Forthcoming Dates

September 22, 2013 by


Welcome
to our Site

See the links to the right to get tune books

Join Our Informal Practices – In Person practices suspended till further notice

VIRTUAL PRACTICE EVERY MONDAY 730-910 VIA ZOOM.  SOME SESSIONS ARE OPEN AND ALL WELCOME SEE BLOG POSTS BELOW.  USUALLY AT LEAST ONE PER MONTH. NEXT OPEN SESSION 16TH NOVEMBER.  DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON.

OTHERWISE OUR SESSIONS ARE MEMBERS ONLY –  SOME ARE SHY AND NOT COMFORTABLE PLAYING LIVE TO A CAST OF FRIENDS THEY HAVE NOT MET YET.  AN EMAIL IS SENT TO MEMBERS WITH LINKS TO THE SESSION – NOT GOT THE DETAILS?  EMAIL (PREFERABLY NOT LAST MINUTE AS MIGHT NOT SEE THAT): valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk

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 Feb Date 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

2020 – 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 😉

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.

 


Scratch at Home 16th November

November 11, 2020 by

All welcome.

We will be having a play along with Allan.

Zoom Links:

730pm-810pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77292989364?pwd=dkdlUXVrOVRoTkRjMlcrOFYwTkwwZz09

830pm-910pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79775146777?pwd=Rk9EWEpoYzZIa3kwemRiME1Tdmtodz09

Dots – https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-we-play-2016/

Sound files – https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-backing-tracks/

*** new tunes not played by Scratchy Noises before

26 High Drive

30 Tongadale

36 Eavesdropper

78 Sine Bhan

81 Mill Burn

86 Farley Bridge

90 Douce Pluie

93 Lord Lovat

94 Muntanyes del Canigo

***95 Circassian Circle

***96 Russian Tea

Scratch@Home – ALL WELCOME – 26th October 2020

October 15, 2020 by

Hello All,

Another play along conducted by Allan MacDougall is planned for 26th October 730-910pm.  

Play list in numerical order:

** new set

14 Headlands

17 A Man’s a Man

19 Ian Powrie’s Compliments

71 More Polkas

72 Conundrum

78 Gaelic Waltzes

82 Sweet Maid of Glendaruel

88 Mary Scott **

89 Road to Banff **

90 Douce Pluie du Soir **

91 Blarney Pilgrim Set **

92 Flower o’ the Quern **

93 Lord Lovat/Meeting of the Waters **

Music files https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-we-play-2016/

Sound files https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-backing-tracks/

Links:

730pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72504367654?pwd=UmFCVlV3VU9xM3dkRnRyY2x6Qit6UT09

830pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71286931642?pwd=T1RUd0laZjVXbXdFZkpPKzgvcXBDQT09

Password will be emailed out to Scratchy Noises, Clyde Coast, Bearsden Fiddlers, Riddell Fiddles distribution lists amongst others. Anyone else welcome just contact me valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk at least 1 hour in advance for the password.

Groovy wee play along this evening

September 28, 2020 by

Lovely to see Ian our drummer and some more new guests including a posse from Riddell Fiddles.  You are all most welcome and we hope to see you again.

Thanks as always to Allan for recording the sound tracks and packing so much playing time into our slot.

October date will be posted soon.

online playalong

Scratch@Home – ALL WELCOME – 28th September

September 18, 2020 by

Hello All,

Another play along conducted by Allan MacDougall is planned for 28th September 730-910pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Play list in numerical order – set no: *new version available **are new sets

Click on each line below to download the dots for that set or tune.
 
6 Spoots o’ Skerry
7 Boys of Bluehill
10 Calum’s Road / Staffin Island *
11 Midnight on the Water
21 Duke of Fife
30 Tongadale Reel (no Brenda Stubbert)
73 Fergie McDonald Set
75 Miller o’ Dervil
81 Mill Burn
84 Gordon Duncan Set (Dragon Jigs) **
85 Robertson’s Reel Set **
86 Farley Bridge Set **
87 Kenny Gillies of Portnalong **
128 Farewell to Glasgow (single tune)  
 

Sound Files

Scratchy 6                                                                                                           
scratchy_7


Scratchy_11
scratchy_21 scratchy_30 scratchy_73_fast scratchy_75 scratchy_81_faster scratchy_tune 128_farewell to glasgow
scratchy_84_gordon_duncan_set

scratchy 85 robertsons reel set
scratchy 86_Farley bridge Set 

scratchy_87_kenny_gillies 

Links:



730pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74102025174?pwd=T1VUYk1qalRPUTRMci9aQWxzZ1VUQT09 

830pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77843317764?pwd=QVpYVkVpRmdIdE9vb0JQSHZranRqZz09

Password will be emailed out to Scratchy Noises, Clyde Coast, and Bearsden Fiddlers distribution lists amongst others. Anyone else welcome just contact me valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk at least 1 hour in advance for the password.

