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by philamor
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Wee Tommy's Adventure
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Views: 1057

Wee Tommy's Adventure

I wrote a poem about a wee boy's first airship flight earlier this year. The wee boy, Tommy, was so excited that, despite the trials and tribulations of the maiden voyage, he fell asleep with the nervous tension and slept through the whole affair. anyhoo, out of that came this wee tune also. Wee Tom...
by philamor
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: In the Strangest Places
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Views: 547

In the Strangest Places

Wrote this one a few months back, not been on the site for a wee while, so two together. Aint it funny where you think of a tune - on abus, in the car, in the smallest room (or is that just me? - Yikes!), etc. Well, I have had to whistle things into my mobile phone recorder before now to deal with a...
by philamor
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The South Esk Ghillie
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Views: 468

The South Esk Ghillie

I used to live on the banks of the River South Esk, at the bothy near Brechin, Angus, over 40 years ago. Fond memories of the fishing and the Ghillie keeping the river stocked and securing the stock from poachers and the night expeditions to shoot rabbit, hare and deer, conservation in operation to ...
by philamor
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Courage, Paris
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Views: 770

Courage, Paris

It is perhaps so easy to write a sad tune at this time, but I felt that would not give strength to those in their time of need.

It's a mad, mad world, that the human race can boast of its progress, when some have the mind to cause this kind of shamefulness.

I hope I am not alone in this view.
by philamor
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Galashiels
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Views: 708

Galashiels

Ok, so i may one day get around to composing tunes for many more of the nice wee villages & towns of the Borders. For now, I am sticking to those I visited in the spring, of which Galashiels was one.
by philamor
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: St Marys Loch
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Views: 775

St Marys Loch

3rd attempt to upload files. OK, the titles are without the appostrophe in Mary's, as the files uploader did not like it. :!: No biggy, just renamed the files. Something to remember for the future, eh?. Anyway, lovely drive down the west coast of the Loch, great scenery, stopped for ice cream (as yo...
by philamor
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Wild Ettrick
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Views: 797

Wild Ettrick

Trying to load another of my holiday compositions. All OK, it seems :?:

Another nice day out in the borders, this time around the Ettrick Forest area.
by philamor
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Ken The Horse?
Replies: 0
Views: 872

Ken The Horse?

Well, folks, another in my Spring 2015 Hols tune collection. The best way to explain this is to direct you to the website which already existed before I wrote the tune and subsequently investigated and found a site dedicated the subject of my tune. Check the Bagpipe Tune link from the menu and the s...
by philamor
Sat May 09, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Crossing the Gala Water
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Views: 921

Crossing the Gala Water

As i said, there would be more to come from my Easter 2015 hols in the Borders of Scotland and here's one more at least. The wee town of Galashiels (Gala) was one visited often for provisions and when passing through and to have a nice Chines buffet meal, as one does, so we had to cross Gala Water m...
by philamor
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Pass of Moffat Dale
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Views: 820

The Pass of Moffat Dale

Hey, what a delight to be able to write a tune about a recent experience, namely hols to the Border country of Scotland. As per the usual Scottish weather, there was hail, wind, rain and snow all in one day, but mostly quite nice over the course of a week and a visit to the Grey Mare's Tail waterfal...
by philamor
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Fifty Years Crossing the Forth
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Views: 1024

Fifty Years Crossing the Forth

The Forth Road Bridge is 50.
by philamor
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Have you ever seen a Hurdy Gurdy played? What stamina
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Views: 845

Have you ever seen a Hurdy Gurdy played? What stamina

Have you ever seen a hurdy Gurdy played? What stamina. check it out!
by philamor
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: For all of us who miss someone
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Views: 857

For all of us who miss someone

For all of us who miss someone
by philamor
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The wine glass reel
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Views: 926

The wine glass reel

Just as the title suggests, but never sure if empty or full - maybe half way, eh?
by philamor
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: THE Sharps at the beginning of the bww tunes is not needed
Replies: 2
Views: 5064

Still Needs Editing

It appears you are saying that you will be left with 2 sharps instead of 4. The object of the exercise is to be rid of the sharps altogether. And there still remains the issue of changing the key within the configuration to ensure it plays correctly, setting C to C# and F to F#, see the attached pic...

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