Tunes and Sheet Music



This is where I keep an archive of the tunes I play, in abc format.  If you don't know what abc is, go to the Resources page. This page is intended for fellow and potential band members for rehearsal purposes only, and for potential gigs, and contains copyrighted material.


The Devil's Tailors Scottish Fiddle Band Tune Sets

Set List

First Set (in .abc format)

First Set orchestration notes in Excel format - right-click and select "Save As..." or "Download Linked File"

PDF of sheet music
Sound File (produced by Barfly)
The Gow Family
The Athole Volunteers (air); The Athole Volunteers' March; Caledonian Canal (strathspey); My Only Jo and Dearie, Lady Mary Hay's (Scots measures)
Gow Setting w/ Bass Line
Harmony for Only Jo and Dearie
Set Transposed for C-flute/whistle
.mov (32 kB)
.mid (16 kB)

Harmony .mov
Harmony .mid
Elizabeth's March
24th Guards Brigade at Anzio (march); Lady Mary Ramsay, The Kail Pot (strathspeys), Geordie MacLeish, The Randy Wife of Greenlaw, Pretty Pegg (reels)
The Kail Pot Transposed for C-flute/whistle
.mov (32 kB)
.mid (16 kB)
The Devil's Reels
Highland Whiskey, The Devil in the Kitchen (strathspeys); The De'il Amang the Tailors, Timour the Tartar, Jack Daniel's (reels)
.mov (32 kB)
.mid (32 kB)
Don Side
Don Side, Bog an Lochan, Lucky Black's Daughter (strathspeys); Mrs. Anderson's, Nine Pint Coggie, Glenburnie Rant (reels)
Harmony for Nine Pint Coggie
.mov (32 kB)
.mid (16 kB)
Harmony 50bpm .mov
Harmony 100bpm .mov
Patrick McDonald and Simon Fraser
The Atholl Plaid, Angus MacRae, The Piper's Clear Chanter, Harris Dance, St. Kilda Wedding
Piper's Clear Chanter Transposed for C-flute/whistle
.mov (24 kB)
.mid (12 kB)
The Battle of the Boyne
When the King Came O'er the Water (air); Tommy's Tarboukas, Tam Lin (reels)
When the King Came O'er the Water Transposed for C-flute/whistle
.mov (24 kB)
.mid (12 kB)
The Virgin Wedding Night
The Highland Wedding (march); Stumpie (strathspey); The Clumsy Lover, Tail Toddle, High Drive (reels)
.mov (32 kB)
.mid (16 kB)
The White Cockade
Twa Bonnie Maidens, The White Cockade, East Neuk of Fife (Scots measures)
.mov (20 kB)
.mid (8 kB)
Davy Nick Nack
Davy Nick Nack, Statten Island, Jackie Tar (hornpipes)
.mov (24 kB)
.mid (12 kB)
Crossing the Minch
(Hornpipe w/ variations)
.mov (20 kB)
.mid (8 kB)
Birks and Heather
Birks of Invermay, O'er The Moor Amang the Heather (slow airs)
.mov (16 kB)
.mid (8 kB)
The Wedding Jigs
The Wedding of Fair Ian's Sister, The Nuptual Knot, My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing (jigs)
.mov (20 kB)
.mid (8 kB)
The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre
The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre, The Sailor's Wife, Mithlodian Pipe Band (jigs)
The Sailor's Wife Transposed for C-flute/whistle
.mov (24 kB)
.mid (12 kB)
Teviot Brig
Drover Lads, Kenmure's On and Awa, The Stool of Repentance, Teviot Brig (jigs)
.mov (36 kB)
.mid (16 kB)
Waltzes
Banks o' Doon, Come o'er the Stream Charlie, The Rose-bud of Allenvale (waltzes)
.mov (16 kB)
.mid (8 kB)
Coilsfield House
(slow air)
Gow Setting w/ Bass Line
Transposed for alto flute
.mov (12 kB)
.mid (4 kB)
Oran Gillean Alasdair Mhoir
(Song of the Sons of Great Alasdair) (slow air)
.mov (12 kB)
.mid (4 kB)
Sergeant Where's Mine?
(song by Billy Connolly)
Hector the Hero
(waltz, played w/ "Sergeant Where's Mine?")


air .mov (8 kb)
air .mid (4 kb)
The Mosstrooper's Lament
(trad. song, arr. Finlay Dun)
Cairn O' Mount
(song, words by Alexander Balfour, music Tony Cuffe)
The Bonniest Lass in a' the World
(fast air, played w/ "Cairn O' Mount")


air .mov (12 kb)
air .mid (4 kb)
Muir and the Master Builder
(Brian McNeill)
Hush Hush
(trad. air, words Jim MacLean)
The Mist Covered Mountains
(slow air, played w/ "Hush Hush")


air .mov (8 kb)
air .mid (4 kb)
So Will We Yet
(words by Walter Watson, arr. T. O'Leary)
The Rattlin' Bog
(trad.)



The page background is the tartan for County Londonderry, Ireland. The pattern was developed for Irish expatriates by the House of Edgar. I have picked it because I am decended* from one George Walker D.D. (1645-1690), Rictor of Donaghmore, County Londonderry, governor of Derry during the siege of 1689, and killed in the Battle of Boyne while acting as the Colonel of the Derry and Inniskillen Regiments.  This branch of Walkers lived in Co. Londonderry, Ireland from about 1570, having come from Ruddington, Nottingham, England. His descendants emigrated in 1720 to Appoquinemink Hundred, Delaware.

* From what genealogical data I've been able to uncover; it gets less certain before the ancestor who fought in the American Revolution.


Made on a Mac.


Last Updated 10 Jan 2006, 8:34 AM ET