Annual General Meeting Monday 24th August

August 17, 2020 by
An open invite was pre issued and a meeting took place 24th August.
Notes:
Review of last year details available here: AGM Gig and Workshop List 2019-20
Thanks to Alison for writing this summary.
Treasurer report – only one transaction for conductor thanks.  Paid for a meal.
Agreed to make donations to N Gatherer and a charity in appreciation of help we have had from Nigel and Allan.
Vote to continue or not – Agreed to continue the group
Music update – need a volunteer to combine new chords into book 4
New tunes – mix of views some wanted lots of new tunes some did not.  I think we reached a concensus of some new tunes but not coming thick and fast.  Bring is a set about once a month to try with notice and dots and chords available at least a week in advance of trying together.
Gigs/workshops
Allan – yes please to more monthly sessions
Gardens – possibly organise some small groups to play outside.  Geoup members have gazebos.
AOB
Social session Friday night to be organised
Try to suggest less played tunes not just the old favourites at the play alongs

Next Scratch@Home Session 17th August – ALL WELCOME

August 7, 2020 by

Hello All,

Another play along conducted by Allan MacDougall is planned for 17th August 730-910pm.

Tunes will be book 4 sets as follows.  Chord players please see note below.

63
65*
66*
69
70
74*
75*
79*
80
81*
82*
83*

*Chords have been prepared for those that did not have chords or needed amended updated music is here.  The notes are not changed so you do not need to reprint music if you are not using the chords. Note we might do some of the tunes in a different order to the way the set is on the file.

Music available from this link:

https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-we-play-2016/

Practice tracks now available here

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

Links:

730pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77296326357?pwd=U0JVYVg3a1JRRCtOZWF0MGg5Y1VBdz09

830pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72046185371?pwd=TDFiWGdWc2NVd2Z5T0gzSjdSVXJ4Zz09

Password will be emailed out to Scratchy Noises, Clyde Coast, and Bearsden Fiddlers distribution lists amongst others by Friday 14th August. Anyone else welcome just contact me valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk at least 1 hour in advance for the password.

Play Along with Scratchy

June 13, 2020 by

Hello All,

Another play along conducted by Allan MacDougall is planned for 6th July 730-910pm.

Tunes will be sets 26,28,29,31,35,36,39, 40, 41 from book 2 and 45 and 46 from book 3 available from this link:

https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-we-play-2016/

 

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

Links:

Time: Jul 6, 2020 07:30 PM London

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71348699548?pwd=bE5zYUpocnhDTndNQUMwamgvSDdUdz09

Time: Jul 6, 2020 08:30 PM London

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75990810520?pwd=NjE4MnNqNGU0MVYzeHlOQ09LelpzUT09

Password will be emailed out to Scratchy Noises, Clyde Coast, and Bearsden Fiddlers distribution lists amongst others by Tuesday 30th June.  Anyone else welcome just contact me valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk at least 1 hour in advance for the password.

 

Scratchy Noises 10th Birthday!

June 6, 2020 by

Well who would have thought we’d still be scratching away 10 years on! A great big thank you to Valerie for starting it all off in the first place and for keeping us motivated over the years. Without it we wouldn’t have had these fun times – just a few pics attached – I have tons but any more on the blog and it will crash. We’ve had a great 10 years so here’s to the next 10! And thanks to all of you who make it so enjoyable.
Happy 10th Birthday Scratchy Noises! ❤️ PS hope I haven’t broken the blog!

Blast from the Past

June 6, 2020 by

Here is a wee informal recording we made at a practice a while back. With small pipes intro.

 

 

Scratchy Noises Musical Mash Video – The Lounge Bar

June 6, 2020 by

Hi Guys, the video you took part in is shown below. I hope you enjoy watching.

Thank you so much for taking part and I hope you enjoyed the extra practice.
There was obviously some trials as it was our first ever mash but hopefully we all learned something new and had fun doing so.

If you want a copy you can hopefully just use the link and I’ll upload to the shared drobox folder too

Thanks guys.
Neil

My joke to enter into today competition #ScratchyNoises #Mens10k is:-
Why should you never trust trees?
They are shady AF.

If it has to be musical:-
Why should you never let your children watch an orchestra?
There is too much sax and violins