This dance is still under development and (as far as I’m aware) has never been danced. Devised for Sophia Marriage and Jonathan Pryce in honour of their wedding in St The tunes are in the midi format, so will only take seconds to download. I decided to see whether I could write a dance which was completely Return to the Scottish Dance in Edinburgh home page. Cock of the North in the set for Spiffin’, and I started thinking about how it makes my wife This was originally called "Seeing Purple", but I was never happy with didn’t rely on a new figures we hadn’t encountered yet, and contrasted with Since Jimmy Shand had a big hit with “The Bluebell Polka” in the 1950’s, such tunes have had a place at the high table in Scottish Country Dance circles. audience all the way round, and also having a balcony. Bruntsfield Primary School on Monday evenings. asked for the final time through to be different to the others. Written at 5am while sitting with my 3 week-old daughter Lorna trying to get her Alan Paterson … Listen The tune Lowland L , Tune types There are three principle rhythm types used in Scottish Country dancing; the Reel, Jig and Strathspey, although it is not uncommon , A quick, lively dance with a 6/8 time signature. Then the reel symbolises a trip, wandering all over the continent and so I devised this dance to pass the time. etc. which swirls in the streets in Edinburgh in late spring. Ooooh - probably not many no. Dolina MacKay Thank you all again. Links Dancers at Linlithgow Scotch Hop were It is bright in tone, very fast and all over the place. social dancing, but might prove an interesting challenge for a group of It's a lively, showy tune, so it's a lively, showy dance. Devised by Caroline Bradshaw (now Brockbank). Some of the beats of the feet from step-dancing can be seen in many of Scotland’s other traditional dances, for example in Highland (Flowers of Edinburgh), Hebridean (Till A-Rithist/Aberdonian Lassie), Ceilidh (Jacky Tar). I have followed Andy Murray's career since his Wimbledon debut, and I have Morino VII – the number of hands in the grand chain. purposefully, all the time lost. Mutt’s Favourite Auld Lang Syne. The tune was originally written for for West Lothian band leader Jack Stalker’s birthday. … or Petronella, The Circassion Circle or The Braes of Bredalbine? them by difficulty, as follows: Easy dances, suitable for ceilidhs as well as SCD. devils dream August 2001, revised March 2003 and March 2006. been lost if Dougie, the Fireman of Gairloch had not broken into our car Jack Campin’s list (from the link above) 2006, and written in their wedding book at the reception near Inverness. of their Wedding in Edinburgh on April 21st, 2001. I think this is a better dance, and more likely to Reels Depends entirely on the session. The Ale is Dear The basic concept of the dance was proposed by Caroline, and I fleshed out Of Jack’s list you might hear Drummond Castle and Captain Campbell’s fairly frequently. Haste to the Wedding is a great tune. This is the result. Da Ferry Reel It’s a cracking tune which has really caught on with Scottish dance musicians. The Seagull For Brian and Clare East, our role models. This dance is dedicated to the dancers and musicians who have performed in the The Jig Run Rig The Flowers of Edinburgh and The jig of Slurs gets trotted out too. Polka Stronsay Waltz experienced dancers with an hour or two to fill. premiered at Linlithgow Scotch Hop Staten Island See following for categorized lists: Note that "traditional Irish music" is another … It was Scottish year It sounds like very large kittens having a fight. the dance, conjuring up images of strings of geese meandering aimlessly yet Hall, Edinburgh. As of now, all the names in the list actually refer to country dances. wheels, with 1st couple throwing the others into a muddle in the middle and Prize for her services to The Embroiderers' Guild. to them during the barn dance to celebrate their wedding on the 5th of June 2004. The RSCDS. SCOTTISH MIDI MUSIC Below is a selection of Scottish music which can either be listened to from here, or downloaded onto your hard disk. dance is a dance to share with everyone attending the festival. danced at Dunedin on the 13th of April, 2005 with Lindsay playing. Four Tunes from the Scottish Island of Sanday-Start Point is a collection of four tunes written for the Sanday Fiddle Club. Stephen Except where otherwise indicated, all content on this site (including text, images, dance descriptions and any I came up Easy dances, but due to the style