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Nigel's Slow Sessions
Wednesday Slow Session
Location Online
Day/Time Wed, 8.20-9.30
Latest update 22 Nov '22 11am

For the past 25 years I have run a slow session after the Wednesday evening classes at the SMG, 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.

Since March 2020, this session has been held online, and it will continue online for the foreseeable future. You can access the session - on Zoom - by clicking the Join Session button.

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Meeting ID:  891 2054 6933
Passcode:  Wed-Slow
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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, Sep-Dec 2022
Date Tunes
14/9 A1 Ronas Voe
Plus: Calum's RoadBarnyards o' DelgatySleeping Tune
Margaret's Waltz • Sarah • Road to LisdoonvarnaGlenside Polkas
Soldier's Joy
21/9 A2 Starry Night in Shetland
Plus: Flatwater FranOyster WivesDennis Murphy's
Hector the Hero • Sarah • SpootiskerryHigh Road to Linton
Leaving Stornoway
28/9 A3 Jenny Dang the Weaver
Plus: Stroopie BraeWaltz for KylinFingal's Cave
MacKechnie's Farewell • Sarah • Bethany's WaltzSnug in a Blanket
Kelvingrove set
5/10 A4 Foot It Featly
Plus: Banks of the AllanMusic o' SpeySalmon Tails
Shoe the Donkey • Sarah • Flowers of Edinburgh
Leaving Friday HarborBonnie At Morn
12/10 A5 The Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
Plus: Leaving StornowaySoldier's JoySheebeg Sheemore
Wee Tod • Sarah • Memories of Fr AngusWi' a Hundred Pipers
O Gin I Were a Baron's Heir
19/10 -- Holiday - no session
26/10 A6 The Barrowburn Reel
Plus: Corriechoillie's setFarewell to the CreeksJohn MacAlpin set
Ballachulish Glen • Sarah • Jack Broke setGalway Hornpipe
Margaret's Waltz
2/11 A7 Walking On the Moon
Plus: Dennis Murphy's PolkaDa Slockit LightTrumpet Hornpipe
Eighth of January • Sarah • Road to Lisdoonvarna
Oyster WivesFlatwater Fran
9/11 A8 The Rose of Kelvingrove
Plus: Trip to PakistanBethany's WaltzBattle of the Somme
The Bear Dance • Sarah • Off to California
EibhlinThe Dark Island
16/11 A9 Recap
23/11 A10 MacRosty Park
Plus: Bonnie at MornJack Broke da Prison DoorLochanside
100 Pipers • Sarah • Galway HornpipeEleanor of UsanMaggie West's
30/11 A11 Miss Linda MacFarlane
Plus: Scotland the BraveThistle of ScotlandFreedom Come-All-Ye
Caledonia • Sarah • Scots Wha HaeFlower of Scotland
30/11 A12 Bonnie Kirkwall Bay
Plus: Jenny Dang the WeaverThe Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
Barrowburn Reel setRose of Kelvingrove • Sarah • Flatwater Fran
The Christ Child's Lullaby (setting 2)

e01. Bonnie at Morn
e02. Flatwater Fran
e03. Trip to Pakistan set
e04. North Turned South set
e05. Leaving Friday Harbour
e06. The Brolum
e07. Calum's Road set
e08. Baron's Heir set
e09. Stroopie Brae set
e10. Waltz for Kylin
e11. Fingal's Cave set
e12. McKechnie's Farewell
e13. Bethany's Waltz
e14. Miss Rowan Davies
e15. The Sleeping Tune
e16. Margaret's Waltz set
e17. Doddie's Dream
e18. Maggie West's/Farquhar's
e19. Roses of No Man's Land
e20. Sarah Nelson set
01. Peat Fire Flame set
02. Boys of Blue Hill set
03. Memories of Fr Angus
05. Snug in a Blanket set
07. Hector the Hero
08. Spootiskerry set
09. Barren Rocks set
10. Banks of the Allan set
12. Glenside Polkas
15. Barnyards o' Delgaty
16. Oyster Wives set
17. Battle of the Somme set
18. Ronas Voe set
21. Salmon Tails set
22. Corriechoillie's set
24. Off to California set
25. Denis Murphy's set
26. Music o' Spey
29. Flowers of Edinburgh set
40. The Dark Island
41. Sweet Maid of Glendaruel
42. King of the Fairies
45. Ballydesmond Polkas
49. Farewell to the Creeks
52. Wee Tod set
53. Mrs Forbes's Farewell set
71. Haughton House
73. Battle of Waterloo
75. Wi a Hundred Pipers set
c02. Flett from Flotta
c13. Eleanor of Usan
i02. East at Glendart
i05. Eibhlin
i06. The Rights of Man
i07. Road to Lisdoonvarna set
i10. Shoe the Donkey set
i11. Her Mantle So Green
i17. Sheebeg and Sheemore
g10. Ballachulish Glen
g36. Kelvingrove set
g37. John MacAlpine set
-- Donald Blue set set
-- The Barrowburn Reel
-- Davie Davie Knick Knack
-- The Galway Hornpipe
-- Da Slockit Light
-- Lochanside
-- Trumpet Hornpipe

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