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SMG Slow Session Class

SMG Slow Session Class

The Slow Session class was started by me many years ago and has now existed for fifteen years. The main idea was to build up a repertoire and learn to play with other people. The classroom activities are just that: tunes are learned, sets are compiled and music is played. The point of action is when the class is finished and we adjourn to The Wednesday Slow Session where we are joined by others and our music is played in a pub setting.

I seek out suitable tunes for the class course, and each year a possible list of new tunes is proposed and worked through. Inevitably, some of these tune "stick" while others don't.

The next term begins on Wednesday 19th April 2017. Details of what music will be covered during the coming term can be found below.


Music
Term C (April - June 2017)
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
19/4 C1 Salmon Tails/Reel of Tullochgorum [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
26/4 C2 Thunderhead/The Famous Baravan [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
3/5 C3 Gordon's Favourite/Chadwick's Bog [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
10/5 C4 Seonaidh's Tune/Glenlyon/Miss Girdle [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
17/5 C5 Mr & Mrs MacLean of Snaigow
Trip to Pakistan/The Shore Bar
[STD] [TAB]
[STD] [TAB]
[MP3]
24/5 C6 Far An Bi Mi Fhim/The Banks o' Clyde [STD] [TAB]
31/5 C7 Everything (plus picnic)
7/6 C8 End of Term Session
Previous terms:
Term A (September - December 2016)
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
Download all Term A's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
14/9 A1 1. Niel Gow
Drunk at Night, Dry in the Morning
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
21/9 A2 2. William Marshall
The Farewell
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
28/9 A3 3. Nathaniel Gow
Lady Mary Ramsay
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
5/10 A4 4. The Lowes
The Warlocks/Mrs Col Bailie
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
12/10 A5 5. Peter Milne
J O Forbes of Corse/Brig o' Feugh
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
19/10 XX Mid Term - No Class
26/10 A6 6. Scott Skinner
MacKenzie Hay/Kirrie Kebbuck
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
2/11 A7 7. John McLellan
Lochanside and My Home Town
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
9/11 A8 8. Angus Fitchet
Jim Broon of Kintillo/Miss Mary McGill
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
16/11 A9 9. Donald MacLeod
Flett from Flotta/Crossing the Minch
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
23/11 A10 10. Bobby MacLeod
Rock on the Clyde/Charlie Hunter
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
30/11 A11 11. Ronnie Cooper
Gordon's Favourite/Chadwick's Bog
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
7/12 A12 End of term Stramash
 
Term B (January - March 2017)
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
11/1 B1 Lucy Farr's Polka/The Top of the Maol [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
18/1 XX Parents' Night - No Class
25/1 B2 12. Gordon Duncan
Blow My Chanter/The High Drive
 
[STD] [TAB]
 
[MP3]
1/2 B3 Scalloway Lasses/Underhill/Galley Watch [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
8/2 B4 Earl of Dunmore/The Ale is Dear [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
15/2 XX Mid Term - No Class
22/2 B5 Fire In the Hearth/Colgrave Sound [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
1/3 B6 Dunkeld Volunteers/Lady MacKenzie of Coul
The Davidsons of Cardrona
[STD] [TAB]
[STD] [WHI]
[MP3]
[MP3]
8/3 B7 Islay Ranters/The Barrowburn [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
15/3 B8 The Three Sea Captains and
The Dark Island
[STD] [TAB]
[STD] [TAB]
[MP3]
[MP3]
22/3 B9 Miss Gayton's Hornpipe/Cooper's Hornpipe [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
29/3 B10 End of Term Session
 
Name: Slow Session Class
Location: Boroughmuir School
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7 - 9pm
Last updated: 14th May 2017 8.15pm
SMG Slow Session class photo


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