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Nigel Gatherer's First Collection

Details of the Tunes in Nigel Gatherer's First Collection (2012)



  • Air for America slow air composed after 11th September 2001
  • Air for Linda slow air for a late art school friend
  • Alan Shute's jig in tribute to a fine accordionist and a fine man
  • Alison & Iwan's waltz composed for a wedding
  • Alligan Burn slow march
  • Anna-Wendy's jig in tribute to Anna Wendy Stevenson, the fiddler
  • Auchindrain slow reel
  • Ballintra House march
  • Bass Rock Hermit strathspey named for St Baldred of East Lothian
  • Bill & Morag's waltz composed for my late father's wedding
  • Braid Burn (waltz) the Braid Burn is in Edinburgh
  • Cas-Chrom, The reel named after the Gaelic foot-plough
  • Compliments to Finlay Allison jig for someone I look up to
  • Cowan Road (jig) where Johnny Cradden lived once upon a time
  • Crowe's Nest polka for Jim Crowe
  • Crown At Portpatrick waltz titled after a particularly nice meal
  • East Parkside slow air named for a street where I rediscovered my love of music
  • Gorgie Farm jig for a city farm in Edinburgh
  • Innerpeffray Chapel reel
  • John Carmichael's Welcome march for a great accordionist
  • Johnny Cradden's reel for someone who was musically influential to me
  • Jonesy's jig for Alan Jones of East Kilbride
  • June's reel for my beautiful June McEwan
  • Knock, The reel named for the hill at the back of Crieff
  • Lewis's Air slow air for a former band-mate's baby
  • London's Big jig in reference to the town of Biggar
  • Morag Turner's reel for my stepmother
  • My Beautiful Mandolin Friend slow air for my late friend Alison Stephens
  • Nuala's jig for Nuala Kennedy, musician extraordinaire
  • Rusty Nail reel named after a cocktail - a mixter of Scotch and Bourbon
  • Sandy Gatherer's jig for my uncle, Dr Alex Gatherer
  • Seonaid Lynn's reel for a fiddler in Edinburgh
  • Soggy Path, The polka - after a walk on Skye
  • Stairhead Critics reel
  • Water Wynd reel named after the former name of the street where I live in Crieff
  • Weaver, The polka for Alan Jones of East Kilbride
  • Wistfulness slow air inspired by Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire



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