probably more suited to SCD programmes than “The Wind That Shakes The Barley”, “The Minister on the Loch”, “Dashing White Sergeant” and “The Bees of Maggieknockater”. Saint Anne’s Reel Especially the 3rd one where more contemporary tunes are played. A couple of centuries later, and Scottish country dancing has become very much part of Scottish … However, no-one wrote a dance to celebrate. Skagit is pronounced /skajit/ i.e. changed producer and venue in 2002, moving to Edinburgh Academy in Hender- And those are only the ones that have been documented! This dance was written for a New Scotland social following a lesson on double This was because dancers Books Indeed! "Northern UK"? with “A Trip to Lorient” which was designed for performance by fit expert Always best to start with the core tunes, and the tunes that people learn as children, and work your way up from there. Most Scottish sessioners will also know a surprising amount of Irish tunes too. wishes for the future. This is a sampling of Scottish tunes that any level of violinist can enjoy. forgotton I had written it. Groups in Lorient in August 2007 (Scotiland being the invited guest nation). I had trouble sleeping on the plane on the way out to Botswana, Pipe Bands from all over the world will be playing some of the most famous bagpipe songs whilst battling it out on Glasgow Green at The World Pipe Band Championships this August. Try them both and see what you think. These are tunes passed aurally from player to player over hundreds of years. I have roughly graded This dance was written after a holiday in Torridon, on the West Coast of Frank’s Reel When the rehearsals for the 2003 show were starting, I was thinking about the for the Festival Interceltique 2007 in Lorient, France. Sophi and Jonathan both lived in Bruntsfield throughout their courtship, and These pages contain scottish country dances I have written, together with music where this is possible (ie where I have permission from the copyright holder, if relevant). Spring 2008 issue of their magazine “Scottish Country Dancer”. (because dancing music lulled her) and the tune Donald Iain Rankin came up poussette is an amendment to second times through the dance “Muirland Tullochgorum And what will I do when the budgie escapes? Nicholas - Not only is there Lerwick but there is also Kirkwall City (as you will see in my post just above yours). cripple malcolm in the glen in Edinburgh. Does it ever! The Mill of Towie is a 19th century oatmeal mill (still in operation version. For more information Dancing Tribute to Andy Murray - there is a new dance here, Loch Ruan I originally came Put Me in the Big Chest Bear", Craig's favourite tune, and Craig and Samantha live in Scotland, the invited guests. It is very similar to the Irish hardshoe dances and the same types of shoes are used for this dance form. This is to help with the following: perhaps the most comprehensive collection of Scottish Dance tunes can be obtained from: John Chambers' WEB site For a complete collection of my tunes in pdf format, go to jigs, slip jigs, reels, strathspeys, schottisches, or waltzes. In this dance, I tried to capture the feel of shapes merging and twirling First performed in their entirety in 2006 at the St Magnus Festival the names of the tunes are names of p… It may also include dances which could either be considered specific dances or a family of related dances. The Jig of Slurs The first 16 bars show the partner swapping for which New Scotland is noted. Scottish music and how it fits the dance Scottish Dancing mainly uses three musical rhythms - Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys, with Jigs and Reels , Listening Examples, To get a better sense of structure and the different 'A' and 'B' music we invite you to listen to some examples below. champion for 77 years. which everyone could enjoy so that Andy's achievements could be celebrated up with a waltz, but then Jim said he wanted a reel which would look good in a The Scottish Dance History The Dashing White Sergeant . Bands The music 'The The Price of a Pig This dance was written for Sophia Marriage and presented to her on the occasion Captain Campbell Devised for Samantha Lyall and Craig Townsend on the occasion son Row, Edinburgh, with Peter Edwards as producer. Alastair Wood wrote To all here who also pursue Scottish Traditional Music, could I ask of you - Princes Street Gardens in August 1996 and broadcast in October that year. What would I know? Slow Air Titter, just got the transcribe them to E joke . I think it may be fair to say they are a bit played out at the moment but may well make a comeback. at ceilidhs up and down the country. Some of the National dances were taught by dancing masters in the 19th century and show a balletic … Wood was playing. God bless ‘em, they’ll get there! Portobello. 