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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 10th January 2018. Details of what music will be covered during the coming term can be found below.

Term C (April - June 2018)
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
All of this term's tunes are in the book
"Scottish Slow Session Volume 2
18/4 C1 21 Salmon Tails/Reel of Tullochgorum [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
25/4 C2 28 Dingle Regatta [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
2/5 C3 20 Wee Murdie/Lochiel's Welcome [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
9/5 C4 27 Cameron's Got his Wife/Highland Whisky [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
16/5 C5 59 Farewell to the Tay/Midlothian Pipe Band [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
23/5 C6 25 Denis Murphy's/John Ryan's Polkas [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
30/5 C7 30 Shepherd's Wife/The Stool of Repentance [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
6/6 C8 End-of-Year Session
Previous terms:
Term B (January - March 2018)
Download all Term A's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB] [WHI]
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
10/1 B1 If I Had Maggie in the Woods/Tralee Gaol [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
17/1 B2 Dornoch Links/Greenwoodside [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
24/1 B3 Margaret's Waltz/Kate Martin's Waltz [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
31/1 B4 The Ale is Dear/The High Road to Linton [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
7/2 B5 Out on the Ocean/The Lilting Banshee [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
14/2 XX Mid Term - No Class
21/2 B6 Da Ferry Reel/Lay Dee at Dee [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
28/2 B7 Cancelled
7/3 B7 Castles in the Air/Orange and Blue [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
14/3 B8 Off to California/The Liverpool Hornpipe [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
21/3 B9 Hector the Hero
The Dusty Miller
28/3 B10 Leaving Barra/Mull of the Cool High Bens [STD] [TAB]
Term A (September - December 2017)
Download all Term A's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB] [WHI]
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
13/9 A1 Angus MacLeod/Bonnie Tammie Scolla [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
20/9 A2 Shoe the Donkey/Sonny's Mazurka [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
27/9 A3 Far from Home/Da Road to Houll [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
4/10 A4 The Gathering/The Soup Dragon [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
11/10 A5 Farewell to Govan [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
18/10 XX Mid Term - No Class
25/10 A6 Morag Haig-Thomas/Roll Her on the Hill [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
1/11 A7 Return to Kashmagiro/Man with Two Women [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
8/11 A8 Kissed Yestreen/Mrs Campbell of Shinness [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
15/11 A9 The Furrow's End [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
22/11 A10 Farewell to the Tay/Midlothian Pipe Band [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
9/11 A11 Morgan Magan [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
6/12 A12 End of term Stramash
Name: Slow Session Class
Location: Boroughmuir School
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7 - 9pm
Last updated: 11th Apr 2018 2.45pm
SMG Slow Session class photo

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |