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Mixter Maxter 10 (November 2017)

The tenth Mixter Maxter workshop landed in Peebles, where we explored tunes and songs with the theme of whisky. We got a lot of exciting ideas for arrangements, and some of the results will be able to be heard on this page soon.

Mixter Maxter 10

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MM10 Participants:

  • Adelheid Cooney (flutes)
  • Alison Shannon (whistles)
  • Carole Ross (hammer dulcimer)
  • Cathy Lewis (mandolin)
  • Derek Shannon (mandolin)
  • Diane Mullins (flute)
  • Eoin McIntyre (melodeon)
  • Eric Renshaw (mandolin)
  • George Davidson (mandolin)
  • Graham Morrison (mandolin)
  • Heather Harbison (cello)
  • Jack Millar (mandolin)
  • John Lewis (fiddle)
  • Kate Morss (whistles)
  • P A Verity (bass)
  • Simon Cooper (concertina)
  • Tom Fernie (mandolin)
  • Vicky Pearson (whistles)


Spring All the tunes and songs in the workshop had a theme of Whisky and range from the early-18th century (Ode to Whiskey) to recently composed tunes (Ingrid Henderson's Whisky Shmisky). The notation for the tunes and songs is available to be downloaded using the links below.

Tunes for the Workshop
1 The Whisky Man/Da Spirit o' Whisky (schottische & reel)
2 The Coleburn (slow strathspey)
3 Ode to Whiskey (Carolan)
4 Threshing the Barley/Whisky Shmisky (jigs)
5 The Calton Weaver (song)
6 There's Naething Like the Talisker/Glenlivet (strathspey & reel)
7 The Angel's Share/Drink the Worts and Spill the Beer (slow air & 9/8 jig)
8 Ferintosh Whisky/The Laird Mhor (strathspey & reel)
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Standard Notation Mandolin tablature

MM10 Soundfiles:

MM10 Photos (Thanks to Tom Fernie)
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Location: Peebles
Date: 25th November 2017
Mixter Maxter 10 Group Photo

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