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Thanks Owed to the Scots?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

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

june gathering with Sylvia Miskoe

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Sylvia Miskoe  was the leader for the June gathering, which focused on creating a scottish country dance set.    jigs: Christine Morrison’s Jig Saw Ye My Wee Thing Brisk Young Lads Earl Bley’s Jig strathspeys: Sir Archibald Grant of Monemusk John Robertson Mrs. Rae Wallace Stewart & Kathleen Walker reels: In and Out the Roundabout […]

May Gathering with Dave Wasilew

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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 […]

Thanks, Andrea Beaton

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Andrea Beaton Tunes Highland Whiskey Old King’s Buntata’s Sgadan Jackson’s jig    

Thanks, Tyler Buck!

Saturday, 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, […]

Thank you, Beth Telford

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

On November 26, SRSNH was privileged to have Vermont fiddler Beth Telford as our workshop leader. Beth coaxed even the die-hard can’t-possibly-learn-by-ear folks into learning a Jerry Holland tune without sheet music, then supplemented it with three more Holland tunes that had already been distributed. Thank you, Beth, for expanding the way we listen and […]

Thank you, Peter McFarlane

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

October found us back in the Community Room with Peter McFarlane giving a spirited workshop on lyricism. Peter taught us that often, “less is more,” and that simply adding more emphasis just does not work. He gave us tips on maintaining fluidity and continuity and how to avoid choppiness in playing. By the end of the […]

Scottish dance music with Beth Murray

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Don’t forget our workshop on June 25, 1 to 3 pm, when pianist and certified Scottish Country Dance teacher Beth Murray will let us in on her secrets of how to play for dances. Beth has been a Scottish Country Dance musician since 1980, a dancer and pianist with the Scottish performing team New Caledonians, and a musical partner […]