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The Wednesday Slow Session

It's not easy knowing what tunes to learn for sessions, as each session is different and even within each session tunes com in and out of fashion. For the Wednesday Slow Session we've tried to compile a common repertoire so that people can learn a few tunes and know that if they start them, others will join in.

I have also prepared books of session tunes which contain many of the tunes which form the repertoire of the Wednesday Slow Session. For further details and how to obtain these books, visit www.alpscotsmusic.org, or The Pigpipe Press pages on this site.

Below is a list of sets I've compiled to help you guard against drying up when it comes to choosing the next tune. If you have any other questions or problems, let me know (email me).

Nigel Gatherer
Last updated: 20th October 2004.

Wednesday Slow Session - Suggestions for Sets

Hills of Glenorchy/The Old Grey Cat
Jig O' Slurs/Atholl Highlanders
Calum's Road/Memories of Father Angus/The Hut on Staffin Island
Flowers of Edinburgh/Staten Island
Spootiskerry/Willafjord/Sleep Soond Ida Moarnin OR:
Spootiskerry/Willafjord/High Road to Linton
Johnny McIljohn's No.1
Denis Murphy's Polka/Egan's Polka [G]Egan's Polka [D]/Boys of the Town
Back o' Benachie/Davie, Davie Knick Knack/Soldier's Joy/Mrs MacLeod
Harvest Home/Boys of Blue Hill/Off to California
Trip to Pakistan/The Shore Bar/Morrison's Jig
Burning of the Piper's Hut/Smith's a Gallant Fireman/The Keel Row
Oliver Jack/Donald Blue/Mirrie Boys o Greenland
Over the Border/The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre/Stool of Repentance
The Stronsay Waltz/The Rope Waltz
Full Rigged Ship (2); New Rigged Ship (2)
The Sound of Sleat/Far From Home
Barren Rocks of Aden/The Piper's Cave/Teribus
72nd's Farewell to Aberdeen/Captain CampbellBrenda Stubbert's Reel (x2)
Solo Pieces:
click here for a general list of tunes.