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Mixter Maxter 9 (April 2017)

The ninth Mixter Maxter workshop revisited Haddington, where we explored tunes and songs with the them of "birds". We got a lot of exciting ideas for arrangements, and some of the results can be heard in the soundfiles below. A very satisfying experience.

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Mixter Maxter 10 will be in the Autumn of 2017 at a venue to be confirmed. Want it to be near you? All that is required is a good hall and someone local for liaison. If you would like Mixter Maxter to come to your area, get in touch, and we can talk about it.

MM9 Participants:

  • Adelheid Cooney (flutes)
  • Alison Schreiber (fiddle)
  • Alison Shannon (whistles)
  • Anita Pate (flute)
  • Ann Morrison (guitar)
  • Cathy Davidson (fiddle)
  • David Williamson (whistle)
  • Derek Shannon (mandolin)
  • Diane Mullins (flute)
  • George Davidson (mandolin)
  • Geri Smyth (mandolin)
  • Graham Morrison (mandolin)
  • Heather Harbison (cello)
  • Ian Wilson (fiddle)
  • Iain McNeill (recorder)
  • Iris Howitt (whistles)
  • Jack Millar (mandolin)
  • Jan Bundy (concertina)
  • Jan Russell (banjo)
  • Joy McKaigue (fiddle)
  • Kate Morss (whistles)
  • Kath Cowern (recorder)
  • Mairi Robertson (harp)
  • Maggie Gilvray (accordion)
  • Maureen Nixon (mandolin)
  • Myles Lobjoie (harmonica)
  • Nicola McNeill (concertina)
  • P A Verity (bass)
  • Sandy Frain (melodeon)
  • Vic Williams (harmonica)

MM9 Music:

All the tunes and songs in the workshop had a theme of "birds". The notation for the tunes and songs can be downloaded using the links below.

Tunes for Mixter Maxter 9
1 Wren Polka No.1/Wren Polka No.2 (polkas) [MP3]
2 The Wild Geese (song) [MP3]
3 The Hawk that Swoops On High/The White Swan (air/jig) [MP3]
4 The Osprey/The Kestrel (strathspey & reel) [MP3]
5 If I Was a Blackbird/Blackbird on the Tyne (song/air) [MP3]
6 The Falcon/Robin Redbreast (march/reel) [MP3]
7 Jaybird Died of the Whooping Cough (American tune) [MP3]
8 The Swan White Maiden (Gaelic waltz) [MP3]

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Standard Notation Mandolin tablature

MM9 Soundfiles:

MM9 Photos (Thanks to Derek Shannon)
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Location: Haddington, E Lothian
Date: 8th April 2017
Mixter Maxter 9 Group Photo

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |