Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Jam is moving weekends

The Scottish Jam at Fiona's Irish Pub Kingstowne is moving to 3rd Sunday for the rest of 2017. More info soon!

Sunday, October 01, 2017

September Fiona's Tunes

We had a shorter jam this time around because the room was taken, the bar was earmarked for football, and so we played outside, which got unseasonably hot very quickly!

I'm going to look at moving the jams a week earlier for the rest of the year (3rd Sunday of the month), to avoid conflict with holidays and the Richmond Celtic Festival, so stay tuned!

Here's what we played at the September jam:

Gaelic Song Circle:
'S Ann an ile 
Brochan lom
Fear an dhùn mhòr
Ribbeanan Riabhach
Cuir e air a phiob
Eileen mo chridh 
Fear a bhata
O Luaidh
Grad Geal Mo Chridh 
Chi mi’n Geamhradh

Jam Session:
Phillip & Marina Anderson of Springland’s/The Lime Hill/Highland Whisky/Jack Daniels/Father Francis Cameron
The Last Pint
Stirling Castle/Mor a cheannaich/The Barrowburn Reel
Raivlin Reel/The Shetland Fiddler
Spootiskerry/Willafjord/Sleep Soond ida Moarnin/Jack Broke da Prison Door
Free Falling
Lieutenant Maguire/Jig Runrig/The Curlew/Drover Lads/The Atholl Highlanders
Sean Truibhas
Calliope House/Andy Dejarlis’/The New Fiddle/Hull’s Reel/Road to Errogie
Flowers of Edinburgh/As a thosaich/High Drive
The Miller /Big John MacNeill
The Volcanic Jig
Da Slockit Light

Franks’ Reel/The Mortgage Burn/Father Frances Cameron/“a PEI tune somewhere in Fiddle Club”

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July Fiona's Jam Tunes

Smaller turnout this month, but a good time was had nonetheless. Thanks to everyone who came out, especially the new faces!

We had a new group come in for the “teach a tune” section of the Gaelic song circle, so we got to teach Brochan lom and ’S ann an Ile fresh! After we went freeform, several more songs in Gaelic & Scots were sung: 

Ba mo leanabh
Wee cooper of fife
Là dhomh ’s mi am beinn
Women of Dundee

We had a small turnout once the jam got rolling, but here’s a list of (most of) what we played:

The Shetland Fiddler/The Drummer/The Easy Club/The Fourth Floor
Mòr a Cheannaich/The Smith’s a Gallant Fireman/Molly Rankin’s Reel
The Barrowburn/The Fairy Dance
Tail Toddle/The High Drive
Calliope House/Andy DeJarlis’ Jig/The New Fiddle
Spootiskerry/Willafjord/Sleep Soond ida Moarnin
Unknown Ally Bain tune
Da Cross Reel
The Roaring Barmaid/The Road to Banff/The Famous Baravan
Lieutenant Maguire/Jig Runrig/The Shetland Fiddler
Jessie Smith’s/The Fir Tree/Union Street Session/Rannie MacLellan’s
The Mason’s Apron/Miss MacLeod of Raasay’s/Jenny Dang the Weaver/Miss Shepherd’s Reel
King William
Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle
The Volcanic Jig
Skye Air/Hughie Shorty’s
Fear a’ Choireil
The Braes of Banffshire/The Merrymaking
Ruidheach Cailleach, Sheatadh Cailleach/Skye Dance #27/North Highland Dance #16/North Highland Dance #21
The Iron Man/Highland Whisky/Jack Daniel’s Reel/Father Francis Cameron’s/The Mortgage Burn/Frank’s Reel/The High Road to Linton
The Laird of Drumblair/Angus Campbell’s
The Banks of Spey/The Tongadale/The Knockdhu
The Skye Gathering/The Braes or Mar/Patterson’s General Store/Iggy & Squiggy/Spey in Spate
The Stool of Repentance/The Muckin’ of Geordie’s Byre/The Atholl Highlanders

Tunes to look out for:

Captain David Stewart

Monday, July 17, 2017

June Fiona's Jam Tunes

It's coming a bit late, but here are most of the tunes we played at the June Jam:

Gaelic Song Circle:
We still mostly worked on 'S ann an Ile and Brochan Lom for the newcomers. I didn't manage to write down the other songs.

