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Last update: 11th Mar 2017

Tune Collections Index

Containing information on published tune collections through the years.

Date Details
1742 William McGibbon, A Collection of Scots Tunes
Scottish tunes in four volumes, also bound as one volume.
1781 A Collection of Strathspey Reels
Composed by Wm Marshall (Neil Stewart, Edinburgh)
1783 Airs, Minuets, Gavotts and Reels
Composed by Robert Macintosh (Robert Macintosh, Edinburgh)
1784 The Patrick McDonald Collection
Highland Vocal Airs, Country Dances or Reels of the North Highlands and Western Isles.
[new edition published 2000]
1788 The Malcolm McDonald Collection
of Strathspey Reels etc. (four volumes)
[new edition published 2002]
1793 Sixty Eight New Reels, Strathspeys & Quicksteps
Composed by Robert Macintosh (Robert Macintosh, Edinburgh)
1796 A 3rd Book of Sixty Eight New Reels and Strathspeys
Composed by Robert Macintosh (J Hamilton, Edinburgh)
1799 Thomas Calvert, Kelso, Collection
A Collection of Marches, Quick Steps, Strathspeys & Reels (Kelso)
1799
-1839
Niel Gow & Sons, Complete Repository
of Original Scots Slow Strathspeys and Dances (three volumes)
[facsimiles of the above were published in 1983, 1988, and 1998]
1803 A 4th Book of New Strathspey Reels
Also some Famous old Reels, Compiled and Composed by Robert Macintosh (Robert Macintosh)
1815 Complete Tutor Violin
To which is added a Collection of Irish & Scotch Airs, Strathspeys, Reels &c (Edinburgh)
1819 The Beauties of Gow
Being a Selection of the Most Favourite Tunes from his First, Second and Third Collections (three volumes, Edinburgh)
[a 3-vol facsimile of the above was published in 1983]
1822 [William] Marshall's Scottish Airs, Melodies,
Strathspeys, Reels, &c (Wm Marshall, Edinburgh)
1845 Volume 2nd of a Collection
of Scottish Melodies, Reels, Strathspeys, Jigs, Slow Airs, Being the Genuine & Posthumous Works of William Marshall (Alexander Robertson, Edinburgh)
1874 The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles
Edited by Captn S Fraser (Edinburgh)
1874 The Angus Fraser Collection
of Scottish Gaelic Airs (manuscript)
[a new edition of the above was published in 1996]
1895 The Gesto Collection of Highland Music
Compiled and Arranged by Keith Norman MacDonald.
[a facsimile of this book came out in 1997]
1901 Puirt-a-Beul
Compiled and Arranged by Keith Norman MacDonald. (Mclaren & Sons, Glasgow)
1930 A Collection of Reels Strathspeys Marches etc
Composed by James Macintosh, Dunkeld (Patersons Sons & Co, Perth)
1932 Old Scottish Music
Collected and Adapted by Annie Shand. (Aird & Coghill, Glasgow)
1951 Scottish Dances
Arranged for Accordion by R McF Adamson & W L Spence (Hohner, London)
43 traditional tunes
1957 The Scottish Music Maker
A Choice Selection from the Compositions of James Scott Skinner, Ed. J Murdoch Henderson (Bayley & Ferguson, Glasgow)
c1957 The Jimmy Shand Bagpipe March Book
Arranged by Jimmy Shand and Ian MacLeish (Mozart Allan, Glasgow)
1961 The Jimmy Blair Album (James S Kerr, Glasgow) (12 original and 6 traditional tunes)
1961 Jimmy Blair's Scottish Dance Favourites
Scotland's No.1 Radio, TV and Recording Artist (Gate Music, New York)
(3 traditional and 12 original tunes)
1961 Eight Scottish Country Dances
Music Arr by Ian MacLeish (Mozart Allan, Glasgow)
(15 traditional and 1 original tunes)
1963 The White Heather Collection
Book 2 (Scotia Music, Glasgow)
