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by Jeffrey Murdock ~ October 16th, 2018

1 stirling fiddlers welcome – oct 2018


2 seven thistles – oct 2018


3 airthrey castle – oct 2018


5 pipes awa – oct 2018


6 eternal friendship – oct 2018


8 tam bains lum – oct 2018


9 hornpipes – oct 2018


10 glencoe – oct 2018


12 sally hunter – oct 2018


14 willafiord – oct 2018


15 waltzs – oct 2018

16 cape breton – oct 2018



fall fiddle festival

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ October 8th, 2018

here is the poster for the fall fiddle festival

September Gathering with David Surette

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ September 30th, 2018

David Surette

September 30, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 pm

The Concord Community Music School

23 Wall St Concord, NH

One of New England’s finest guitarists, David Surette, will be leading our September workshop. David has generated a following for his work as a soloist with solo albums “Back Roads” and “Trip to Kemper” establishing him as a top player and arranger of Celtic fingerstyle guitar. His diverse repertoire also includes original compositions, blues, ragtime, traditional American roots music, and folk music from a variety of traditions, all played with finesse, taste, and virtuosity. He is equally at home on the mandolin and bouzouki. Known as a top-notch accompanist in New England’s contra dance and Celtic music circles, David is also in demand as a studio musician and sideman. He has performed throughout the country at festivals, concerts, coffeehouses and contra dances, and in 1999 toured in Brittany, France.

Since 1988 Surette has enjoyed a musical partnership with singer Susie Burke. They recently released a duo recording, “Sometimes in the Evening.” David also plays regularly with fiddler Rodney Miller. They performed together at the 1999 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife and have collaborated on two recordings.

In addition to performing and recording, Surette maintains an active teaching schedule, heading the folk department at the Concord (NH) Community Music School and teaching at numerous summer music camps, including Maine Fiddle Campe, Augusta Heritage Festival (WV), Swannanoa Gathering (NC), Summer Acoustic Music Week (NH), and Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School (CA). He received an NEA travel grant in 1994 to study the traditional music of Brittany, and has written a book of Celtic guitar arrangements for Mel Bay Publications.

Thanks Owed to the Scots?

by Vose ~ July 4th, 2018

A July 4th rumination on the Scottish contribution to American Independence.

june gathering with Sylvia Miskoe

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ June 27th, 2018

Sylvia Miskoe was the leader for the June gathering, which focused on creating a scottish country dance set.   


  • Christine Morrison’s Jig
  • Saw Ye My Wee Thing
  • Brisk Young Lads
  • Earl Bley’s Jig


  • Sir Archibald Grant of Monemusk
  • John Robertson
  • Mrs. Rae Wallace
  • Stewart & Kathleen Walker


  • In and Out the Roundabout
  • Astley’s Ride
  • Johny Come Kiss Me Now
  • Miss Murray of Lintrose


May Gathering with Dave Wasilew

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ June 27th, 2018

Dave Wasilew was the leader for the May gathering.   


four-part jigs:

·         Drover Lads

·         Lt. Maguire’s

·         Cork Hill, in A major


Cape Breton tunes:

·         Walker Street Reel

·         The Penicuick Hornpipe

April gathering with Neil Pearlman

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ April 9th, 2018

The April gathering will be hosted by the amazing pianist Neil Pearlman.


See his biography and website at


See also some of his videos:



March gathering

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ March 11th, 2018

Member Tunes

March 25, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Dave Wasilew will be leading our gathering this month as we enjoy playing the following compositions written by our own members.

Eggs In The Nest – March in A mixolydian by Jeff Rowan

Rowan Berry Ale – Jig in A mixolydian by Jeff Rowan

Lillianna Rose – Reel in D by Alan Wilson

Pamela Rose Grant – Slow Strathspey in G by Alasdair Fraser


Thanks, Andrea Beaton

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ January 18th, 2018

Andrea Beaton Tunes

Highland Whiskey

Old King’s

Buntata’s Sgadan

Jackson’s jig



Thanks, Tyler Buck!

by bwoodman ~ December 16th, 2017

Tyler Buck ran an unusual workshop on December 17th.  The workshop focused on Scottish songs, many derived from tunes.

The songs included:

  • Freedom Come All Ye, written during World War I by John MacLellan with lyrics by Hamish Henderson.
  • 51st Highlanders Farewell to Sicily, a spirited pipe march from WW II.
  • The Piper o’ Dundee, written as a reel.
  • Bonnie Dundee,
  • Hey Ca’ Thro,
  • Fisherrow (Jenny Dang the Weaver),
  • Birnie Bouzle (The Braes of Tullimet)
  • Ewie Wi’ the Crookit Horn.