Alan Wilson’s forty-nine comments

  • 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…

  • Sister Jean, X:2

    This unusual 6/8 tune is from Unst in the Shetland Islands. It was taught by Abby Newton at the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School, August 2007, along with the slow reel Kinrara (https://thesession.org/tunes/14860#setting33287). more…

  • Kinrara, X:2

    Abby Newton taught this tune as a slow reel at the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School, August 2007. more…

  • The Black Bear, X:3

    One of my favourite tunes. more…

  • Kilworth Hills

    Another retreat march - not a waltz - by PM G.S.McLennan. more…

  • Da Hamefarers, X:2

    1997 by John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> transcription from Boys of the Lough more…

  • Da Hamefarers

    Da Hamefarers is a Shetland tune by Tom Anderson. He composed it for the 1960 Hamefarin, 'home coming'. A hame farer is a Shetlander who has come back to the isles for a family reunion. (From notes by Sylvia Miskoe 'Granite Skyes' Vol 18, No.5.) more…