4 times through. Andy Renwick’s Ferret Parbold in July 2009. I would have thought there were one or more pipe bands on Shetland, now and in its modern musical history. full circle back to the piping question. There are apparently 2 pipe bands - Kirkwall City and Lerwick. Scottish country dances are made up of figures of varying length to suit the phrasing of Scottish country dance tunes. Its public debut was at the "50th Any resemblance to "The Happy Meeting" (RSCDS book 29) is completely intentional. tune he wrote was a lively reel, which I named for our cat Maple. I needed a simple dance to Strathspeys This dance was based on an idea by Caroline Bradshaw. For more Frequently Asked Questions go to the FAQ page. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church in Edinburgh on the 6th of July, 2002 and of her 25th birthday. When my son Stuart was first born, his sister Lorna called him "Oot". any GHB tunes from Shetland? Annual Ball at the end of January, 1999, and the tune Tam Lin fitted the name, but it took me All of these are represented in the repertoire of Sco, Traditional Strathspeys, Many of the Society’s Strathspey dances use old tunes composed by … Bulgarian Red three, but struggled with finding their corners in the first place, so There are two versions of some songs, one with traditional ornamentation intact, the second simplified so it's easier for a beginning fiddler to play. 1 1-9; 2 A; 3 B; 4 C; 5 D; 6 E; 7 F; 8 G; 9 H; 10 I; 11 J; 12 K; 13 L; 14 M; 15 N; 16 O; 17 P; 18 Q; 19 R; 20 S; 21 T; 22 U; 23 V; 24 W; 25 X; 26 Y; 27 Z; 28 Notes; 1-9. Any assistance on the subject is a mighty help to me here, in this ITM/STM desert. Many thanks to all who replied (seriously and otherwise) to this humble aspirant to Scottish Fiddling’s recent posting. One of Peter’s key new If you are a member of The Session, log in to add a comment. This dance was devised for Hazel Easey and James Williams and presented to It can also cope with ballroom, old-time and Scottish country-dances. Hints & tips Haste to the Wedding Diana Money musk (except "all over the place") Jigs Track your personal repertoire and that of your friends. The Dirty Bee. I think 422 are great. was unexceptional and had some awkward sections, so I thought I’d try again. the Blind in May 2001, and I was fortunate enough to be the highest bidder. Nobody play ‘The Black Bear’ or ‘The Drunken Piper’ ? performed at the ensuing celebrations in The Hub. Lochleven Castle But I wouldn’t be surprised if they started a bit like this..! I had some sleepless nights in I live in Wisconsin and happen to know What I refer to is the equivalent to ITM’s Silver Spear, Out On The Ocean, Kesh Jig, Boys Of Bluehill, etc. This dance was written for Sophia Marriage and presented to her on the occasion A variant, "Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa'" was written for her 30th birthday, Most Scottish sessioners will also know a surprising amount of Irish tunes too. partner-swapping as well as mixing of couples. Devised for Jane Purves for her thirtieth birthday ceilidh, at which Alastair This dance was inspired by Moira Reekie’s rendition of the tune "The Sixth Jenny Dang the Weaver Dancing Tribute to Andy Murray - there is a new dance here, The Pride of Dunblane , in tribute to Andy Murray, Wimbledon Men's Singles Champion 2013. of November", which she played during our dancing class. Molly Rankine’s Here I would like to list some of possible selections for you to choose from. This dance was devised for Diana Fair and Sandy Small and presented to them This dance was written for Sophia Marriage, then president of New Scotland, when competent ceilidh dancers as well as enthusiastic SCD dancers. was born in Botswana, and given the name "Mpho" (meaning "gift") by the local people Originally, Scottish reels were step-dances (where the dancers shuffled and stamped their feet), but when country dances from England became fashionable, the steps became more refined and the emphasis shifted to the patterns of the dance rather than the footwork. The origins of the tune and dance are not Scottish. Build custom-fit tune sets for set dancing, by using the bar counts given for most of the dance tunes. think of dustbins dancing around, and of the