[16 original tunes]
c1964 Ian Powrie's Selection of Scottish Country Dance Tunes
(Mozart Allan, Glasgow)
(1 traditional and 7 original tunes)
1970 Rob Gordon's Book of Scottish Music
(James S Kerr, Glasgow)
[11 original tunes]
1971 The Newcastle Collection
of Scottish Country Dance Tunes (RSCDS, Newcastle)
[41 original tunes]
1972 Kerr's Thistle Collection
Collected and Arranged by James Hunter(James S Kerr, Glasgow)
[40 original tunes]
1973 Golden Jubilee 1923-1973
A Suite of Three Dances (The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society)
[3 traditional tunes]
1974 The Jim MacLeod Collection
of Scottish Songs and Dances (Mozart Allan, Glasgow)
[10 original tunes]
1977 The Ron Gonnella Collection of Fiddle Music, Vol.1
(Mozart Allan, Glasgow)
[35 traditional tunes]
1978 Marshall's Scottish Airs, Melodies,
Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs &c for the Violin (Fiddlecase Books, New Hampshire)
[a facsimile of four of Marshall's collections in one volume]
2000 The First Collection of Tunes
Composed by Iain Peterson for Scottish Dance Music (Shian Music, Grangemouth)
[25 original tunes]
1979 The Fiddle Music of Scotland
A Comprehensive Annotated Collection of 365 Tunes by James Hunter (Chambers, Edinburgh)
1980 A Second Collection of Tunes
Composed by Iain Peterson (Shian Music, Grangemouth)
[17 original compositions]
1981 The Caledonian Companion
By Alastair J Hardie (EMI Music Publishing, London)
1981 The Melrose Collection Vol.1
of Scottish Dance Music (Stebelin Music, Melrose)
38 original compositions
1982 The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles
Edited by Captn S Fraser (Paul Cranford, Nova Scotia)
[a facsimile of the original edition published in 1874]
c1982 The Third Collection of Tunes
Composed by Iain Peterson for Scottish Dance Music (Shian Music, Grangemouth)
[20 original tunes]
1983 The Beauties of Gow
Being a Selection of the Most Favourite Tunes from his First, Second and Third Collections (three volumes, Lincolnshire)
[3-vol facsimile of original published in 1819]
1984 The Calum MacLean Collection
of Original Compositions, Volume 1 (Sidlaw Music, Forfar)
1985 The Hills of Atholl
A Collection of Scottish Music composed by Freeland Barbour (Sidlaw Music, Forfar)
1985 Niel Gow & Sons, Complete Repository
of Original Scots Slow Strathspeys and Dances (three volumes, Oxford)
[3-vol facsimile of original published in various editions from 1799-1839]
1986 The Gow Collection of Scottish Dance Music
Compiled and Edited by Richard Carlin (Oak Books, New York)
[new settings from various Gow publications]
1986 The Clunes Collection
of Scots Fiddle Music (Donald Riddell, Inverness)
[46 original and 8 traditional tunes]
1987 The Leaside Collection
of Original Compositions by Bill Black (Deeay Music, Forfar)
[29 original tunes]
1989 The Dance Music of Lindsay Ross
The Compositions of Lindsay Ross (1931-1980) (Inchcape Music, Arbroath)
1989 Tummelside
A Second Collection of Scottish Music composed by Freeland Barbour (Deeay Music, Forfar)
1990 The Melrose Collection Vol.2
of Scottish Dance Music (Stebelin Music, Melrose)
35 original compositions
1991 The Strathardle Collection
A Second Collection of Original Compositions by Ian Powrie (Deeay Music, Forfar)
[24 original tunes]
1991 The Eighth Collection of Scottish Dance Music
Compiled by Iain Peterson (Shian Music, Dollar)
