In Person Session 23rd April

April 9, 2022 by

In person easy tunes and social meet up at Blawarthill Church Hall. https://www.blawarthillchurch.org/visit-us

The address is:

Millbrix Avenue, Scotstoun,

Glasgow G14 0EP

Note access to the hall we use at the back of the church is from Kinstone Avenue which is the next street parallel.

You may need to park a bit further away. Please do not park on pavements or block local residents.

2-4pm Saturday 23rd April.

Please do not try to access the building before 1350.

Tea and coffee should be available for a short break if you want to bring your own biscuits. Only allocated tea duty team (to be confirmed) will be allowed in the kitchen and the plan is they will boil water and bring out coffee and tea.

We will limit numbers to c20 so please ensure you have booked your space with valeriemcc@hotmail.ac.uk in advance and give plenty notice if you have to call off in case anyone else is waiting for a place.

Who is in? David, Valerie, Des, Verity, John S, Rae, Mel, Ian, Sandra, Frances

We know that some are getting back to ‘normal’ but we would still like to be cautious. Respect social distancing, try to sit 2 metres apart, avoid touching other people’s belongings, and ideally wear a face covering when moving around. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of covid, a cold or a bug.

We will work mainly from book 4 which has kindly been updated by Allan and reassembled and posted by Neil. Don’t worry – same tunes but chord players note some chord changes/additions where once missing. Link to find book:

Please bring all of your music in case we want to add a few more tunes in.

If you would like to donate to the foodbank please do bring along a donation. A list of what is required is available here: https://glasgownw.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Who is in?

Valerie, David

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Clanscape ’22 – Sunday 1 May

March 16, 2022 by

Had a great day out playing background music at the beautiful Royal Scottish Forestry site at Cashel, Loch Lomond, during their Clanscape event. Lovely to be playing live music together once again. And not a midge to be seen!

In Person Session 12th March

March 6, 2022 by

Hello All,

In person easy tunes and social meet up at Blawarthill Church Hall. https://www.blawarthillchurch.org/visit-us

The address is:

Millbrix Avenue, Scotstoun,

Glasgow G14 0EP

Note access to the hall we use at the back of the church is from Kinstone Avenue which is the next street parallel.

You may need to park a bit further away. Please do not park on pavements or block local residents.

2-4pm Saturday 12th March.

Please do not try to access the building before 1350.

Tea and coffee should be available for a short break if you want to bring your own biscuits. Only allocated tea duty team (John and Cathy) will be allowed in the kitchen and the plan is they will boil water and bring out coffee and tea.

We will limit numbers to c20 so please ensure you have booked your space with valeriemcc@hotmail.ac.uk in advance and give plenty notice if you have to call off in case anyone else is waiting for a place.

We know that some are getting back to ‘normal’ but we would still like to be cautious so ask you to take a lateral flow test beforehand if appropriate, respect social distancing, try to sit 2 metres apart, avoid touching other people’s belongings, and wear a face covering when moving around. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of a cold or bug.

We will work mainly from book 3 which has kindly been updated by Allan and reassembled and posted by Neil. Don’t worry – same tunes but chord players note some chord changes/additions where once missing. Link to find book:

Please bring all of your music in case we want to add a few more tunes in.

If you would like to donate to the foodbank please do bring along a donation. A list of what is required is available here: https://glasgownw.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Who is in?

Mel, Valerie, David, Frances, Verity, Des, John L, Cathy, Christine, Rae, John S, Mitchell

Thomas Tunnock Uddingston Folk Festival 12th February

February 3, 2022 by

Hello,

All instruments and thier owners are invited to our online session 2-4pm 12th February.

Kindly hosted by Allan MacDougall.

It is free. No need to book just turn up.

Time: Feb 12, 2022 02:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 738 038 7469

Passcode: 350916

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

Playlist:

Book 1

Set 1 Glenside Polkas

Set 6 Spootiskerry set

Set 10 Calum’s Road

Book 2

Set 27 Farquhar and Hettie

Set 29 Father John MacMillan

Set 40 Arran Boat

Book 3

Set 47 Jig of Slurs

Set 55 Time for a Tunnocks

Set 56 Frosty Morning

Set 57 Angus McLeod

Set 59 Waiting for the Federals

Book 4

Set 78 Gaelic Waltz

Book 5

Set 84 Rory Gallacher’s

Set 93 Lord Lovat

Set 98 Love o Da Isles

Set 108 Farewell to Glasgow

Questions? Email me valeriemcc@hotmail.co.uk

Nigel Gatherer also running an in person workshop in the morning. Details here:

http://www.nigelgatherer.com/workshops/umf.html

In person session 26th February

January 25, 2022 by

Hello All,

In person easy tunes and social meet up at Blawarthill Church Hall. https://www.blawarthillchurch.org/visit-us

The address is:

Millbrix Avenue, Scotstoun,

Glasgow G14 0EP

Note access to the hall we use at the back of the church is from Kinstone Avenue which is the next street parallel.

You may need to park a bit further away. Please do not park on pavements or block local residents.

2-4pm Saturday 26th February.

Please do not try to access the building before 1350.

Tea and coffee should be available for a short break if you want to bring your own biscuits. Only allocated tea duty team (to be confirmed) will be allowed in the kitchen and the plan is they will boil water and bring out coffee and tea.

