Forthcoming Dates

September 22, 2013 by

aWelcome to our Site

See the links to the right to get tune books

Join Our Informal Practices


When the college term is on we meet at Glasgow Kelvin College Monday’s c730-930pm (there is a slow session c645-730pm)

When college holidays are on we meet at Babbity Bowster Monday nights upstairs 7-9pm

21 and 28th January confirmed see you there.


Once a month at Carol’s brother’s house West End.  Next practice, To be confirmed February, 7-9pm.  Please contact for address if you don’t know where it is and to let her know if you will be going along.

Sign up for a Performance or Event

Will be adding another date soon for a day of newish or rusty tunes.

31st January 2019 – Blawarthill ‘Burns Bite’ 7pm background music, wee bite at 730pm, more background music after food. Auld Lang Syne at end. Band assembled: Valerie, Davie S, David F, Alison, Neil, Norman, Des, Tom F.  If anyone else interested do shout – wait list in operation.

9th February 2019 – Scratchy Noises led open session at Tunnock’s Uddingston Musicfest 2-4 PM. There is also a mixed instrument workshop AM in same venue – book that here

More info about the session and tune book link to follow.

9th February 2019 – Methodist Church Paisley. Burns night Party. Times to be confirmed.

19th May 2019 Traditional Session as part of Bearsden

Massimo’s Restaurant 3-5 Kirk Rd, Bearsden Cross, Glasgow G61 from 1500 hrs.  We hope to have a projector with music on for most of the tunes.

If you our any musicians you know are you interested in coming along to the session email or phone 0141 942 88127 to register your interest To give them an idea of numbers.

If you want to organise another practice or event and advertise it here let us know.




Burns Supper, Pollok House, Saturday 19 January

January 20, 2019 by

Enjoyed playing background music in the beautiful Library at Pollok House as guests arrived for a Burns Supper. We played for just over an hour and then had our own meal in the Servants’ Hall, following which we had an impromptu lesson on how to do a slip-jig! Thanks to the staff for our lovely meal.

This is a rare recording of the popular dance ‘ the Mel shuffle ‘, two things to highlight here :-   one,  Mel going off piste with some improvised freestlye moves of his own and secondly, Des warming up by not being able to resist a wee trial kick near the end before taking off his jacket and getting stuck in. Good fun guys. Thanks Mo and Carol….and Alison for organising.

Blawarthill Burns Bite 31st January 2019

January 19, 2019 by

Blawarthill ‘Burns Bite’ 7pm background music, wee bite at 730pm, more background music after food. Finishing at 9pm. Auld Lang Syne ready for end. Band assembled: Valerie, Davie S, David F, Alison, Neil, Norman, Des, Tom F. If anyone else interested do shout – wait list in operation.

Tune list will be circulated soon..mainly ones we have played lots.

Practice booked for 27th January.

Thomas Tunnock Festival 9th February

January 15, 2019 by

As part of this festival. There will be a mixed instrument session –  all welcome no need to book just turn up and smile. Tune book will be posted here soon.

9th Feb c130-330pm

Church of the Nazarene, Old Mill Road, Uddingston G71 7LU

Thers is also a tutor led mixed instrument workshop same morning bookable via

Why not come along and make a day of it?  We usually go to Tunnock’s cafe for lunch too…..mmmmmmm

There are sometimes even Tunnock’s biscuits at our coffee break.

Photos from today’s practice.

December 22, 2018 by

Cheers to all.

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

Groovy Wee Party Today

December 22, 2018 by

Thanks to all for coming along and trying a few more tunes.

Hope you all have a lovely holiday.

New Tunes

December 18, 2018 by

Who is up for another get together on Sat 22nd December.

Maybe C130-430pm and have a drink and chat after so people can hang about if they want wait out the rush hour traffic?

We can do some of the other tunes in book 4/single tune book.

Let’s consider sets 62,75,76 might not get thru them all.

Going ahead so do let us know if interested – so far – Neil, Maureen, Mel, David, Valerie, Tom, Allan, Sandra, Christine, Alison, Frances, Dad.  Probably getting to a full house now but do shout if you want to join us…..



Burns Supper – Paisley

December 9, 2018 by


Scratchy Noises Needs you !


Findley’s dad’s burns supper is 09/02/19 in Methodist church Paisley.  Looking for a small group to ‘tune/fiddle in’ the haggis and lead a few burns songs.

If interested please add your name to comments below. I would also like to organise some practice sessions before then. Always handy to have the burns sets up to ‘scratch’ so to speak at this time of year.

UPDATE: The event will be 7pm – 10pm sharp finish.

New tunes?

November 27, 2018 by


16th Dec 1-4pm at Maureen’s.  Address Has been emailed out to attendees in advance.  Let Maureen or Valerie know if you have not got it.

Who is interested?  Alison S, Mel, Maureen, Davie, Valerie, Neil, Christine, Dad, Allan, Sandra, Tom F, Frances.

New tunes if you want to look up sound files online or have a go in advance:

Campbells Farewell to Red Gap In D

Lucky Scaup – last tune on a Tribute to Jimmy Shand

Fergie McDonald Jigs – Stornoway Jig and Jig Runrig

Mo Dhachaid – last tune on the Gaelic Waltz set

Waltz for Kylin/Inisheer

All are in the new book 4:

There are some other tunes in this prototype book that we will do thereafter.


Greenbank Christmas Fair, Sunday 18 November

November 19, 2018 by

On a lovely sunny but cold day, we jingled our bells and decked the halls accompanied by some fantastic young percussionists, great fun. Also had fun playing our usual traditional tunes to a packed house of visitors who enjoyed the lovely stalls, crafts and baking while our music drifted through the house and outside. Lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves – even the 7 parakeets who appeared in the trees!! Must have heard us playing…..



Tunes Update

November 18, 2018 by


I am going to try and number the new sets and seperate them into individual tunes as well. Finally…

If you look at the Individual tunes page you will see 2 indices, one for individual tunes and one for sets.

You can see that the individual tunes now go up to 202 and the sets now go up to 62. If you keep checking, the number of sets should increase as we work through them. Please bring the music for the newest additions to play along to at practices from now on until the new book is ready.

For the moment only two new tunes have been added :-  65_ Inisheer and 503_A Waltz for Kylin. I will leave any new 500 numbers on for a short period to enable folk to print off.

These have been combined into the first new set :-  62_A Waltz for Kylin / Inisheer

Inisheer needs chords if someone wants to help out.