Scottish Jam:
Calliope House/Andy DeJarlis' Jig/The New Fiddle
The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre/The Stool of Repentance/Fear an Dùn Mhòr/Lieutenant Maguire/Jig Runrig
The Smith's a Gallant Fireman/Mòr a Cheannaich/The Lambing Storm/The Barrowburn Reel
Jackie Tar/Statten Island/The Flowers of Edinburgh
The Roaring Barmaid/The Road to Banff/The Famous Baravan
The Blackberry Festival Footrace
The Volcanic Jig
The Ewie wi' the Crookit Horn/The Sound of Sleat
Remembering Marie MacLellan/Miss Gordon of Fochaber's (Jerry Holland's version)/Iggy & Squiggy/Patterson's General Store/Cranking Out
The Tongadale Reel/The Knockdhu Reel
Willie Davie/Lexy MacAskill/Jenny Dang the Weaver/The Ale is Dear/The High Road to Linton/The Duke of Atholl's Forrest Lodge
Neil Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife
The Earl of Dalhoussie's Happy Return
Stirling Castle/The Shetland Fiddler/The High Drive
Atholl Brose
Spootiskerry/Willafjord/Jack Broke da Prison Door/Sleep Soond ida Moarnin/Da Faroe Rum/The Lass that Made the Bed for Me
Ruileach Cailleach, Sheatach Cailleach (The Old Woman Would Reel, the Old Woman would set)/Skye Dance #27/North Highland Dance #16/North Highland Dance #21
All the Blue Bonnets are Over the Border (both versions)
The High Road to Gairloch
Hamish Henderson's Refusal/Tam Lin
The Skye Gathering/The Braes of Mar/Carolyn Lentz's Reel/Spey in Spate
Bouncy Maggie
Johnny Cope
The Merry Making
We Toss Our Mains and Wait
Lift your Glass to the Landlady

Monday, June 19, 2017

May 2017 Fiona's Jam Tunes

Okay, so it's bit late... but we had a good jam at Fiona's for may. The Gaelic song session was only attended by non-speakers, so we tried a new thing - teach a couple of puirt-a-beul. We'll keep the learning aspect around, slowly adding songs as we get these down:

Brochan Lom
Is ann an Ile

Here's some of what we played when we got the jam. Again, probably not everything, because I was busy playing!

Willie Davie/Lexy MacAskill/Jenny Dang the Weaver/The Ale is Dear/High Road to Linton
Molly Rankin's Reel
Rowing from Isla to Uist
The Lambing Storm/Hughie Shorty's
Spootiskerry/Willafjord//Sleep Soond ida Moarnin/The Lass that Made the Bed for me
Morag Haig-Thomas
Wee Michael's March/Oot Be Est da Vong
Calliope House/Andy DeJarlis' Jig/The New Fiddle/Hull's Reel/The Road to Errogie
The Braes of Mar/Stirling Castle/The Barrowburn Reel/The Flowers of Edinburgh/Loch Leven Castle/The Masons Apron
The Wee Drippin' Roast
The Snowy Path/Drops of Brandy/Up wi' Ailly/Brose & Butter/Cuzzle Together
Sleepy Maggie/Maggie's Pancakes
Along the Western Shore/As a Thòiseach
Gretl In the Garden
The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre/The Stool of Repentance/Lieutenant Maguire/Jig Runrig/Troy's Wedding/Road to Banff/The Famous Baravan
Iggy & Squiggy/Patterson's General Store/The High Drive 
Miss Carmichael's/The Royal Circus
Skye Dance #27/North Highland Dance #21/North Highland Dance #16/The Old Woman Would Reel/The Old Woman Would Set
The Smith's a Gallant Fireman/Mòr a Cheannaich/Brochan Lom/'S ann an ile

Da Full Rigged Ship/Da New Rigged Ship

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

April 2017 Fiona's Jam Tunes

I'm gonna be honest here. I had a LOT of beers at the April jam. So at some point I sort of stopped writing down what we played. But here's what I *did* write down...