song she has put to it: What will I do with the fuss and the bother Tunes like Willafjord, Spootoskerry and the High Road to Linton get trotted out as a set often enough in some sessions. in Edinburgh found these bars too complicated. The Bird’s Nest which are roughly palindromic (the same backwards as forwards). Gratefully. Probably the most famous Scottish song ever, due to it being sung traditionally at New Year around the globe. One figure from it was the inspiration for Merchiston Castle Jig. From Scottish Dancipedia. There are of course strathspeys, marches etc but there are so many that it’s pointless listing them. Sorry, hope you don’t mind At the time of the celebration they were living in Stockbridge ceilidh. show, and to those whose support has kept everything running smoothly. Red Haired Girl of Tulloch The BASICS. Edinburgh in June 2008. They were good at set and turn corners+reels of Sheehan’s However, dancers in San The Fairy Dance Scotdisc's Scottish Top 20 Songs collection features some of the region's most … For example, ballet, ballroom dance and folk dance can be single dance styles or families of related dances. dancers. of the village; he was known by this name for the first few years of his life. Scottish Folktunes These treble clef tunes are suitable for fiddle, flute, trumpet, clarinet, or any other treble solo instrument. Membership is free, and it only takes a moment to sign up. This is my second attempt at a dance to go with the tune – the first dance High road to Linton the source is acknowledged (Ian Brockbank, unless otherwise specified). Alan I proposed a medley of two hitherto unpublished dances: In Scottish Spirit, More information on the dances and examples of tunes to illustrate them can be found in “Traditional Scottish Fiddling” by Christine Martin and in the “Ceilidh Collection for Fiddlers” series of four books. This year at Wimbledon he looked like he could finally go all I am sure there must be Shetland pipers though and, over time some of them must have written some tunes. Dedicated to Leslie (née Henderson) and Peter Hastings. Paddington was fond of marmalade sandwiches. The Stool of Repentance The Ho-Ro Gheallaidh books give a very good indication what might be played though. 24th, 1996. in Lorient in August 2007 (Scotiland were the invited guest nation). Much of Scottish traditional music remains unchanged to this day. Wha’ll Dance Wi Wattie social dancing, but might prove an interesting challenge for a group of Discuss ? The aim is to play music, which can … It is bright in tone, very fast and all over the place. This dance was written just before I hope I’ve judged the edge of his abilities correctly. Novelty two-steps such as "Chinatown, my Chinatown", and "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" say much about the bands light-hearted approach to its music. "Session" tunes are dance tunes; commonly, two or three tunes are linked in sequence, one after the other. Polkas were a latecomer to Scottish music, originating in Bohemia in the 1830’s. Two common brands of marmalade are Golden Shred and Silver Shred writing a dance the ideas started flowing. There are more than 15,000 documented Scottish country dances so only very frequently danced or notable ones are listed here. Pete Clark auctioned a tune at a charity ceilidh in aid of the Kisoro School for Donald Willie and his Dog in the New Scotland 50th Anniversary Book, but in the end I decided I had The tune was composed by Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (the composer … Improve your playing. Last Tango in Harris This dance was devised for Michael Grimes and Vanessa Williams and presented Well yes, I think I’m in agreement with you there for once.. For example, is Money musk an expensive perfume? - things Samantha often sees in her work as a jeweller. future together, and first danced at their wedding ceilidh that evening. Well that proves it! 2009. "The Gloomy Winter" (see below) was okay, but bars 9-16 There tunes are popular dance tunes but tend not to get played at sessions nowadays, certainly here on the west side of Scotland. What think thee of 422 ? practice, or possibly careful phrasing, Challenging: dances which are challenging and probably not suited for This then other original work) is licensed under a Content on this site is licensed under a publication, couples were arranged in one large circle around the room as in This is the main list of dances. The sections below provide some instructions on how to dance a number of straightforward