Tunes

In this section you'll find a slowly growing collection of jigs, reels, rants, hornpipes, waltzes and slow airs. Some were written to fill gaps in band sets, some as teaching material, some as tributes to family and friends - and some were written just for fun. I hope you'll have fun playing them.

Video Demo Versions

If you click on any tune title shown in red you should be presented with a scrolling video demonstration of the tune on Youtube. These computer-generated demo versions aren't the same as having live musicians but they are useful to demonstrate the tune itself and also to show possible arrangements with one or two harmonic lines in addition to the tune. They are made using Finale. the score-writing program which I use for writing and arranging music.

For speed of opening, the Youtube versions are very compressed. There are also MP4 and WMV versions which are higher quality but slower to download to download.:

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TUNE - Click for video demo

   
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Video
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Recorded
Alison 3/4 - Waltz For my daughter's wedding in 2012
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MP4 - - WMV
 
Miss
Alison Bradford
6/8 - Two-Step Melody
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MP4
Miss Alison Bradford (Harmonies) +Harmonies
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MP4
The
Alnmouth Reel 4/4  
Ardgarth Cottage 4/4 - Slow air  
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The
Bailiffgate Rant 4/4 For Adrian Ions and the opening of the Bailiffgate Museum in 2002

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Pipers: MP3 - - WAV
Band: MP3 - - WAV
The
Belsay Two-Step 6/8 - Two-Step For Kathy Anderson - 2022
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MP4 - - WMV
Brenda
3/4 - Waltz For Dave & Brenda Campbell

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MP4
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  Brenda (Trio)
  From Swansfield to Swansburgh 3/4 - Waltz  
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The Gadgy's March 4/4  
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Irvine's Shiny Top

6/8 - Jig

 
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MP4
Jimmy Little of Christon Bank
4/4  
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MP4 - - Wmv
Jimmy Little - Accidentally
4/4  
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MP4 - - Wmv
  Kathleen in Bloom 6/8 - Slow Air  
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  Lament for Bryan Jackson 6/8 - Slow Air  
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  Nathan Armstrong of Shilbottle 4/4  
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Mrs MacAskill of Kilbarchan 3/4 - Waltz  
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  Martin Dunn 4/4  

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Harmonies

     
One Man Rapper
4/4 For Brian Pandrich
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The
Sexagenarians
3/4 - Waltz For Mike & Jo Nelki - 2004.
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MP4-7,811kb
WMV-34,521kb

MP3-5,714kb
WAV-27,413kb

The Sexagenarians (twice through)

 

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MP4-15,276kb
WMV-67,009kb

MP3-11,070kb
WAV-53,121kb

The
Shetlander's Grandson
4/4 - Hornpipe  
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