Jenny Dang the Weaver/The Ale is Dear/High Road to Linton
Calliope House/Andy DeJarlis' Jig/The New Fiddle
Hamish Henderson's Refusal/Tam Lin
High Road to Gairloch/Highlander's Farewell/Angus Campbell
The Earl of Angus & Arran
The Laird of Drumblair
Lochanside/The Famous Baravan/Atholl Highlanders
Flowers of Edinburgh/Statten Island/Jackie Tar
King William (Prince Charlier)/Campbell's Farewell to Red Castle
The Lime Hill/Miss Drummond of Perth/Put me in a Big Box/Father Frances Cameron
Flowers of the Forest/Leslie's March/Jig of Slurs/Road to Banff
Smith's a Gallant Fireman/Mor a' Cheannaich
Hector the Hero
Flower of Scotland
Highland Whisky/Devil in the Kitchen/Devil Amang the Tailors/Timour the Tartar/Jack Daniel's Reel

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 2017 Fiona's Jam Tunes

Greetings, all!

We had a smaller, but still lively jam at Fiona's in Kingstowne. Here's a (mostly) complete list of the tunes we played:

(Italics indicate song titles; if paired with an instrumental, it’s the song sung to that air)

Morag of Dunvegan (Mòrag a’ Dùn Bheagan)
Gaol ise Gaol i 
Hi Ri Him Bo
Lochanside/Wee Michael’s March/Oot be Set da Vong
Hamish Henderson’s Refusal/Tam Lin
Flowers of Edinburgh/Staten Island Hornpipe/Jackie Tar
Orange & Blue (Brochan Lom)
The Mason’s Apron/Miss Macleod of Raasay (Mac-a-Phì/Stad, a Mhàiri bhanarach)/Jenny Dang the Weaver/Miss Shepherd’s Reel/Timour the Tartar/Jack Daniel’s Reel/The Baker
The Volcanic Jig
Sarah the Merchant (Mòr a Cheannaich)
The Barrowburn Reel/Spootiskerry/The Tongadale Reel/The Knockdhu Reel
The Marquis of Huntley’s Highland Fling (’S ann an ile)
The Dashing White Sergeant
The Muckin’ o Geordie’s Byre/The Stool of Repentance/Lieutenant Maguire/Jig RunRig/Fear an Dùn Mhòr
Flower of Scotland
Spey in Spate/Molly Rankin’s Reel
The Laxo Burn
The Bloody Fields of Flanders (Freem Come All Ye)
Coilsfield House
Neil Gow’s Lament for the Death of his Second Wife
The Smith’s a Gallant Fireman/Stirling Castle/Patterson’s General Store/The High Drive
All the Blue Bonnets are over the Border/Leslie’s March/Drummond Castle
Highland Whisky/The De’il in the Kitchen/The Devil Amang the Tailors/Father Francis Cameron/Put Me in a Box (Cuir ’s a’ Chiste Mhòr Mi)
Rob Roy MacGregor/Keep it Up(Às a’ Thòsaich)/Hughie Shorty’s
Calliope House/Andy DeJarlis’ Jig/The New Fiddle/All the Rage
Macarthur Road/The Road to Errogie
The Atholl Highlanders

We also had requests for, but didn’t play:

Wee cooper of Fife
Highlander’s Farewell to Ireland
The Auld Fiddler

The Baker