Our 2014 season drew to a close with our annual Christmas party night. A very enjoyable, relaxed evening in our regular venue, the station hotel in Larbert. A wide variety of repertoire was performed, mainly from tunes taught at last year's classes with a sprinkling of seasonal favourites. A big thank you to all the staff at the Station Hotel for their co-operation and support over the last year, and for the excellent catering on Tuesday! Classes resume on Tuesday 6th January with a member's night led by Sandy Harvey. Meanwhile, wishing all our members and friends a merry Christmas and a very happy 2015.
John taught once in Royal Davids City
John taught Miss Hepburn Belches
Sandy revised previously taught tunes
Sandy revised previously taught tunes.
Sandy retaught a couple of old favourites Memories of Father John Angus McDowell and C alum's Road (Audio)
Sandy retaught a couple of old favourites Memories of Father John Angus McDowell (Audio to follow) and C alum's Road (Audio To follow)
Lorna Revised previously taught tunes. Arranged the last 3 jigs into preferred order.
Lorna taught Price of Pig. (Audio) An other jig to go along with Davies Brae (Audio) and Thunderhead jig, (Audio)
Lorna taught Thunderhead jig with attention given to possible ornamentation such as "crushing" Check out the Audio and see if you can hear the Crushin!
Once again Dougie taught both advanced and intermediates together. Went over tunes from last week and taught Miss Barstow. Audio (You should be able to tell that it is a john audio cos it gets faster and faster!)
Dougie taught the intermediates and advanced group together. We all benefited.The tune taught was a jig Sean Reid of Innis. (Audio)This was an ideal tune to played along with previously taught tune Miss Sally Hunter of Thurston
Gavin revised previously taught tunes. Le Courgant, First Star of the evening and Return from Loch Stac
Oliver Jack and A Yowe Cam Tae oor Door was revised by Sandy (Last tune in the set is Da Mirrie boys o' Greenland)
Audio clips of them are in the Tune Index under "more" tab
My Cape Breton Home ( Audio)
Snug in a Blanket (Audio) taught by Lorna to go along with previously taught tunes:- untitled jig, Pull the Knife & Banks of Allan (For sheet music and audio clips of them see Tune Index under more tab.
Dougie taught a strathspey Mrs Anderson with emphasis on the "snap" Used previously taught Sprig of Ivy to assist. an audio clip will be sent to members.
Lorna taught 3rd part of Crabbit Shona and then joined them up with Basil the retriever and Untitled jig.
I will attempt to get them all onto an a4 sheet.
What Care I for the Minister (Audio) Is a 9/8 jig taught by Sandy to go along with previously taught tunes:-
In Dispraise of Whisky & The Favourite Dram