Forthcoming Dates

September 22, 2013 by


Welcome
to our Site

 

We are  currently meeting ad hoc in person (circa monthly) and once a month on Zoom.  Details of dates below in blog.  All welcome.

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

See the links to the right to get the music.

Sign up for a Performance or Event

2021/2 – 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 😉

8th November 2021 – AGM – 7pm – online with playalong afterwards.  Link will be posted about a week in advance.

15th November 730-910pm online hosted session details of tunes and Zoom links will be posted in blog posts circa a week in advance.

November 2021 – Ceilidhfest – plotting something small tbc  https://www.ceilidhfestglasgow.com/

4th December 2021, 15th January 2022 and monthly cOct – April – in person practice in church hall c1-4pm.  Open to all but numbers capped.  More details will be posted in blog below nearer the time.

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

 


Scratch@Home 18th October

October 11, 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/ and here as single tunes https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/scratchy-noises-tunes/

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

Inisheer

Set List:

19 Ian Powrie/Flett from Flotta

29 Father John MacMillan

71 Polkas

78 Sine Bhann set

80 Waltz for Kylin/Inisheer

82 Sweet Maid of Glendaruel set

87 Kenny Gilles

88 Mary Scott

91 Blarney Pilgrim

96 Russian Tea

98 Love o Da Isles

106 Northumberland Set (twice if there is time)

Single tune 518 The Youngest Ancient Mariner (In A)

Zoom Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7380387469?pwd=VnZEOWRwdUlsbFZnK1A1SFV5VmdCdz09

Meeting ID: 738 038 7469

Passcode: 350916

Playalong 11th September

September 6, 2021 by

Outdoors 2-4pm at Chryston Community Garden.

Covered space outdoors. Northern Corridor Community Volunteers G69 9LY. Take a look at the map online if you plan to drive – best to approach from Millbrae Avenue where you can park as you cannot park at the garden. There are bollards at the end of Lorn Ave between Millbrae Ave and Cumbernauld Road. You cannot drive in from Cumbernauld Road side but you could part there and walk. When you see the bollards look right (From Cumbernauld Rd) or left if approaching from Millbrae Ave. There is a track and some large gates to the community garden. There is a big outdoor shelter we can play in.

Useful to know who plans to come but should be enough space for usual numbers.

valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk

No loos – buy a can of coke at Muirhead Inn up the road if you need to go?

Please bring the following tunes to practice:

1 Glenside

2 Barnyards o Dalgety

5 Scarce of Tatties

7 Boys of Bluehill

10 Calums Road

13 Colgrave Sound

22 Leaving Lismore

27 Farquhar and Hettie’s

42 Biserka

57 Angus MacLeod

87 Kenny Gilles

96 Russian Tea

98 Love o Da Isles

106 Northumberland Set

Single Tunes

Rowan Tree

Da Slockit Light

Farewell to Glasgow

Wild Rose of the Mountain

A Grand Day Out

August 29, 2021 by

We had a lovely outdoor play along today at the community garden in Chryston.

Next one 11th September 2-4pm. Room for 10-12 folk (more if totally dry and we can sit out in the open space too). Please email valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk if you want to confirm your place.

28th August Session

August 13, 2021 by

Hello. Session booked 28th August 2-4pm covered space outdoors. Northern Corridor Community Volunteers G69 9LY. Take a look at the map online if you plan to drive – best to approach from Millbrae Avenue where you can park as you cannot park at the garden. There are bollards at the end of Lorn Ave between Millbrae Ave and Cumbernauld Road. You cannot drive in from Cumbernauld Road side but you could part there and walk. When you see the bollards look right (From Cumbernauld Rd) or left if approaching from Millbrae Ave. There is a track and some large gates to the community garden. There is a big outdoor shelter we can play in.

Useful to know who plans to come but should be enough space for usual numbers.

valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk

No loos – buy a can of coke at Muirhead Inn up the road if you need to go?

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7380387469?pwd=VnZEOWRwdUlsbFZnK1A1SFV5VmdCdz09

Meeting ID: 738 038 7469Passcode: 350916