Forthcoming Dates

September 22, 2013 by


Welcome
to our Site

Want to contact us?  See https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/committee/

See the links to the right to get the music.

WE ARE TAKING A BREAK FROM MONDAY PRACTICES UNTIL SEPTEMBER BUT WATCH BELOW FOR A FEW AD HOC GET TOGETHERS AND GIGS

VIRTUAL PRACTICE MONDAY 730-910 VIA ZOOM. 

ONE SESSION PER MONTH OPEN TO ALL.  DETAILS  OF TUNES, MUSIC FILES ETC ARE POSTED IN THE BLOG ENTRIES BELOW IN ADVANCE. 

OTHER SESSIONS MEMBERS ONLY –  SOME ARE SHY ABOUT PLAYING LIVE TO A CAST OF FRIENDS THEY HAVE NOT MET YET. 

AN EMAIL IS SENT TO MEMBERS WITH LINKS TO THE SESSION 

Mondays

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

https://www.gfw.scot/membership

When college holidays are on we meet at Babbity Bowster http://babbitybowster.com/ Monday nights  7-9pm.  Next dates to be confirmed.

Thursdays

Once a month at Carol’s brother’s house West End. Next practice TBC 7-9pm. Please contact carolarmour3@hotmail.com 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

2021 – more workshops being planned – some virtual –  to work on our tunes.   These are usually open to anyone to join in as you can’t hear us playing 😉

More outside meet ups coming soon and open to all (numbers restricted to 15 or less depending on space)

29th August 2021 – Possible outside gig for Men’s 10k.  It is virtual this year but we should celebrate our 11th birthday.  0900 for 0930-1100 tunes (well known ones often done on a loop for this one) hopefully at Glasgow Green under pop up gazebo if risk of rain.

2nd October 2021 – Possible Ham and Jam set AM, Carluke.  Small group may need to be names in a hat or such.  More to follow.

November 2021 – Ceilidhfest  https://www.ceilidhfestglasgow.com/

We have been asked to join in.  We have some time to decide on our offerings.

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

 


Garden Play Along 7th August

July 28, 2021 by

Calling all Scratchers, Mel here.
Here is an invite to a back garden play along at my place in Dumbreck,
I’m going to try for Saturday 7th August about 1:30 ,
I think most of you have been at my house in the past, but I’ll send out address postcode etc
nearer the time to those who have expressed an interest.
Unfortunately I don’t have Valerie’s special powers to arrange a heatwave for that day,
so will be at the mercy of the Scottish weather.
At the moment I think the limit for numbers is 15 outdoors.
Could you reply to the email we sent to the dist list or by comment below if interested so I have an idea of numbers for seats, life jackets, etc.

BardBQ July 2021 a big success

July 22, 2021 by

A wonderful evening of tunes and banter which emerged from a suggestion from Geoff Crowley who runs some sessions down in Ayrshire.

21st July 2021 was the 225th anniversary of Burn’s death.

We played at the community garden in Chryston and then headed for our garden for the BardBQ.

Lovely Scotland’s best burger award winner burgers from local butcher https://www.scollinsandson.co.uk/products/dietary/slimming/ultimate-burger-6oz/

Some Burns tunes were played, it was scorching hot but we had some shade. Some neighbours enjoyed listening.

Couple of reviews from local social media:

‘Sitting in back garden enjoying the sun and the sound of someone playing Scottish tunes on the fiddle absolutely brilliant….’

‘Love it’

‘..houses behind us had a wee band it was great’

‘it’s fantastic what a treat’

Ceilidh Birthday Party for Lorna

July 16, 2021 by

Some of us went to Uddingston to have a wee tune and cake session to celebrate our friend Lorna’s 90th birthday. For those of you who don’t know Lorna is an active member of her community. She set up the Uddingston Folk Festival in her 80’s and continues to write books, sing songs, and spread kind words.

BardBQ

July 11, 2021 by

Hello All,


Anyone for some outdoor tunes 21st July?

515-6pm at Chryston Community Garden Lorn Avenue (10 mins walk from Belhaven Park or access from Millbrae Avenue and park there as not suitable for access by car from Cumbernauld Road)  Just to try out the venue.  There is a big outdoor shelter.

7pm – 9pm at 30 Belhaven Park Muirhead with gazebo/tents etc in case of rain.

