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Iona Theme
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  Mixter Maxter 15 in Carlops
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 24-02-2020, 01:47 PM - Forum: Nigel Gatherer's Workshops - No Replies

Mixter Maxter 15

Mixter Maxter 15 is heading back to Carlops on the 21st of March 2020. A few people missed out on MM14, so I've decided to give them another opportunity. The theme this time is The Year of the Tree. so all the tunes and songs will be tree-related.

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Booking is now open - see my website for further details.

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Music 2 Home with the Girls in the Morning
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 24-02-2020, 01:41 PM - Forum: Old Time Music - Replies (8)

Home with the Girls in the Morning

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I've heard a few recordings of this tune, and some play it with the F# at the end of the 5th line, and others don't. Take your pick. To access music sheets and soundfiles, click this link.

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  Tune of the Week #97: Maidens
Posted by: Alcluith - 18-02-2020, 10:47 AM - Forum: Tune of the Week - Replies (13)

This Jig  written by Andrew Rankine  which he said is named after 11th hole a Turnberry Golf Course, but it reminds me a the little village of Maidens, nearby, where my mother had a caravan for many years. We spent a lot of summers there with the family. 

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


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  Scottish Session
Posted by: Alcluith - 11-02-2020, 09:27 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (4)

I have been trying for a little while now to revive this Forum, but with very little success. Just a small core of people post here despite having  46 registered members.

As I final attempt I was thinking about a Scottish Session list, This is my collection  which I have included songs as well as tunes - what's would be yours.

Kismaul's Galley
Arran Boat
Galley of Lorne
Road to Drumleman
Soup Dragon
Smiling Spring
St Kilda Wedding
Greylag Geese
Norlan Wind
Kenmure's on or Awa'
Tramps and Hawkers
Calum's Road
Green and Blue
Boy's Lament for his Dragon
Robertson's Reel
Hurlock's Reel
Up the Norland Water
Setting Course for Lewis
Loch Tay Boat Song
O' Gin I were a Baron Heir
Braes o' Killiecrankie
Bottom of the Punch Bowl
Hugh the Graeme
High Road to Linton
The Spark among the Heather
Song of the Chanter
Flett frae Flotta
Redesdale Hornpipe
Glasgow Hornpipe
The Cuckoo
Leaving Barra
Music o' Spet
Water of Kylesku
Davie Knick Knack
Dark Island
Smile in your Sleep
We're no awa tae Bide awa.



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  Forum Not accepting new members
Posted by: Alcluith - 03-02-2020, 08:53 AM - Forum: The Gathering Forum Admin - No Replies


One of the members of the Mandolin Cafe "Tune of the Week" forum has advised that this Forum was not accepting new members. Can you advise?

Drew (Alcluith)

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  Valley of Strathmore
Posted by: Alcluith - 01-02-2020, 11:45 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (9)

Does any of the members have the music for Andy M Stewart's Valley of Strathmore, I have been looking for it for some time without any success.



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  St Andrew's Night Ceilidh Session
Posted by: Alcluith - 18-01-2020, 01:00 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (2)

To all members, not just those who post regularly, 

in a hope to try and stimulate some interest and activity into this forum.

Given that Burn's night is nearly passed, I would like to ask this question:-  

If you were asked to compile session for a St Andrew's Ceilidh, what would you include?????

come on, give it a try,  post your list. 

No prizes but maybe Nigel can select the one he thinks is the best compilation !!!!


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  The Harmonica
Posted by: Alcluith - 12-01-2020, 09:02 AM - Forum: Tune of the Week - Replies (4)

As soon as I seen this I thought of Drifter.

So this one is for him.

Hope Nigel Doesn't mind me posting this here.


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  Tonic Sol-fa.
Posted by: Alcluith - 08-01-2020, 04:32 PM - Forum: Other Music - Replies (7)

Another question for those more knowledgable than me???

Since I started learning the mandolin, and having no real music reading skills,  I started to use tabulation as a way of learning of learning tunes. This has been really good for me, and I have now started  lo learn to read music.  The problem I have is I now realise that I know most tunes by playing by numbers rather than by anything else, I know the tune I'm my head but I also have  2, 4, 5 0,2, 3, 5, 5, 7, 5, etc in my head rather that the notes. I am now trying to read music but its slow, very slow. I noted in a lot of old sheet music, the tend to have the old Tonic sol-fa and I thought that might be useful, especially for changing key, but I am thinking I might just be substitution numbers for "Doh Ra Me" which might be the wrong way to go..  

So my question is what would you recommend as the way to move forward???


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  Far Away In Australia
Posted by: Alcluith - 03-01-2020, 09:14 AM - Forum: Tune of the Week - Replies (1)

Given I have three grandchildren, other relations and friends in Australia, and with the continued threat to life and property by fires,  I thought this little tune was very apt at this time.

Hope you like it


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