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tunebook 178 tunes.

Scottish, from Dundee, went to boarding school in Yorkshire, now living in Hamburg.
I play various tubes with holes in them for my fingers - mainly the flute, both Boehm and simple system. Also whistles and pipes.
I am trying to push a bit more Scottish repertoire into the Hamburg session scene while learning the ITM stuff myself as well.

I play a keyless blackwood Flute in D by Windward Flutes and a 6 key blackwood Terry McGee GLP also in D. Also, more rarely, a number of other flutes and whistles too many to mention here. I am also learning the pipes and I have a set of A/D smallpipes from Lauriebeck, Garvie Session pipes and a GHB of "evolved" provenance. I also have a silver bodied Boehm Flute (Yamaha 674) which I use for classical music.

I have been quite severely influenced by Chris Norman’s playing, particularly on the Caledonian Flute CD. To this I have now (2010) added Conal O’Grada as inspiration. I also particularly like th eplaying of Calum Stewart and Harry Bradley.

2011 I made it to the flute meeting organised by Conal O’Grada and Hammy Hamilton - Great fun and I will be trying to make it as regularly as I can in the future.

19th October, 2012:
Flute: Rookery
http://www.box.com/s/fmijpnnfr9l4892kya6m
Flute: Musical Priest
http://www.box.com/s/8vtcxs1jfu4exjj0ol1t
Flute: Swinging on the Gate
http://www.box.com/s/q57l297w11aybhp8l3zw
Flute: Sally Gardens
http://www.box.com/s/mpj0akc48dlhq0a6laxw

4th June 2012:
Flute: Rolling in the Ryegrass, Green Gates
http://www.box.com/s/3e20bce7393c2d471c94
Flute Anderson’s:
http://www.box.com/s/05ba5be2018d950c1e10

(With one exception, all the audio files below are completely unedited…)
2.4.2012:
Mrs Hamilton of Pithcaithlands, Smallpipes
http://www.box.com/s/54dc973105b5490b2f70

Meeting of the Waters, Corn Riggs, Smallpipes
http://www.box.com/s/12436c493e714320d993
and the same again with a bit of audio cleaning up…
http://www.box.com/s/57e1b06fe9451393b758

2.1.2012:
Rose in the Heather, Lord Macdonald
http://www.box.com/s/y4jd0o1d6jssr4kr6bry

1.9.2011:
Rolling in the Ryegrass, Flute
http://www.box.net/shared/ozblmyvpahadrprj36gb

More Clips, 9.7.2010:
Last Pint, Flute
http://www.box.net/shared/gzhpjxjzbj

Da Ferry Reel, Flute
http://www.box.net/shared/8gag8xaqxs

Corn Riggs, Flute
http://www.box.net/shared/j6428v8jez

Corn Riggs, smallpipes
http://www.box.net/shared/cnm7vzxxaz

The Ale is Dear, smallpipes
http://www.box.net/shared/dlrun0f8mh

Pawky Adam Glen, smallpipes
http://www.box.net/shared/zrb3qn3cba

Parting of the Waters, smallpipes
http://www.box.net/shared/vkyjb66yud

Snippets Update 6.1.2010:
Ferry Reel
http://www.box.net/shared/nayjn0klar
Killavil Jig
http://www.box.net/shared/8tbykvst1m
Flowers of Edinburgh
http://www.box.net/shared/671z2y4giy
Blackthorne Stick (again)
http://www.box.net/shared/pmscvm0ikz

Update 30.7.2009:
Lauriebeck smallpipes are here and getting played quite a bit.
Here are a few samples of some of my (flute) playing attempts:
(13.10.2008):
Da Mirrie Boys of Greenland
http://www.box.net/shared/64sqeioi01
Sleep Sound ida Morning (15.5.2009)
http://www.box.net/shared/olnlznpzcz