It is the 220 anniversary of Rabbie Burn’s death and the first ever Burns Supper that took place 21/7/1801.

We can put on the fire and maybe a couple of small grills for some burgers or sausages in rolls – not a full BBQ but a BardBQ.  Maybe roast some marshmallows and haggis burgers?

Please let me know valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested as we can only have 8 people I think.  In the unlikely event more show an interest we will put names in a hat rather than first come first in.

Suggestions for playing (modified from old list so don’t worry you don’t need to lead a tune if you don’t want to)

Garden Invitation 1:30pm 26th June

June 13, 2021 by

Still on, subject to weather. Will confirm before. (May switch to evening if any chance of improved weather).

Can you bring your own chair if possible, if not thats fine will sort something.

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Hi,

If anyone wants to have an oudoor play together and a little blether you are welcome to come around to mine either early evening Fri 25 June or Sat 26th June afternoon/ evening.

I will not stick a specific time up yet to see whom would / or is available for those dates, enough to make viable and to check the weather as it is outdoor. It will obviously be very much weather dependant.

Snacks may be avaiable.

If you can register interest that would be great.

This is my Garden…

Scratch@Home 24th May

May 18, 2021 by

Another session kindly hosted by Allan MacDougall. 730-910pm.

All welcome any instrument.

Sheet music available here: https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-we-play-2016/

Backing tracks here https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-backing-tracks/

Set List:


22 Leaving Lismore

27 Farquhar and Hettie

36 Eavesdropper

39 Milltimber

40 Arran Boat Song

47 Jig of Slurs

49 Dashing White Sergeant

51 Lisnagun

53 Turn under Lea

54 Rakes of Glasgow

61 Kate Martin’s

63 Garoun

71 Polkas

72 Conundrum

81 Mill Burn

106 Northumberland Set

Zoom Link

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Meeting ID: 738 038 7469Passcode: 350916

Scratchy Playalongs

April 21, 2021 by

We had a great playalong on Monday 19th April.

Next open session Monday 24th May. Details will be added here a week or two in advance. All welcome any instrument.

Scratch@Home 19th April 2021

April 11, 2021 by

Another session kindly hosted by Allan MacDougall. 730-910pm.

Focussing on newer tunes this time. All welcome any instrument.

Sheet music available here: https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-we-play-2016/

Backing tracks here https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-backing-tracks/

82 Sweet Maid of Glendaruel

84 Gordon Duncan Set

86 Farley Bridge

87 Kenny Gillies

88 Mary Scott

89 Road to Banff

90 Douce Pluie

91 Blarney Pilgrim

94 Muntanyes

96 Russian Tea

97 Radetzky March

98 Love o’ da Isles

99 Nameless Lassie

103 Patie’s Mill

104 Birks o’ Aberfeldy

105 My Cape Breton Home

Zoom Link

MeetingTime: Apr 19, 2021 07:30 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting

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We are still scratching

March 30, 2021 by

Wonderful play along last night hosted by Allan. Lots of old favourite tunes. We were joined by some friends who we look forward to seeing again.

Hold the date – next open session 19th April 730pm.  Details will be posted on this blog soon.

Scratch@Home 29th March

March 19, 2021 by

Another session kindly hosted by Allan MacDougall. 730-910pm.

Lots of old favourites this time. All welcome any instrument.

Image – Ian Powrie band.

Sheet music in books 1 and 2 available here: https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-we-play-2016/

Backing tracks here https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-backing-tracks/


2 Barnyards of Delgaty

6 Spootiskerry

7 Boys of Blue Hill

8 Flowers of Edinburgh

9 Thistle of Scotland/Stronsay Wedding

11 Midnight on the Water

16 Whistle o’er the Lave O’t

17 A Man’s a Man/Tullochgorm

19 Ian Powrie’s Compliments

21 Duke of Fife’s Welcome/Staten Island

22 Leaving Lismore/Rope Waltz

26 The High Drive/Jenny Dang

27 Farquahar and Hettie’s/Elsey’s

28 Fairy Dance/De’il Amang the Tailors

31 Fr Angus MacDonnell/Dunvegan

35 Salt Fish/Mrs MacLeod

Join on Monday 29th March at 730pm via link:

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Meeting ID: 738 038 7469Passcode: 350916