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Monday Slow Session
Location in Person/Online *
Day/Time Monday, 6.50-7.20
Latest update 12 Sep '22 11am

For the past twenty years I have run a slow session before the Monday evening classes at the GFW classes, looked forward to by everyone taking part. Each week we particularly concentrate on a specific tune, and then play through some of our regular slow session tunes, also available below. I realised that the participants preferred to know what we were doing in advance, so they can prepare by practising or listening, so that has been a feature of the session.

* The session will be held in person at the classes in Glasgow, but there will an opportunity for people to join online using Zoom. Use the button below to join between 6.50 and 7.20pm on Mondays.

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For the first time in two and a half years, the session is being held in person, but I'm going to try continuing to include our Zoom participants. It will take a little while to get things perfect, but hopefully we can sort it out together.

All the tunes we do at the session are listed below, and the tunes were are doing on a particular evening are listed beside the date of the session. A comprehensive list of tunes that are played at the Wednesday Slow Session is given at the bottom of the page. Any problems, comments or questions, email me.

Session Schedule, Apr-Jun 2022
Date Tunes
29/8 A1 General Session
5/9 A2 Mairi's Wedding Plus: Angus MacLeod setShepherd's Wife set
Harvest HomeBallachulish GlenGFW March
12/9 A3 Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie Plus: Mairi's WeddingGer the Rigger
The NavvyGFW MarchJohnny Will You Marry Me
19/9 A4 Thistle of Scotland Plus: Lovely StornowayThe Galway Hornpipe
Starry Nights o' ShetlandLucy Farr's setThe Bear Dance
26/9 -- Holiday - no class
3/10 A5 Barren Rocks of Aden Plus: Thistle of ScotlandPulling Bracken
I'll Tell Me MaKelvingrove setBarrowburn Reel
10/10 A6 Flatwater Fran in G Plus: Glendaruel HighlandersGlenside Polkas
Mairi's WeddingThistle of Scotland
17/10 -- Holiday - no class
24/10 A7 Flatwater Fran in A Plus: Bear DanceHuntingtone Castle
Mist Covered MountainsRoll Her On the Hill
31/10 B1 When the Battle is O'er Plus: Thistle of Scotland
Flatwater FranShepherd's Wife setCalum's Road
7/11 B2 Johnny Will You Marry Me Plus: When the Battle is O'er
Flatwater FranRonas Voe setThe Barrowburn Reel
14/11 B3 Welcome Charlie Stewart Plus: O Are Ye Sleeping Maggie
A Fig for a KissLucy Farr's setMcKechnie's Farewell
21/11 B4 Donacht Head Plus: Thistle of Scotland
The Bear DanceJohnny Will You Marry MeRoad to Lisdoonvarna
28/11 B5 Jamie Rae Plus: Angus MacLeod setShepherd's Wife set
Harvest HomeBallachulish GlenGFW March
5/12 B6 All the Above
12/12 B7 Big Session

g01. Ger the Rigger set
g02. The Cradle Song
g03. Loch Torridon set
g04. Invercauld set
g05. Why Left I My Home set
g06. Donachd Head/Jamie Rae
g07. The Islands
g08. Navvies
g09. Cawdor Fair set
g10. Ballachulish Glen
g11. March of the GFW
g12. Johnny Will You Marry Me
g13. Liberty
g14. Forneth House
g15. Glendaruel Highlanders set
g16. Lucy Farr's set
g17. Mairi's Wedding set
g18. Rowing from Islay to Uist
g19. Jeannie's Blue Een set
g20. The Bear Dance
g21. Huntingtone Castle
g22. Da Peerie Hoose set
g23. Mist Covered Mountains
g24. Roll Her On the Hill set
g25. Top of Ben Lomond set
g26. Before I Marry set
g27. O Are Ye Sleeping, Maggie
g28. Johnny Todd set
g29. I'll Tell Me Ma set
g30. Isle of Mull set
g31. Mount Stuart House set
g32. Glasgow Highlanders set
g33. Fisherman's Song
g34. Laura-Beth's Polka set
g35. A Fig for a Kiss
g36. Kelvingrove set
g37. John McAlpine set
g38. Hot Punch
g39. Miss Gayton's/Cooper's
g40. Old Time Wedding Reels
g41. Dunkeld Volunteers set
g42. Eternal Surge set
03. Memories of Fr Angus
05. Snug in a Blanket set
07. Hector the Hero
12. Glenside Polkas
30. Shepherd's Wife set
33. Pulling Bracken set
35. High Road to Linton set
40. The Dark Island
61. Haughton House
e02. Flatwater Fran
e07. Calum's Road set
e12. McKechnie's Farewell
e18. Maggie West's set
i07. Road to Lisdoonvarna set
VSS Donald Blue set set
VSS The Barrowburn Reel
VSS Davie Davie Knick Knack
VSS Angus MacLeod set
VSS The Galway Hornpipe

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