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 tune books.

VIRTUAL PRACTICE MONDAY 730-910 VIA ZOOM. 

ONE SESSION PER MONTH OPEN TO ALL.  NEXT OPEN SESSIONS 13TH AND 22ND FEB 2021 – DETAILS  OF TUNES, MUSIC FILES ETC WILL BE 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 😉

6th March 2021 – Invite to join Bearsden Fiddler’s virtual rally – more details circulated in an email.  Not got them?  Feel free to contact me valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk – all welcome, any instrument.

29th August 2021 – Possible outside gig at Men’s 10k pending confirmation of restrictions nearer time

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@Home 22nd February

February 16, 2021 by

Another of our monthly sessions to which all are welcome. Kindly hosted by our friend Allan MacDougall.

(Pic – The Birks O Aberfeldy)

Dots available here:

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

Soundsfiles can be found here:

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

***= new set

2 Barnyards of Delgaty

6 Spootiskerry

7 Boys of Blue Hill

8 Flowers of Edinburgh

11 Midnight on the Water

23 John Clifford’s

29 Father John MacMillan

41 Stan Chapman’s

71 Polkas

75 Miller o’ Dervil

82 Sweet Maid of Glendaruel

86 Farley Bridge

94 Montanyes del Canigo

96 Russian Tea

104 Birks o’ Aberfeldy Set***

105 My Cape Breton Home***

Zoom link for the whole session:

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

Fun Day at Uddingston Folkfest

February 13, 2021 by

Had a great chat and session at the Uddingston Folkfest today. Lovely to see the fiddles/gtars/whistles/mandolins/smallpipes and more.

Thomas Tunnock Uddingston Folkfest 13th February 2021

January 16, 2021 by
Boyd Tunnock enjoying a previous Scratchy Noises Session

As part of the Thomas Tunnock Uddingston Folkfest we will be holding a playalong on Zoom 2-4pm on Saturday 13th February. It is free, no need to book, just join the Zoom link below at 2pm on 13th February.

Any questions contact valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk

Tune sets listed here in numerical order but will be played in a different order.

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

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

25 Highland Brigade at Magersfontein

35 Salt fish and Dumplings

40 Arran Boat Set

42 Biskerka

47 Jig of Slurs

50 The Diel’s Awa

54 Rakes of Glasgow

55 Time for a Tunnocks

77 March, Strathspey and Reel

78 Sine Bhan

87 Kenny Gilles

88 Mary Scott

89 Road to Banff

98 Love o Da Isles

99 Nameless Lassie

103 Slow Air and Rag (this is a new set)

Zoom link (please don’t try this before 2pm on 13th Feb as Allan may have another meeting running)

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

Lorna has set up a fund for local charities if anyone wants to donate online instead of the usual pudding bowl we put out at the session:

There is also a wee informal chat session 1-130pm 13th Feb. Drop in and say hello. If there are just a few of us we can chat freely. If more I will mute all and ask folk to raise hands/speak, or divide into chat rooms. Topic: Thomas Tunnock Uddingston Folk Festival ChatTime: Feb 13, 2021 01:00 PM LondonJoin the Zoom Meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71752741231?pwd=TWFKUFVjTUJNZTNYb0NsQ3VQYXFPUT09

Meeting ID: 717 5274 1231

Passcode: Glenside1

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Scratch at Home 11th January

December 29, 2020 by

Another of our monthly sessions to which all are welcome. Kindly hosted by our friend Allan MacDougall.

Dots available here:

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

and here https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/scratchy-noises-tunes/

Soundsfiles can be found here:

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

Playlist    (**  =  new soundfiles and dots)


27    Farquhar and Hettie

39    Milltimber Jig Set

56    Old Time Set  (NB other groups playing a version which repeats Frosty Morning without repeats twice round at the end of the set and we will do that too for this session – finish with a wee extra high A if you want)

68    Alexander Park Set

87    Kenny Gilles

89    Road to Banff

95    Circassian Circle

96    Russian Tea

97    Radetzky March  **

98    Love o’ da Isles  **

99    Nameless Lassie  **

100  Ceud Mile Failte  **

101  Vienna, City of my Dreams  **

102  Rachael Young **       

Auld Lang Syne  (a new version on single tunes page marked January 2020) **

Zoom link for part 1  (7.30)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7380387469?pwd=VnZEOWRwdUlsbFZnK1A1SFV5VmdCdz09

Zoom link for part 2 (8.30)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7380387469?pwd=VnZEOWRwdUlsbFZnK1A1SFV5VmdCdz09

Charity Donation

December 4, 2020 by

In recognition of Allan MacDougall’s contribution to recording sound files for us and running monthly playalongs during the pandemic we have sent £100 to North Ayrshire Cancer Care. Allan insists we cannot pay him so donation made to charity.

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                                                                                                           
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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