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 TO ALL SEE BLOG POSTS BELOW AND JOIN US TO SCRATCH@HOME.

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 😉

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

 

 


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:

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 **
Farewell to Glasgow (see single tunes book)

** New tunes

*New chords available

Music available from this link:

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

Practice tracks are here:

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

Except for these new ones.   Apologies if this is a bit fragmented.  WordPress has updated and we need to check a few things before adding these to the usual page.

Set 84 Gordon Duncan Set

Set 85 Robertson’s Reel Set

Set 86 Farley Bridge

Set 87 Kenny Gilles of Portnalong

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

Scratch@Home Festival 6-8th June 2020

May 6, 2020 by

Yee Ha Can you believe Scratchy Noises have had fun making a racket for 10 years?

Usually our birthday party is at the Men’s 10k in Glasgow each June but the Mens 10k is pencilled in for August and we need to have our usual party.   Come along and join in the fun.

Saturday 6th June

Twitter user?

Tweet

  • A running or musical joke
  • A picture of you running or playing a musical instrument
  • Anything at all

hash tags #ScratchyNoises #Mens10k.  There might even be a small prize.

Deadline for the chance of that amazing prize is midnight 6th June.

Sunday 7th June 

Twitter user?

Tweet

  • about your virtual 10k this morning

hash tags #ScratchyNoises #Mens10k.  There might even be a small prize for the best tweet.

Deadline 1200 midday.

Chat

1130-1210

Online blether for the band and anyone who wants to join us.  Bring your own cake and beverage and toast the fun we have had.  Maybe share some jokes and tales of what you have enjoyed about Scratchy Noises.  Zoom link will be sent to our dist list so if you are not on that and want to join us email valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk and we will loop you in.

Monday 8th June

By popular request Allan MacDougall has kindly agreed to lead us in some more tune playing.  All instruments and their owners welcome subject to space. We will send out the links to the dist list and to our friends in Bearsden Fiddlers and Clyde Coast Strathspey and Reel Society.  Anyone else feel free to contact valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk and we will loop you in.  Only limited by Zoom ‘free’ version which allows 100 spaces.  We don’t expect 100 players but thought it best to request registration for those outwith our usual groups just in case.  We will play some easy tunes from books 1 and 2 available here:

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

Book 1 – sets:
2,6, 7,8, 9,11,16,17,19 ,21
Book 2 – sets:
23, 27
Sound files will all be available here: https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-backing-tracks/

The slots will be 730 and 830pm.

 

 

Tutor Led Session 14th May

May 2, 2020 by

Hello All,

Some time there were requests to do some of the GFW slow session tunes.

14th May evening we will have Finlay Allison lead a session focussing on sets that are not in our SN repertoire.  Some of our tunes do feature in other sets alongside some tunes we don’t play so we may play some of those sets too.

Here is a link to the  music:

http://www.glasgowfiddle.org.uk/music-files

Places will be free for Scratchy Noises members who have put funds into our coffers in recent years.  Anyone else will be able to join but they will need to pay for their place.

More info to follow.

Scratch@Home Virtual Workshop Monday 4th May

April 22, 2020 by

Hello All,

Any instrument and it’s well behaved owner can join our Scratch@Home workshop Monday 4th May 730pm-910pm with a tea break 810-830pm.  We will be led by Allan MacDougall and have backing tracks to play along with.

Tune books linked here:

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

Book 3 sets -50*,51,52,53,55,61**
Book 4 sets – 62,64,67,70

*this set each tune twice

**Kate Martin’s once and Louis Waltz twice

Sound tracks here:

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

The links and password will be emailed out to Scratchy Noises members and to Bearsden Fiddlers and Clyde Coast Strathspey and Reel Society mailing list who are invited to join us.

If you do not hear by Thursday 30th April 2pm please check your spam or email me valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk and I will send on the password.

How does it work?  For most of the session it will be classroom style.  You will be muted and follow Allan’s instructions.  He may ask you to unmute if he wants to speak to you.  There is a chat box if you want to talk to other attendees or ask a question.

Search the internet for your specific problem and you will probably find the answer.

Note this is not a session to break down and teach the tunes.  We will simply be playing the tunes as written.

To reduce risk of issues with the sound quality you receive we recommend you switch off other internet connected devices during the session.  Headphones can also be a useful way to hear the backing track better.

You heard on your headset briefly and then no more?  Might be your device is defaulting to it’s own speakers.  Try going to settings and set headphones as default.  Sometimes this resets when you close your device so needs to be done again.

Hope to see you there.