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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Just to be clear, the links at the top of this thread are from seven years ago and no longer work. This link should allow you to download all five books:
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Strange - not sure why that is. Try the direct links:

    Standard notation: http://www.nigelgatherer.com/pigpipe/tow-books/TOW_Book_5.pdf
    mandolin tab:...
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    Re: Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Five)

    It has taken a few years, but Volume 5 is now out! This free PDF book (as well as volumes 1-4) can now be accessed from
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    Re: Hector the Hero

    http://www.nigelgatherer.com/tunes/tunes/H/HectH/HectHt.pdf
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    Re: The Miller of Drohan—Tergal14

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    Here's a quick rendering of Tergal14's setting of the tune - hope it helps.
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    Re: Letter to Peter Pan by Liz Carroll

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    Re: Any Penny Whistle Players here

    I've been playing whistle longer than I have the mandolin, and I also teach classes in penny whistle. You can download the tutorial sheets from my class from...
  8. Re: A weird typo or weird tuning? Low F# in The Frieze Breeches

    One method was to use a device called a musical typewriter with which it was possible to produce pretty good notation. Another method was Letraset dry transfer sheets which involved painstakingly...
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    Musical Journeys

    There's been a wee fall of snow here in Scotland which is threatening my trip to the South of England this weekend. The BMG fretted instrument festival takes place in Worthing from Friday to Sunday,...
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    Re: Please recommend some Slow Airs

    Mr Mando said, "Get Simon Mayor's books if you can find them. Try "Maple Flames" or "Dark and Slender Boy."..."

    Simon's material is really good, and he's a wonderful player, but "Dark and Slender...
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    Re: Please recommend some Slow Airs

    • The Yellow Haired Laddie [TAB]
    • Pentland Hills [TAB]
    • Donald MacPherson's Lament [TAB]
    • The Cradle Song [TAB]
    • Camasunary [TAB]
    • Braigh Loch Iall [TAB]
    • Ae Fond Kiss [TAB]
    • My Love is...
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    Re: Mandolin Oddities

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    From a museum in Milan. When you break a string, just move on to the next neck.
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    An Italian POW:

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  14. Re: Soldier with mandolin in first world war

    The young chap on our right is playing a balalaika (probably), but the one in the centre of the pic - definitely looks like a mandolin to me. Here's another:

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    This photo is from the cover...
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    Re: I see I've done 2,000 posts

    Congratulations, Dagger! I doubt if I've reached three figures, and I may have been member for nearly as long as you.
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    Re: My dream room is finally finished!

    Thanks for sharing those photos - you've done a great job all together, and you should be proud of yourself. Next project? Engaging with the local community?
  17. Re: Nigel Gatherer: The Truest of Gentlemen!

    Sorry about the forum - the software needs to be updated and I have been putting it off for too long now. Perhaps this will act as the nudge I need to do it!

    Here's another project I've been...
  18. Re: Niles Gatherer: The Truest of Gentlemen!

    Not Niles (now there really is a mando giant!), NIGEL!

    The book I did for Al might be of interest to others:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1189785/SMG_Mixed/WMP1/WMS2_SA.pdf
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    The Great Scottish Composers

    I have compiled a small booklet looking at twelve different Scottish composers from the past 300 years, giving musical examples and a brief biography of each. I have chosen musicians who have,...
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    Re: Best Celtic mandolin players?

    • Dave Swarbrick has always been one of my favourites and a big influence in the early days. It's his exuberance and joy of playing which comes across most, in my opinion.
    • Gary Peterson of the...
  21. My Beautiful Mandolin Friend (Alison Stephens)

    It was many years ago when I first met the late mandolinist Alison Stephens. I was visiting a conference of mostly classically trained musicians, and as a self-taught traditional mandolin player I...
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    The Scottish Mandolinists

    For my Tune of the Month you get two tunes for the price of one! It's a strathspey and reel set in honour of two modern pioneers of the Scottish mandolin, Dagger Gordon and Kevin MacLeod. They have...
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    Re: caledonia

    I found this one I did a few years back:

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    Free PDF Tunebook (Volume Four)

    On my forum (The Gathering) I have a tune of the week feature involving a nominated tune which people play and discuss. It's building into an interesting collection of tunes (we're at No.79 just...
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    Re: Guid New Year greetings from Scotland

    All the best to you as well, Kevin. Perhaps we'll get to have a wee tune in 2014?
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