1995 The Eleventh Collection of Scottish Dance Music
Compiled by Iain Peterson (Shian Music, Dollar)
1995 The Cunningham Collection
Original Compositions by Phil Cunningham, Vol.1, The House In Rose Valley (Bracken Music, Beauly)
57 original tunes
1996 The Angus Fraser Collection
of Scottish Gaelic Airs (Taigh na Teud, Skye)
[new settings of a 1874 manuscript]
1996 The Kilted Fiddler
A Collection of Scottish Fiddle Tunes by Alan Lerwick (Centerstream Publishing, California)
149 traditional and 18 original tunes
1996 The Jim Johnstone Collection
of Original Compositions for Accordion & Fiddle (Deeay Music, Forfar)
51 original tunes
1996 The Furrows End
A Collection of Original Compositions by Gordon Patullo (Deeay Music, Forfar)
45 original tunes
1997 Bonnie Rideout: Soft May Morn
Music from the the North Highlands and Western Isles (Mel Bay, Misouri)
[new settings of music from the Patrick McDonald Collection 1784]
1997 The Gesto Collection of Highland Music
Compiled and Arranged by Keith Norman MacDonald. (Llanerch, Dyfed, Wales)
[a facsimile of the 1895 edition]
1998 Gow's Repository of the Dance Music of Scotland
In Three Books (Llanerch, Dyfed, Wales)
[1-vol facsimile of original published in various editions from 1799-1839]
1998 Fergie's Collection
Tunes composed by Fergie MacDonald (Rannoch Music, Acharacle)
[25 original tunes]
1999 Puirt a Eilean Leodhais
Tunes from the Isle of Lewis composed by Ian Crichton (Rowancroft Music, Lewis)
[41 original tunes]
1999 The Loch Ness Collection
150 New Scottish Dance Tunes and Airs by Eric Allan (Eric & Helen Allan, Drumossie)
[150 original tunes]
2000 The Patrick McDonald Collection
Highland Vocal Airs, Country Dances or Reels of the North Highlands and Western Isles. (Taigh na Teud, Skye)
[new settings of the 1784 publication]
2000 The Millenium Collection of Tunes
Compiled by Iain Peterson for Scottish Dance Music (Shian Music, Dollar)
[33 original tunes]
2002 The Malcolm McDonald Collection
of Strathspey Reels etc. (Taigh na Teud, Skye)
[new settings of the 1788 publication]
2002 The Blackadder Companion Tunebook
All tunes composed by Muriel Johnstone (Scotscores, Perthshire)
2002 Scottish Fire
Traditional and Original Tunes for Fiddle from 1762 to the Present by Bonnie Rideout (Mel Bay, Missouri)
30 traditional and 3 original tunes
2002 Scottish Fiddle Encyclopedia
by Bonnie Rideout (Mel Bay, Missouri)
174 traditional tunes
2006 Scottish Fiddle Tunes
Sixty Traditional Pieces for Violin, by Iain Fraser (Schott, Germany)
2007 The Marshall Collections
Six Collections of Music by William Marshall (Highland Music Trust, Inverness)
[new settings of Marshall's collections in one volume]
2009 When the Boat Comes Hame
A Collection of Scottish Airs and Dance Tunes Selected by John Loesberg (Ossian Publications, London)
199 traditional tunes
2010 Tunes of Coigach
A New Collection of Traditional Highland Tunes Composed by Ali 'Beag' MacLeod (Beag CD, Achiltibuie)
10 original tunes
2011 Airs & Dances
A Collection of Scottish Strathspeys compiled by Mara Shea (Mel Bay, Missouri)
106 traditional tunes
2012 Puirt-a-Beul
Compiled and Arranged by Keith Norman MacDonald. (Taigh na Teud, Skye)
[new settings and annotations based on the 1901 original]
2013 The Cape Breton Scottish Collection
Edited by Paul Stewart Cranford (Cranford Publications, Nova Scotia)
318 traditional tunes
 
 

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