Forthcoming Practice Dates

September 22, 2013 by

Babbity Bowster, Glasgow

Mondays outwith GFW term dates (see below) upstairs at  7-9pm.  £1. Parking on the street is usually free after 6pm.  Next date – tbc 13th February 2017. Mondays when GFW classes take place we will be meeting at John Wheatley East End Campus, 2 Haghill Road, G31 3SR.  For GFW class schedule see

The Dram, Woodlands Road, Glasgow,  Thursday practice roughly once a month. Next date 9th March 7-9pm.  £1 The £1 goes towards subsidising tutors for the group from time to time. Not sure if this is for you?  Comment below, contact the committee, or just turn, up.

Forthcoming Events

4th March 2017 – Carluke, evening event see post below.

17th June 2017  date tbc Invited back to Muirhead Gala Day poss 3rd Sat in June.

18th June 2017 Men’s 10k and Scratchy Noises 7th birthday.

More coming soon.

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


Big Practice

February 15, 2017 by

Hello All,

Looking at doing another big practice at Blawarthill Church Hall.  More dances, more songs, practice some of our lesser known materials.

Looking at Aprl 8,9,22,23 – can you let me know which of these are possible dates?

Uddingston Music Festival

February 11, 2017 by

A great wee day out at Uddingston Music Festival.

Workshop with Nigel Gatherer AM, invaded Tunnock’s tea room for lunch, and enjoyed a big session PM with Boyd Tunnock joining the band.  More pics to follow.

Anyone lost a black music stand?  Still at church but we might be able to get it back to you without you trailing to the church.

Lost a black umbrella with white raindrops logo?  I have it.image



Fundraiser Carluke Sat 4th March

January 28, 2017 by


We have been asked to play in Carluke to raise funds for

The gig will run from 730pm with us and also a few floor spots from singers and others.   We expect to be there quite a bit earlier for a rehearsal.


Who is playing?


Ian MacLean


Carol Armour

Neil Beck

Sandra Kinninburgh

John Lewis

Valerie McCutcheon + Whistle

Alison Schreiber

John Shaw

Mitchell Sorbie


Frances McCall

David Strachan + pipes


Mel Williamson


Cathy Lewis

Des Tierney + Whistle

The plan is for everyone to be there from about 4.30pm to setup and practice running order  – meal served at 6.15pm – performance 7.30pm (for 2 hrs max with break)


Kirkton Church
9 Station Road



Practice PM Sunday 26th Feb.



Blawarthill Burns Supper

January 28, 2017 by

imageMany thanks to all the players last night.

We played for about 50 mins before dinner and enjoyed the speeches and raffle.

I think the songs and dances went really well.

A lovely night out.



Pollok House, Burns Supper

January 16, 2017 by

Scratchy had fun playing background music at a Burns Supper at Pollok House on Saturday We put on our gladrags and played our socks off! I think we got the sound about right despite the tricky acoustics. Afterwards enjoyed haggis, neeps and tatties in the Servants’ Hall – we know our place! Thanks to Lynne, Cass and the team at Pollok for the lovely haggis and neeps, delicious! Enjoy the photos below..



Scratchy Noises in full regalia


Spot the photobomber?


Possible event?

January 9, 2017 by

Saw this.  Not sure if suitable.  Not offering to organise it but if others are interested and someone wants to take the lead…..

Uddingston Folk Festival – 11th February

January 9, 2017 by

Hello All,

There will be a session at Uddingston Folk Festival 2-4pm the Church of the Nazarene, Old Mill Road, Uddingston G71 7LU

Just turn up.  Tunes for the session here:  sn-uddingston-music-fest-2017-session-book

If you are a chord player see this link, it’s nowhere near as pretty as the above book but it does have a few chord additions and alterations. uddingston-2017-scratchy-noises-chords

Why not come for the day?  Book the morning workshop here

Draft list of other events at the festival musicfest-2017-almost-final

9th January Practice Venue

January 7, 2017 by

Hello All,

We just got informed that Babbity will have to close on 9th January unexpectedly so everyone welcome at our house 30 Belhaven Park, Murihead G69 9FB 7-9pm.  Useful if you text 07787972514 if you plan to come just so we know who to expect but also welcome just to turn up.

Burn’s Supper 27th Jan Blawarthill Church

December 21, 2016 by

We are doing the Burn’s supper at Blawarthill Church.  Arrive from 630pm playing from 650-730 then some songs and dances after supper.


Play list:


Who is playing: Des, Davie, Stevie, Maureen, Valerie, Alison, Sandra, Ian.  Wait list in operation.

Frances’s Birthday 12th March

December 21, 2016 by

Hello All,

Frances is holding a play along for her birthday 12th March afternoon.

The venue is:

Cawder Golf Club, Cadder Road, Glasgow G64 3QD
Phone: 0141 761 1280
There will be some sort of catering and there is a bar. Details closer to the event.

Plenty of parking.

Please let Frances know if you want to come