Alan Wilson’s fifty-five comments

  • Montgomery Bell, X:2

    Heard this first from Gordon Gunn in 2015 in Wick. He played it again in a Zoom virtual reunion of the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School, August 2020, along with Jig Run Rig and John Keith Laing. All great tunes. more…

  • The New Fiddle, X:2

    This is the way I learned it - all scales and arpeggios. Differing from the Jerry Holland Second Collection version (p 100) only in the first measure, going down the E scale. more…

  • The Stone Frigate, X:2

    This setting of PM Carrigan's pipe reel came up in the Boston area, as being played frequently at the Canadian American club session. more…

  • Dr. Keith, Aberdeen

    A strathspey in F major by J. Scott Skinner, in the Miller o' Hirn collection. more…

  • H. Mackworth

    This slow strathspey in B flat, is by J. Scott Skinner. more…

  • Riptide

    This driving reel in F is the last tune in a set I learned from Barbara McOwen. more…

  • Loch Maree - not a Waltz

    This is a retreat march (quarter note = 86) - a pipe tune by George Stewart McLennan 1883-1927. more…

  • Re: Loch Ruan - Composer

    This pipe march is by George MacEachran MacIntyre of Campbeltown, Scotland, who served with the 8th Argylls and was taken prisoner at St. Valery in 1940. more…

  • The Fiddle Cushion, X:3

    Here is the A major version as found in "Buncrana to Baleshare" by Simon Bradley. I bought the book from Simon at the 10th Anniversary SHISSF (Southern Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddle) where he was teaching with Anna-Wendy Stevenson.... more…

  • Re: Kinrara

    Kinrara is on The Session at (https://thesession.org/tunes/6801#setting33288) more…