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  Mandolin Advise
Posted by: Alcluith - 17-10-2016, 10:24 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (3)

I am currently learning the mandolin and have a one off chance to upgrade my mandolin. Being left handed I have limited choice.  But I have tried and liked the left handed Eastman MD805 and love the look and sound of Nigel's Rigel mandolin. I have tried a Moon flat top but found it to be a bit quiet for my style of playing. So I thought I would ask some of the more experienced members what they would advise.

Alcluith

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  Saved Drafts - where to find again?
Posted by: Trish Santer - 16-10-2016, 11:42 PM - Forum: The Gathering Forum Admin - No Replies

Tonight I typed quite a long reply, but decided I needed to check it further before posting it. Can't find it anywhere! Don't want to have to re-type everything I said, so where can I find it, please? Nothing showing in my profile, tried the back button but it just will not come up!  Sad


Answering my own question, in case anyone else has similar problems: I had to go into the "Private Messages" bit, then a menu appeared on L-hand side of screen, including "Saved Drafts". Clicked on the thread name and it all disappeared again. 
So............back to "Private Messages">Saved Drafts>Edit Drafts, and finally got my message back!

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  Sons of Glencoe
Posted by: Alcluith - 13-10-2016, 09:19 AM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (18)

I have been searching the net for two tunes without success Sad and I was wondering if anyone would have the dots for

Sons of Glencoe or
Road to Gruner Bay( not sure of the spelling of this piece Blush )


regards

Drew Davidson
Alcluith

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  Sad News..... Angus R Grant
Posted by: JAJ - 10-10-2016, 12:27 PM - Forum: Scottish Music - Replies (7)

I wasn't sure where to post this on the site but under Scottish Music seems fair enough...

Sad news this morning that Angus Grant Junior of Shooglenifty fame passed away at the weekend at St Columba's Hospice after a short illness

A tribute on The Shoogles own site

http://www.shooglenifty.com/2016/10/angus/ 

Deepest condolences to all his family, friends, and others who have been inspired by this fine musician.

Angus was one of my earliest  tutors at The Scots Music Group(Then known as The ALP) back in 1992. Thanks to him, I learned many great tunes, good advice, and a love and respect for the music which always be with me.

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

John,

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.


Alcluith

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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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  Registration
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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