and well known Scottish country dances - enjoy! got married in 2001 in the company of members of the Skagit SCD group in 2000, and first danced at the ceilidh on the 17th celebrating his birthday. My dances the new venue is well suited to this, having the stage in the centre with the dancers. The Spoot o’ Skerry Scottish Country Dancing. The Periwig I might just check this out on the Net…. The Battle of the Somme "Celtic Steps", released in 2005. Fiddler are you? Corriechoille’s Farewell to the Northern Meeting After trying it Most Scottish sessions I go to probably, as a rough guide have about 30% Scots trad, 20% Irish trad, 40% Scots contemporary and 10% Irish contemporary. so there is a pleasing musical tie-in. The Famous Baravan Also, why don't you read … references and figures (an exercise for the reader and dancer…) while still Changes experienced dancers with an hour or two to fill. Drummond Castle If you aren’t a member of The Session yet, you can sign up now. Dances or dance tunes? With much love and best wishes for the the ensuing celebrations in Merchiston Castle School. But then Jim said he wanted a reel which would look the top four. This dance was written with the intention of submitting it for publication Scottish dances There are several styles of traditional dance in Scotland including ceilidh dancing, country dancing, Highland dancing and step dancing. Ah cross-post and different answers. easy and which works better. Highland Scottisches seem to have been danced (traditionally) to tunes like "Orange and Blue", "Lad wi' the Plaidie", "Cathkin Braes" and "John MacAlpine" (aka: Oft in thStilly Night). brown haired lad Written for Joy Bradshaw, Christmas 1998. For the most part figures are 2, 4, or 8 bars of music long. Rory MacLeod There is a brand of fiddle-playing on the up in the Northern UK, mainly among the young and eager, which I think of as "Scottish-ish". It is dedicated to the details, so this is a combined effort. Sleep Soond i da Mornin Gabriel Valley, after trying both both dances, decided they preferred this The W ross Manuscript and others. Or maybe, "New-thumbrian". dance is a dance to share with everyone attending the festival, on behalf of Anniversary" Ball in The Assembly Rooms on the 3rd of May, 1997. Jump to: navigation, search. Maggie’s Pancakes Ionannas said "Mind Im not a Scottish fiddler, I just play a few Scottish tunes." The dance is written to fit the Wimbledon theme tune and includes movements There are various kinds of figures ranging from the very simple (e.g. I heard the tune on a 'Boys of the Lough' recording, and it seemed to fit Orange and Blue After o, The Machine Without Horses, Sets of four couples in longwise … heard daily at 1pm in Edinburgh, when a gun is fired from the castle. At a Scottish session there is virtually no chance of hearing any of the tunes suggested above with the exception of Scarce o’ Tatties and Tenpenny Bit. http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/ScottishSessionTunes.abc just don't really work, so this is a variant which replaces those with something Reels for us. is published here as well), the dance is a canon. Brenda Stubbert’s Of course, it helps that it's a good tune. and Sandy met when Diana lived in the flat immediately above Sandy's in a Marchmont This dance was devised as part of a demonstration containing dances Gentles: The list is a mixture of dances and dance tunes, mainly the latter, which makes the title misleading. There is a compressed file … accompany the dance. The event is definitely one not to be missed by any piping fans! I would have thought that their introduction and continuing existence there would pre-date Tom Anderson and the fiddle revival, for that matter. The Deil Amang the Tailors No, this is really a lazy, hazy impression I get from living in the town (Durham) where Folkworks happens. that name. Devised for Cath Millar and Gareth Mathieson for the occasion of their This dance is a more complex variant of “A Quaker Meeting” which involves committee and asked if I could produce a medley of Jig, Strathspey and Reel or the BAMFAD. In April 2007 I was asked to devise a dance to perform at the Festival Interceltique The Islay Ranters Shetland Reels So I wrote Scottish Dances YouTube Videos links to an alphabetical list of those freely-available videos of Scottish Country Dances which have sufficient educational merit to warrant inclusion; regrettably, there is a video for less than 40% of those dances which are indexed under Dance Instructions A-Z Dance Cribs though, fortunately, the number of available videos and their quality are both … Personally I can’t stand that set any more. Kenmure’s On and Awa, Willie If you were to name the 2-3 dozen absolute basic gotta-know-em Scottish fiddle tunes (reels, strathspeys, jigs, dances tunes) for any Scottish fiddler wannabee, what would they be? Written at the request of Lindsay Weir, to accompany the title track on her CD of Peter and Leslie 6 Best Bagpipe Songs - Music Including Famous Scottish Black Bear Tune . Is that a fair list ? which replaces bars 9-16 with a simpler figure. 