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Uddingston Music Festival Poster from Organiser

January 10, 2018

The session Scratchy are hosting will be at 2pm on 10th Feb.  Tune list will be available in advance via this post.  No need to book – just turn up.

There is a mixed instrument workshop AM.  The workshop must be booked via:


Big Practice Day

December 9, 2017

Hi All,

We will go with 21st January for this practice day.   1-5pm.
Location –

The practice will be in the hall which should be accessed from the street behind the church not the front of the church.  There is a church service so please don’t try to access the hall before 1245.  That might also mean you have more chance of getting parked as it is busy around the church and there will be folk parked to attend the service leaving just before we arrive.

Tea, coffee, biscuits will be provided and there is a £3 donation requested for contribution to the hall hire and coffee.

Tunes will include:

  • Barnyards o’Delgaty/Scotland the Brave
  • Rocking the Baby, Scarce o’tatties,Stool of Repentance
  • The Ale is Dear, Wind that Shakes the Barley
  • The Headlands, Barren Rocks of Aden
  • Ian Powrie, Flett from Flotta
  • The Muckin’ o’ Geordie’s Byre, Kenmure up and awa’
  • The Highland Brigade at Magersfontein, Lochanside
  • Fairy Dance, Deil Amang the Tailors
  • Mrs. McLeod of Raasay/High Road to Linton
  • Jig o’ Slurs/Atholl Highlanders
  • Angus MacLeod/Teribus/Hopeless Lover
  • Turn Under Lea/Shakins o Da Barley

Most of these already in sets at

We will also play some of the tunes we played with the smallpipers:

Ham&JamSet 1

Workshop Today – Waifs and Strays

November 5, 2017

Dug out some dusty tunes and will get them added to next tune book.  Also some special tunes written for us….these must go on our next CD.

We will get practicing them in a few weeks.

I think folk enjoyed the day and we look forward to hearing you again soon.DSCF2229

Christmas Social Event?

October 29, 2017


Anyone up for a santa dash on 10th Dec?  We could have two groups – one jogging, one walking.  I think Neil and I can jog…I think we might persuade Dave and Davie to lead a walking group?  We might even arrange lunch then a few tunes in a pub after??


Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland Sponsored Walk

October 29, 2017

Beautiful day volunteering to play outside for the CHSS walk.

Bit nippy so welcomed the coffee served by friendly staff at the Hilton Garden Room after.

Organiser emailed to thank us and said

‘I interviewed many of the participants as they crossed the finish line and I asked what was their favourite part of the walk; many said finishing! but then said the band’

Possibility if being invited to play at future events.

Groovy Wee Practice at the Magic Room

September 28, 2017

Down at McPhabb’s earlier.

Fiddlers Rally

September 27, 2017

Come on support your fellow scratchers (Alison S, Alison E, Davie, Valerie, Allan) and buy a ticket or two for the rally.  There is a raffle, a glass of wine, and profits are going to Beatson Cancer Unit so even if you decide not to turn up you are helping a good cause.


Workshop 5th November

September 22, 2017

By popular request we propose a workshop on 5th November led by Nigel Gatherer.

Content will include brushing up some of our lesser played sets and something new too.

£25 will include a two course lunch.  Buy your own drinks (and mine and Nigel’s if you feel flush) at the bar during the day.

Arrival from 1000

Workshop 1030-1300 –  with break

Lunch 1300-1400

Workshop  1400-1600 – with break

The Crowwood Hotel, Muirhead

Buses take 15 mins from city centre – X3, X37, X39 also 38c gets you there by a slightly longer route.  Lifts might be possible from various places so please ask me if you need help with transport we will try to get you there and back.

Music available from Nigel’s site


Booking essential.  Please email:

I will then confirm options to pay.

Who is coming? Bold indicates paid – Valerie, David, Frances, Mel, Alison S,  Christine, Dad, Alison Sh, Derek, Sandra, Neil, Des, Mitchell, Tom F, Al H, Frans, George,  John L, Catherine, Suzie, Brian, Gary, Diane, Allan S, Mary, Tam

All instruments welcome if accompanied by an owner.

Ham and Jam 30th September

September 8, 2017

11am c45mins  music at Jam and Ham event, Carluke. Taking names now small group of folk who are confident to play on stage please.  Email if interested.  Davie, Dave, Sandra, Valerie,Ian, Mel, Frances, Neil, Janice.  Wait list now in operation.

We are the picture from last year in the local paper….looking good John.


Draft play list tbc – may be more sharing of intros if others join us.  May organise a practice.  We can possibly share some transport.

play-list-for-jam and ham 2017

Ham&JamSet – this is the Smallpipers set for those who are joining in with that.

ham and jam venue


4th September Practice Fun

September 5, 2017

Good wee session last night.  Looking forward to meeting some more people in future sessions.  All welcome.