We will limit numbers to c20 so please ensure you have booked your space with valeriemcc@hotmail.ac.uk in advance and give plenty notice if you have to call off in case anyone else is waiting for a place.

We also ask you to take a lateral flow test beforehand if appropriate, respect social distancing, try to sit 2 metres apart, avoid touching other people’s belongings, and wear a face covering when moving around. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of a cold or bug.

We will work mainly from book 2 which has kindly been updated by Allan and reassembled and posted by Neil. Don’t worry – same tunes but chord players note some chord changes/additions where once missing. Link to find book:

Please bring all of your music in case we want to add a few more tunes in.

If you would like to donate to the foodbank please do bring along a donation. A list of what is required is available here: https://glasgownw.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Who is in?

1 David

2 Valerie

3 Dad

4 John L

5 Cath

6 Frances

7 Norman

8 Sandra

9 Mel

10 Neil

11 Des

12 Christine

13 Alison

14 Carol

15 Ali

16 Matt

17 Allan

18 Rae

Scratch@Home 31st January

January 21, 2022 by

Easy tunes with a Burns theme.

Feel free to join in the theme with a bit of tartan/something scottish.

Remember Burns supper gigs?

730-910pm.

Playlist

Find the books of tunes here https://scratchynoises.wordpress.com/tunes-we-play-2016/

Book1

Set 16 Green Grow the Rashes

Set 17 A Man’s a Man

Book 3

Set 45 John Anderson

Set 50 Diel’s Awa

Set 58 Ca The Yewes

Book 4

Set 82 Sweet Maid

Book 5

Set 88 Mary Scott

Set 90 Douce Pluie

Set 93 Lord Lovat

Set 98 Love o Da Isles

Set 99 Nameless Lassie

Set 104 Birks o’ Aberfeldy

Topic: Allan MacDougall’s Zoom MeetingTime: Jan 31, 2022 07:30 PM London

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7380387469?pwd=VnZEOWRwdUlsbFZnK1A1SFV5VmdCdz09
Meeting ID: 738 038 7469

Passcode: 350916

Scratch@Home 13th December 2021

December 7, 2021 by

Next session will be 730-910pm Monday 13th December.

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 738 038 7469

Passcode: 350916

We will be working from Book 2

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

(note chords updated but melody the same as per previous versions you may have printed)

Christmas tunes 139-142 and 521-522

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

A Grand Day Out

December 6, 2021 by

Thank you to everyone who came along on 4th December.

I think we sounded pretty ok considering we have not played together much recently.

Very pleased with how kind everyone was making the effort to keep distance, wear face covering when moving about and also bringing generous donations for the food bank.

Special thanks to Cath and John for making the tea.

Looking forward to doing it all again on 15th January.

4th December 2021 In Person Session

November 16, 2021 by

Hello All,

In person easy tunes and social meet up at Blawarthill Church Hall. https://www.blawarthillchurch.org/visit-us

The address is:

Millbrix Avenue, Scotstoun,

Glasgow G14 0EP

Note access to the hall we use at the back of the church is from Kinstone Avenue which is the next street parallel.

You may need to park a bit further away. Please do not park on pavements or block local residents.

2-4pm Saturday 4th December.

Please do not try to access the building before 1350.

Tea and coffee should be available for a short break if you want to bring your own biscuits. Only John and Cath will be allowed in the kitchen and the plan is they will boil water and bring out coffee and tea.

We will limit numbers to c20 so please ensure you have booked your space with valeriemcc@hotmail.ac.uk in advance and give plenty notice if you have to call off in case anyone else is waiting for a place.

We also ask you to take a lateral flow test beforehand if appropriate, respect social distancing, try to sit 2 metres apart, avoid touching other people’s belongings, and wear a face covering when moving around. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of a cold or bug.

We will work mainly from book 1 which has kindly been updated by Allan and reassembled and posted by Neil. Don’t worry – same tunes but chord players note some chord changes/additions where once missing. Link to find book:

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

Also 139-142 and 521-522 – well it is December. Available here:

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

Please bring all of your music in case we want to add a few more tunes in.

We will take a collection for the foodbank so you can check here for what is in short supply:

https://glasgownw.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Who is in?

1 David

2 Valerie

3 Dad

4 John L

5 Cath

6 John S

7 Frances

8 Rae

9 Mitchell

10 Sandra

11 Mel

12 Neil

13 Kim

14 Sam

15 Christine

16 Allan

17 Alison

18 Verity

19 Des

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AGM Report 8th November 2021

November 8, 2021 by

Review of last year

A summary was kindly provided by AS. See file below. Members expressed thanks to those who organised playalongs in person or online over the last year.

A special thanks to Allan McDougall for hosting playalong sessions and recording sound files for us.


Treasurer report

Links are available on site. Not much income or expenditure except for a gift for members special anniversary and charity donation in lieu of Allan helping us as he did not want any payment.

If anyone has any suggestions for spend they should contact the committee.

Vote to continue or not

Everyone wanted to continue to play together

Music update 

Allan has kindly agreed to check chords and add chords to the tunes that do not have any yet. He is also recording some new versions of the sound files.

Forthcoming practices and events

Celidhfest onlines session 15th November.

Monthly playalongs with Allan on Zoom.

One a month in person sessions planned once a month from December.

AOB