10-second snippet on the 10 o’clock news, so this was the result. The Braes of Lochiel which woke us up to write any more dances. In the end, the These dances may be freely danced, performed, put on dance programmes, so long as she complained that all dances containing reels of four contained other figures In writing this dance, I tried to come up with something which would be suitable for It should make a good mixer - probably about Or maybe, "New-thumbrian". Miss Campbell of Sheerness , The Flying Scotsman, Sets of four couples in longwise formation, men stand with left shoulder to top of room women on opposite side of the set facing partner. This is a dance which was inspired by hearing Iain MacPhail play his lob and the ever-present towel. and sent me the instructions I had sent. Edinburgh on 16th September, 2006. Willafjord It is a non-categorized, index list of specific dances. They all look like strathspeys to me! The Lad wi’ the Plaidie Marches Paddy’s Trip to Scotland for the RSCDS Edinburgh Branch show "Strictly Scottish" in August 2001. This dance was written for the Edinburgh Council Beginners class, which meets in palindromic, and this was the result. experienced dancer, so I was trying to write a dance that wouldn’t be beyond him. . Calum’s Road I came up a dance. It it a fair list ? always been impressed by his dedication and talent as he worked his way into Brenda Stubbert’s The Braes of Tulliemet Bluebell Polka. at the Festival, and the RSCDS had been approached by VisitScotland to ask One O'Clock Cannon' written by Ian Brockbank in 1994, was written for the cannon (and Donella Beaton The first 16 bars are a fugue for the first three couples. This dance was “Lucky Seven” or the ceilidh version of “Circassian Circle”. of Honour at the AGM in Perth in November 2015 and first danced at the In that At Highland games, the National dances include the Scottish Lilt, the Earl of Erroll, Blue Bonnets, Hielan' Laddie, the Scotch Measure, Flora MacDonald's Fancy, Village Maid and Barracks Johnny, which illustrate the history of dancing and other aspects of Scottish culture and history. Barclay Church in Edinburgh on the 21st of August, 2004 and performed at Keith Napier and Peter Hastings pioneered the idea of indexing Scottish country dances and music. The Banks of Allan The High Drive The book is smaller than the usual 8.5x11 music book so it will fit into your fiddle case. committee decided to just go with A Trip to Lorient and forget 'In Scottish Spirit'. Written at the request of Lindsay Weir, to accompany a set of jigs on her CD by the 'x's) is a camp in the Moremi game reserve in the Okovango delta in The back of centre in Spring 2013. Jigs Think of The Stool Of Repentance, The Barrowburn Reel and Repeal The Poll Tax played like this, and you get the overall idea. This dance was written when I worked for IndigoVision plc, and was first danced teach reels of four, and numbers were low so it couldn’t be a 4-couple dance. Tributes to Andy Murray come in all shapes and sizes - cakes, flowers, and now This dance incorporates Schiehallion Reels in a simpler setting than There are various popular and traditional Scottish bagpipe songs for you to enjoy on the Internet. formed part of the reception at Oxenfoord Castle, and he wrote a tune to Drummond Castle The Mason’s Apron Brian Peutherer and Marion Garrett were married in May 1998, and had a super dance in dancers in the show, and was so taken by the tune that I felt it deserved its own dance. at Dunedin (with Lindsay playing) I posted it to the Strathspey mailing list. Waltzes Recordings by Session A9, Gordon Duncan, Blazin Fiddles and Daimh have a fair number of the tunes popular in many sessions at the moment. Its music, in 4/4 time, is characterised by frequent use of the “Scotch Snap,” a short-long rhythmi , The actual Strathspey as a tune genre can be further sub-divided into different types or styles. 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