A 'slip jig' composed for my parents Strathspey home 'Cherrygrove' – for all the great house ceilidhs there with friends and family over the years. A tenant farmer called Donald Grant lived at Cherrygrove before us. He also worked in the goods sheds up at Grantown-on- Spey East, just over the river from the house. […]
John composed this tune as a commission by a local canal association. The Queen in question was one of the canal boats of yesteryear around Kirkintilloch. It can be played both as a slow air with a similar rhythm to Scots Wha' Hae, or as a song using the lyrics which were from a 1920s […]
This was a collaborative effort by myself and guitarist Neill Simpson. Neill composed the poem-story about his boyhood experience of going out with a herring fishing boat in the Firth of Clyde. I provided the tune, primarily as a vehicle for the poem to be performed as a song, but also it can be played […]
I composed this jig around the time all the hawthorns were covered in their white flowers, so it was a "natural" choice for a title! Composer website: Link to audio of music: If you would like to contact the composer – you can email them here.
When I compose this tune I felt it had a Northumberland feel about it, so named it after a beautiful little fishing village there. Craster was once famous for its kippers and is located near Dunstanburgh Castle. Composer website: Link to audio of music: If you would like to contact the composer – you can […]