Monthly Archives: May 2010


An old album I have on cassette tape, the William Livingstone Senior Memorial, or something like that, had the contestants play a set consisting of a 2/4 March, Strathspey, Reel, Hornpipe, and Jig. It’s a great album and I’ve been hooked on playing all 5 together since.

I’ve got a little contraption to hold my left pinkie finger out of the way as it has been detrimental to the performance of  my left ring finger for some time now. The contraption certainly seemed to help.

The Rossshire Volunteers (march), Susan MacLeod (strathspey), Charlie’s Welcome (reel), Pipe Major George Allan (hornpipe), The Herringwife (jig):

Kantara to El Arish (march), Dora MacLeod (strathspey), Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree (reel), Lucy Cassidy (hornpipe), and Alan MacPherson of Mosspark (jig):

And a couple 6/8 marches for good measure, Mrs. Lily Christie and Miss Ishabel T. MacDonald: