, Comely Bank.  Good venue with the cheapest beer in Edinburgh.

They're looking for someone to play live for them.  I could, but I do klezmer every second Tuesday and I wouldn't want to do that kind of music solo.

Anybody up for it?

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  The Gathering 2017
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 05-03-2017, 08:51 PM - Forum: Nigel Gatherer's Workshops - Replies (1)

My annual meet in Crieff is happening on 20th May, the day before my 60th birthday. I can't believe it, but I'll be very glad to be around!

I've just finished The Gathering tune book (which is the "ticket" for the event), and for a wee while you can download it for free from:


Hope it's of interest. (Tab versions will follow, but I'm exhausted...)

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