I can't believe we're leaving Glasgow in two days! It seems like we just got here and I really don't want to go. But in order to make the most of what we have left, we went to see Lau on Sunday and learned this tune in a workshop with Aidan O'Rourke. Hope you enjoy - and we'll be back in Boston this weekend showing our faces at every session we can find. We'll see you there.
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Of course, all the credit goes to my amazing private students, Chauncy Fiddle Camp kids, and everyone I've ever taught at camps or workshops for constantly making me a better teacher! You're the reason I do what I do!
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Tunes #8 and #9! Three Little Steps by Brian Finnegan and Manus Lunny's Terracotta Plower Pop by Phil Cunningham
Weeeeee're baaaack! Sorry for the big gap there. This time we're bringing you two KILLER jigs by two of the best composers out there. Hope you enjoy!
No better place to learn a new Cape Breton tune than Glasgow! This tune is a number one session hit here. Enjoy!
Title finally found! This tune was recorded by Mike and by Breabach, and sheet music has very kindly been published on Mike Vass's website.
Dedicated to our new pet mousie! Written by Colin Farrell, fiddle and whistle player, who recorded this tune on Flook's album Haven. The sheet music on The Session is not exactly what we play, nor does it match the original recording, but if you're curious, it's here. Have a great week, everyone!
Hope you are all having a fantastic week! Here's a new reel that we caught on tape on Sunday at Waxy's. It's by Calum MacCrimmon, piper and flutist for the band Breabach. There's sheet music online at The Session. Enjoy!
We just learned a masterpiece of an E major jig. Hope you enjoy - we're off to the Ben Nevis to learn some more tunes (and maybe play this one a couple dozen times)!
Hi everyone! Ben and I have been in Scotland for a week and already I've recorded more tunes than I can learn! Whenever we learn a new one that we particularly love, we'll record a short version of it and post it here on our blog page. For the ones that happen to be on The Session, I'll post a link to the sheet music, but no guarantees that we'll play it the same way! If you want sheet music of our version to be posted, or a slower version to be recorded, just leave a comment and I'll see what I can do! Enjoy our first tune, Roddy MacDonald's Fancy, a catchy 4-part pipe reel recorded by The Battlefield Band.