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Session Tunes for Scottish Cellists (book)

This is a great new cello book for cellists who want to play Scottish tunes as solos and with others. The book contains over 80 great session tunes with helpful fingering and chords added by Scottish cellist Eilidh Martin.

Carefully graded with approved levels for SQA exams. Lots of tunes you have heard the fiddlers play and wanted to join in with!


Tune Types:
Air, Hornpipe, Jig, March, Reel, Shetland reel, Strathspey
Bowing, Chords, Fingering, Staff notation
Christine Martin, Eilidh Martin
Scottish, Irish, Shetland
Book format:
Christine Martin, Eilidh Martin

Table of contents

  • Always Welcome
  • The Athole Highlanders
  • Bonawe Highlanders
  • The Boys of Ballymote
  • The Braes of Tullymet
  • The Butterfly
  • The Concertina
  • Cork Hill
  • Da Ferry Reel
  • Da Forfit o da Ship
  • Da Full Rigged Ship
  • Da Mirrie Boys o’ Greenland
  • Da New Rigged Ship
  • Dick Gossip’s Reel
  • Dinkies
  • Donald Blue
  • Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban
  • Dowd’s Reel
  • The Drunken Piper
  • The Earl’s Chair
  • Fairy Dance
  • Far frae Hame
  • Fear a’ Bhàta
  • Fisher’s Hornpipe
  • The Foxhunter’s Jig
  • Garster’s Dream
  • Harvest Home Hornpipe
  • The High Level Hornpipe
  • The High Reel
  • Humours of Glendart
  • Jack Broke da Prison Door
  • Jackie Coleman’s Reel
  • Jenny Dang the Weaver
  • Jenny’s Chickens
  • The Kesh Jig
  • The Kid on the Mountain
  • Kissing is the Best of A’
  • Lady Charlotte Campbell
  • Lark in the Morning
  • Lasses trust in Providence
  • Leaving Port Askaig
  • Leavin
  • The Left Handed Fiddler
  • The MacFarlane’s Rant
  • MacPherson’s Rant
  • The Merry Blacksmith
  • Miss Lyall
  • Morrison’s Jig
  • The Old Grey Cat
  • The Old Reel
  • Oot Be Esta Vong
  • Out on the Ocean
  • Paddy be Easy
  • The Pigeon on the Gate
  • Portree Bay
  • The Reconciliation
  • Return to Milltown
  • The Rights of Man
  • The Sailor’s Wife
  • The Sally Gardens
  • Saratoga Hornpipe
  • Se ‘n Righ a th’againn is fheàrr leinn
  • The Shetland Fiddler
  • Sitting in the Stern of a Boat
  • Sleep Soond in da Mornin
  • Sleepy Maggie
  • Snug in a Blanket
  • The Spey in Spate
  • St. Anne’s Reel
  • The Swallow’s Tail
  • Tail Toddle
  • The Tenpenny Bit
  • The Tongadale Reel
  • Traditional Reel
  • Wee Murdie
  • Willafjord
  • Willie’s Auld Trews
  • The Wind that Shakes the Barley