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Ho-ro-gheallaidh 2 (book)

A fine selection of Irish, Scottish & Cape Breton tunes being played at todays sessions in Scotland. This is a follow on book from our very popular book one "the black book". The tunes are a little more advanced than those in the Ceilidh Collection series and are ideal for sessions, advanced fiddle groups, bands, concerts festivals, SQA exams and albums.

This is some of the faster and more tricky traditional music played in Scotland and should offer a challenge to the increasing number of good fiddlers and other instrumentalists in Scotland and beyond. A few of the tunes use 3rd and 5th position. Much of the material consists of reels as this is what is mostly played in sessions. and the tunes are from Scotland, Cape Breton and Ireland though there are also a few jigs, marches and airs too. Includes chords, bowings, and metronome markings for tempo.


Accordion, Fiddle, Mandolin, Whistle
Tune Types:
Hornpipe, Jig, March, Reel, Strathspey
Ceilidh, Hogmanay, St Andrew's Night
Bowing, Chords, Staff notation
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin
Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton
Book format:
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin

Table of contents

  • The Acrobat Hornpipe
  • Ally Bally
  • Angus Campbell
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • The Banks of Allan
  • The Blarney Pilgrim
  • The Bobers of Brechin
  • The Boys of Ballymote
  • The Boys of Malin
  • The Braes of Dunvegan
  • Branohm
  • The Butterfly
  • Caitlin Ni Aodha
  • Captain Campbell
  • Captain D. Stewart's Reel
  • Carnie's Canter
  • The Concertina
  • The Congress Reel
  • The Cup of Tea
  • Da Ferry Reel
  • Daldownys
  • Davy Work
  • Dick Gossip's Reel
  • Dinkies
  • The Dismissal
  • Dowd's Reel
  • The Dusty Windowsills
  • The Earl's Chair
  • Easter Elchies
  • The Easy Club Reel
  • The Eavesdropper
  • The Forth Brig
  • The Forth Brig Reel
  • Gillian's Reel
  • Give us A Drink of Water
  • The Golden Eagle
  • The Hawk
  • The High Drive
  • The Highland Reel
  • Hughie Jim Paul
  • The Humours of Tulla
  • The Hurdle Race
  • I Wish You Would Marry Me Now
  • Itchy Fingers
  • James F. Dickie
  • The Jig Run Rig
  • Jig Brest St. Marc
  • Kennedy Street March
  • The Kesh Jig
  • King of the Fairies
  • Kissing is the best of a'
  • The Kitchen Maid
  • Knockdhu Reel
  • The Laird of Drumblair
  • Lay Dee at Dee
  • The Left Handed Fiddler
  • The Lemonville Jig
  • The Long Water
  • MacFadden's Reel
  • MacLaine of Lochbuie's Reel
  • Memories of Father Angus MacDonnell
  • Miss Campbell of Sheerness
  • Miss Georgina Campbell
  • Miss Sarah MacFadyen
  • Mittens Breakdown
  • Mrs Charles Stewart
  • Pettyvaich
  • Mrs Dundas of Arniston
  • The Mullindhu
  • The Newly Wed's Reel
  • Nine Pint Coggie
  • The North Shore
  • Old French
  • Paddy's Trip to Scotland
  • Pete Brady's Chubby Cheeks
  • The Poppy Leaf Hornpipe
  • The Price of a Pig
  • Prince Charlie
  • Return to Milltown
  • The Rocky Road to Dublin
  • Rona Morgana
  • Rory MacLeod
  • Ruileadh Chailleach
  • The Seagull
  • 'S e mo chas chrubach
  • The Shetland Fiddler
  • The Silver Spire
  • Sligo Maid
  • Snug in a Blanket
  • The Song of the Chanter
  • The Spirit of Pulteney
  • The Spoot o' Skerry
  • The Sweetness of Mary
  • The Teetotaller
  • Tom McKerron's Reel
  • Thunderhead
  • A Traditional Jig
  • Trip to Sligo
  • The Trippers



I'm having a lovely evening playing through Book 1 of Ho-Ro-Gheallaidh. I have all the Ho-Ro's and Fiddle Music of the Scottish Highlands, and over here in Brooklyn NY, they're all just such a wonderful resource for the ongoing session we are running at Iona , a pub in Williamsburg Brooklyn. I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work in putting them together and how appreciated they are by me and our group.

Thanks and best wishes

Karen Brown


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