The flute is a keyless blackwood flute of unknown make.
Levenside (17-Feb-2008) I wrote this tune at the end of last year. The title is a river in North Yorkshire
Rydale Waltz (17-Feb-2008) Another of my own compositions. The title refers to another North Yorkshire river
The Yellow-Haired Laddie (22-Feb-2008) Scots slow air. The song for which this is the tune probably dates from the first half of the 18th century
Reed House Rant (23-Oct-2008) An Old English Hornpipe - these tunes were in triple time
and mostly died out during the 18th Century. There has been a revival of interest in these interesting old tunes. This one
can be found in the William Vickers Manuscript from the mid 18th. Century.
Footsteps of Childhood (15-Jul-2009) I originally wrote this to set a poem to music, but someone said
they liked the tune in its own right so I added a B section. Can be played as an air or slow waltz.
Amelie Rose (15-Jul-2009) A jig that I wrote just after the birth of my granddaughter and is named after her.
John Roy Lyall. Slow air written by Aberdeen Bandleader Eddie Edmond in memory of his father-in-law
In a Far Place. A lament written after a friend's son-in-law was killed in Afghanisan.
Played on a wooden flute and Mollenhauer "Dream" Tenor and Bass Recorders
Johnny Cope. This is a four strain variation set based on a mid 19th century manuscript from Co. Durham to which
I added two variations of my own to make a six strain set. It is played on a Mollenhauer "Dream" Tenor Recorder with a drone accompaniment on a M1 Shruti Box.
Tunes on Harmonica
The harmonicas are Hohner Special 20s Paddy Richter tuned by Antony Dannecker
Hector the Hero. J Scott Skinner's lament for General Sir Hector MacDonald.
Played on an A Harmonica.
Lament in July. This is a lament for those killed London suicide bombers on July 7th 2005.
Played on a G Harmonica and accompanied on an M1 Low G Shruti box.