Source: The Fiddler’s Companion
Taransay Fiddle Camp ended 2011 after ten successful years.
Thanks to all students,tutors,friends and volunteers for some wonderful memories of the best fiddle camp that ever was.
The new CD containing 30 tunes which have been written mainly for commissions in 2010 and 2011.
Spencie plays all the instruments on the CD including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass. There are also three special guests on accordion: Sylvia Priest (track 2), Graham Geddes (track 12) and Hunter Nisbet (track 17).
1. Solnabrake 2. Sonia’s Pride Of Erin 3. A Reel For Frances 4. The Graham Hughes Two-Step 5.Ashley’s Awesome 6. Da Forty Bob Waltz 7. Brian & Margaret’s Golden Wedding 8. Gerry Firmin’s Hornpipe 9. Purple Summer 10. Douglas’ Waltz 11. Vicky & Leslie’s Wedding 12. Tune For Graham Geddes 13. P.S.Krakatt 14. Annette’s Skaw Waltz 15. The Captain’s Bride 16. Sigurd Snake Eye 17.Marjory’s Waltz 18. Spirit Of The People 19. Elaine Copland’s Reel 20. Gemona 21. Jennifer’s Ordale Waltz 22. Nancy & Magnus’ Golden Wedding 23. Da Hendersons O’ Voesgarth 24. Kenny’s Reel 25.Marrats Houl Reel 26. Da Wastside Wedding March 27. Derek & Katy’s Reel 28. Isla’s Reel 29.Steve’s Waltz 30. Serpentine Reel
To listen to sound samples from the CD click HERE
Price £10 – FREE DELIVERY!!
Getting close now.
Just hope the fabulous weather we are having at the moment
continues through to July.We are fully booked and some more.
Here are the Taransay Ten Commandments for the benefit of you all.
1-The catering staff would like to know if there are any vegetarians coming to
Taransay.email asap to email@example.com if not already done so.
2-The treasurer Mr Wood has intimated that anybody willing to pay prior to
arrival can do so.This minimises the adminisration and leg work on
Taransay.email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3-Due to the thursday night event dragging on too late it has been suggested
that thursday night will be Dance only at 8pm.
So the typical evening events will be something like:
Tuesday Night-Highland Games and Golf Tournament.
Wednesday Night-Tune Writing Competition(all students are encouraged to write a
tune if possible), Cabaret and Gaelic Choir.
Friday Night-Concert in Tarbert.
Any further suggestions are very welcome.
4-The boatman Capitan Macrae has asked if we could keep luggage to a minimum.
5-Due to there being limited catering on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the
event it is
recommended that you bring some food with you for saturday evening and sunday.
6-The bar will be charging £1.00 per drink throughout the week.
No slate im afraid.
7-No doubt our superstars will have CDs for sale.There will also be various
merchandising for sale so it is advisable to take some cash if at all
8-Hopefully Mrs Sandra Mackerron will be with us.Gaelic choir rehearsals are
daily just before the evening meal.Compulsory.
9-Classes will start asap on Monday morning as soon as we get a tutor on to the
island.With any luck we may have a tutor arriving sunday.
10-There are three classes per day (9.30,11.00,14.00) with the final period
15.30 a free period for rehearsal,etc.
Please note times are approximate.
Main points are really go easy on the luggage and remember some food for the
Saturday night and Sunday.
I hope you all have a wonderful time on Taransay and the commitee look forward
to meeting you all on the 18th.
Thanks so much.