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  Sarah's song- John Kelly
Posted by: Alcluith - 08-10-2016, 08:39 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (13)


I have been enjoying your music on SoundCloud and in particular enjoyed Sarah's song.  Would love learn to play that tune, would you have the dots for it.


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  Forum and Website Down
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 07-10-2016, 09:29 PM - Forum: The Gathering Forum Admin - Replies (1)

My websitem emails and forum were down for several hours today. I thought it was my fault until other people started telling me that they couldn't connect. Everything seems to be back now.

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  Selkirk Sessions
Posted by: Jack Campin - 07-10-2016, 07:45 PM - Forum: Other Classes, Workshops, Events - Replies (11)

Are the usual suspects going to Selkirk tomorrow?  I will be.

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  October 3rd
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 03-10-2016, 09:23 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (3)

Today is the anniversary of The Battle of Glenlivat in 1594, when the Earl of Huntly defeated the Royal troops led by the Earl of Argyll.

"Glenlivat" can be found in Alexander Walker's collection of 1866.
"Glenlivet" is in Kerr's Merry Melodies, Book 1 (c1875), and has been recorded by Alison Kinnaird, The Whistlebinkies, and Ceolbeg.
"The Glenlivet" by James Scott Skinner is named after the whisky of the same name, and has been recorded by fiddlers Angus Cameron and J F Dickie, and under the name "Jimmy Lyon's Highland" by the Irish group Altan.

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  New Jigs
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 01-10-2016, 12:08 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (2)

I used three of my own jigs for the music to the 2016 Crieff Arts festival slideshow (below). They are all named after musicians I works with: 

Compliments to Finlay Allison
Alan Shute's Jig
Jonesy's Jig

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Posted by: nigelgatherer - 01-10-2016, 10:20 AM - Forum: The Gathering Forum Admin - No Replies

I have disabled automatic registration now, as the number of spammers is increasing daily. If anyone wishes to join, hopefully they'll read the "How to Join The Gathering Forum" post and contact me. I can't see any disadvantages to this, but please let me know if it causes any problems with your interaction.

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  Jenn & Laura-Beth
Posted by: Eric R - 29-09-2016, 02:20 PM - Forum: Other Classes, Workshops, Events - Replies (2)

At the BMG Rally/Festival in Glasgow earlier this year Jenn Butterworth (guitar & vocal) and Laura-Beth Salter (mandolin & vocal) gave a particularly stunning performance. On that basis I suggested to the Balerno Folk Club that they might invite them. I'm delighted to say that they gave a brilliant gig there last Tuesday, and their speed, accuracy, blending and interpretation was superb. I am mentioning this since Folk Clubs sometimes wonder who to invite, and if any of you are involved in making bookings I strongly recommend this delightful duo to you.

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  Mystery Jig .. ?
Posted by: Dick Glasgow - 28-09-2016, 06:01 PM - Forum: Other Music - Replies (8)

Does anyone know this Jig?

I was asked its name recently but names are not my strong point.

Sounds Irish to me, but maybe not. 

Mystery Jig


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  Leslie's Bar slow session
Posted by: Jack Campin - 28-09-2016, 02:04 PM - Forum: Other Classes, Workshops, Events - Replies (13)

Is the slow session at Leslie's Bar in Causewayside still going?

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  Beyond a Joke
Posted by: nigelgatherer - 25-09-2016, 05:56 PM - Forum: The Gathering Forum Admin - Replies (1)

I've come to the forum to see that 30 accounts are waiting for activation. Most, if not all, will be bogus. Most of them will be obvious: name doesn't match the user name, or the email address is blatant advertising. However, there are always some that are ambiguous, so to give them the benefit of the doubt, I search for them. Very often their email address comes up in "Stop Forum Spam", but not always. All in all, it's a pain. I didn't have the problem before because I insisted that everyone asked me to join the forum, but in the new forum, some people had problems logging in.

I'm going to try it out soon, to stop all this nonsense, so if you have any problems with the changes, please let me know.

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