Friday Zooms

Friday nights are back in the hall, but if you are unable to join in person then you are welcome to join virtually on zoom. Ask if you need log in details!

Friday 25th Tunes

This week the tunes are being led from the hall (yay!) – but you can still join by Zoom on the usual link.

If you are coming to the hall then please remember to sign up so that we can manage numbers. If you wanted to join the hall sessions but it was full then please contact us to let us know and we’ll try to make space for you next week. It will all be a bit of an experiment this week, so please bear with us and if you have have any suggestions or comments please let us know.

7pm-7:45pm (slower session)
Twinkle Twinkle (p12) Old MacDonald (p12)
Twisted Bridge (p20), Poor Man (D p17), Poor Man (A p16), Twisted Bridge
Arran Boat Set (p27&p29)
Johnny’s Gone to France Set (p41)
Far Oer Struay (p33) Balcraggan (p33)

7:45-8:00 (change over – Zoom only)
Aitken Drum, White Cockade, Reel of Tullochgorm (p35)
The Dark Island (p39)

8:00-late (faster session)
Billy Malley’s Scottishe (p125)
Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite (p147)
Pate Bailleys Set (p36 & 37)
Harvest Home Set (p127)
High Road to Linton Set (p74)

Friday 18th Tunes

Tunes courtesy of Carol & Ian this week!

First half
All from the Wee Book except the last set:

Glenside (p21)
Dark Island (p39)
Dance of the Honeybees & Laura’s Tune (p51)
Benachie Sunrise (p48)
Battle of the Somme (p52)
Roxburgh Castle (BBp86)/Hesleyside Reel/Highland Mary (BBp93)

Second half

Billy Malley’s Schottishe/The Galway Hornpipe/Memories of Father Angus MacDonnell (BBp125)
The Rope Waltz/My Cape Breton Home (BBp136)
Waiting for the Federals/Over the Waterfall/Frosty Morning/ The Arkansaw Traveller (BBp95)
Farewell to Craigie Dhu (BBp146)
Hamnavoe Polka (last week’s new tune)
Kirk’s Hornpipe/Lime Street/Morpeth Rant (BBp128)
Callum’s Road (BBp110)/ Hut on Staffin Island

Opening up again!

We are extremely excited to announce that Friday sessions in the hall are starting back from Friday 25th June! There are some things that we need to do to keep us all safe, and a description of how we expect the evening to go is available here. One big change is that we are limited in numbers to 16 people in the hall at one time. We will have two sessions each Friday:

  • Slower session 7:00-7:45
  • Faster session 8:00-late

To avoid wasted trips we have a sign-up sheet on the members area of the website (contact us if you need the username and password). Please sign up to one or both sessions as you like. If you have any problems or just don’t like webpages then contact Andrew Peacock at or 07545 916734.

Sign up sheet

It is ok to turn up without signing up first, but if we reach 16 people capacity then we won’t be allowed to let you in ☹

To keep our valued treasurer safe, we won’t be taking any hall payments. If you wish to make an electronic donation then you are welcome to do so – contact us for bank details, but there is no requirement or expectation of this.

PLEASE do not worry about “taking up slots”, we don’t expect to be full and if we do find that people are missing out because the slots are all taken then we will start a rota system to make sure everyone has a chance to get in. A detailed description of how we plan to run the Friday evenings is attached, this is also on the website along with our Risk Assessment.

The session groups will be staying together in the big hall, so no smaller breakout groups for the moment. I’m afraid our half-time coffee is on hold for the moment, but you are welcome to bring a flask of coffee along should you wish! If you don’t feel ready to come along and are enjoying the zoom sessions, then we will have a laptop set up in the hall so that you can join the session on the usual zoom link.

Friday 11th Zoom Tunes

This week’s fantastic tune list comes courtesy of Susie.

First Half
Camptown Races/Yankee Doodle WBp24
Lucy Farr WBp38/Little Diamond WBp30/For the Young WBp30
Sitting in the Stern of A Boat/The Northern Lass WBp49
Hector the Hero

Boo Babies BB133/Si Beag Si Mor/Sour Grass and Granite BBp139
Coilsfield House BBp145
Cooley’s Reel/Barrowburn Reel/Sally Gardens Reel BBp70
Da Hamnavoe Polka (new tune)
Calliope House/Muckin’ of Geordie’s Byre/Dan O’Keefe’s/Ask My Father/The Panda BBp40/41
Juniper Hill BBp140
Full Rigged Ship BBp59/New Rigged Ship BBp98
Miss Graham of Inchbrakie (Kate’s new tune)

Everyone Gig on Sunday!

We have our first ‘everyone’ gig in quite some time, playing along to the Blackford Village cycle ride on Sunday 4th. All very welcome, but please contact Bethan or Andrew P if you want to come along so that we can manage numbers.

Zoom Session 4th June

Tunes are courtesy of Heleen this week!

First half

All but one from the wee book:

Come by the Hills (58)
Arran boat set (27)
Kate Dalrymple & High Road to Gairloch (42)
Catalina waltz (big book 141)
Heights of Dargai (52)


Second half

Far from home set (all six of them)
Song for the small pipe
Balintore fishermen
Lads of Foss
Glen Lyon
New tune: Crested hens
Chris’ march
Dionne reel


Friday 28th Zoom Tunes

Friday Tunes courtesy of Simon this week! Apologies for technical glitch last week that cut our Friday session short. We all know that it is Isla’s fault.

1st Half (all wee book):
Mermaid Song (p19)
Little Diamond & For the Young (p30)
Johnny’s Gone to France set (p41)
Burning piper’s hut (p43)
Hughie Rory MacKinnon & Ben Williams (p53)

2nd Half (all big book):

Kate’s new tune – the Quiet Man (p109)
Michael’s Mazurka (p154)
Honeysuckle (p130)
Hunter’s hill (p122)
Shetland reels (p96)
High reel and Tarbolton (p85)
Mouth of Tobique (p82)

Friday 21st Zoom Tune List

A big thank you to Kate for this week’s Friday tune list:

First Half wee book
Twinkle/Old McD p13
Scotland the Brave p36
Aitken Drum p34/5
Youngest Ancient Mariner p50
Arran Boat p26/7
Bennachie wb 48


Second half big book
Last week’s new tune Miss Graham of Inchbrakie (see members area)
Holm Band Set p35
The volunteer
Cuil Aodha p67
Silver spear p75
New tune – the Quiet Man p109


Honeysuckle set p130
Major Molle/Glen tilt if time