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    Apologies to Dagger, this is to welcome our new grandchild, a happy event amid the general gloom.

    She's just across town, but given current isolation requirements it will be a long time before we can do any more than see her through the window, so this bittersweet tune felt appropriate.


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    You’re breaking my heart, Bren! Just beautiful! Is that tune available on paper?

    I haven’t seen my two grandsons in two weeks, except on FaceTime. They are 3 and 1, probably the most fun ages....

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    A lovely sentiment, Bren, and congratulations on your new grandchild. Mine are 2 and 4, and across in East Calder (not far from me in Argyll but might as well be across the ocean just now). We keep in touch via Whatsapp video chats and lots of pictures, and we are all in the same boat wherever we are. Music has been one of the great positives during this time and the fact that we can share our tunes this way is just so great. I posted a collaborative tune yesterday over on the SAW group, the fiddle melody recorded in Dunblane then emailed to me to add guitar then I added pictures to create a wee video. Enjoyable activity.
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    Thanks John and Mike.

    The tune is on Dagger's excellent CD "The Frozen River" and the dots are in Ceol na Fidhle vol 4 and probably on The Session

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    Hi guys,

    I'm taking a moment from lambing and spotted this. Thanks for putting it up Bren.

    This may help, if you're looking for the dots. I haven't time just now to put them up for you.
    https://www.scotlandsmusic.com/Produ...way-grandchild

    (they seem to describe it as a reel, which it definitely isn't)
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    My only contact with a beloved little baby, now about 5 weeks old was on Skype. She's beautiful and I hope to hold her someday.
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    I wrote the tune for my wife's parents shortly after the birth of our oldest child Colin, who is now 32.

    My wife is American, and her family are based in Connecticut.
    David A. Gordon

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