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Combined Ceol na Fidhle Volumes One & Two (book)

Fiddle and bagpipe tunes from the Scottish Highland repertoire. "The Fiddle Music of the Scottish Highlands".

Famous bagpipe composers such as Donald MacLeod, George MacLennan, Peter R. MacLeod, Willie Lawrie and many more are represented in these volumes as well as contemporary tunes by present day pipers, fiddlers and accordionists (Bobby Macleod,Freeland Barbour, Addie Harper etc) who are all producing tunes in Highland bagpipe style.

This is the music that has been popularised by such leading bands as Alasdair Fraser’s Skyedance, Capercaillie, Burach, Daimh etc and toured worldwide to represent Scottish music in all corners of the world. Most of these tunes are not available in fiddle settings in any other publication.


Accordion, Fiddle, Mandolin
Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Gaelic waltz, Hornpipe, Jig, Listening tune, March, Polka, Reel, Retreat march, Slow strathspey, Strathspey, Waltz
Ceilidh, Hogmanay
Bowing, Chords, Staff notation
Christine Martin
Music from the Scottish Highlands
Book format:
Christine Martin

Table of contents

  • ----Fonn Mall / Slow Airs ----
  • A Mhairi Bhan Og
  • The Aran Boat Song
  • Braigh Loch Iall (The Banks of Locheil)
  • Caidil gu La (Sleep on till day)
  • Cha bhi mi gad thaladh (I will not be singing you a lullaby)
  • Cha till mis a' seòladh (South Georgia Whaling Song)
  • Chi mi na mor-bheanna (Mist-covered Mountains)
  • Crodh Chailein (Colin's Cattle)
  • Cumha Mhic Shimidh (Lord Lovat's Lament)
  • The Dark Island
  • Donald McPherson's Lament
  • The Flower of the Quern
  • Gradh Geal mo Chridhe (The Eriskay Love Lilt)
  • Huntingtone Castle
  • John Roy Lyall
  • Laoidh Chaluim Chille (The Sound of Mull)
  • Loch Liobhan (Loch Leven)
  • Mackenzie's Farewell to Sutherland
  • Mo Dhachaigh (The Song of Home)
  • My Own Land
  • Neil Gow's Farewell to Whisky
  • Neil Gow's Lament for his 2nd Wife
  • The Road to Balintore
  • Ros Fhiadhaich nam Beann (The Wild Rose of the Mountain)
  • 'Se Gaol a' bhodaich Fionnlagh (Finlay is his Father's Darling)
  • Sìne Bhàn
  • Soraidh Slan le Fionnairidh (Farewell to Fuinary)
  • Till an Crodh Faidh an Crodh (Milking Song)
  • Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh (Iain Ruaridh's Lament)
  • A' Chuthag
  • Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch
  • The Braes of Glenturrote
  • Cailin mo runsa
  • Cha till Mòr mo bhean
  • Dunkeld Hermitage Bridge
  • Dùthaich nan craobh
  • Fear a' Bhàta
  • Highland Cradle Song
  • Highland Pibroch
  • The Hill of Lochiel
  • I See Mull
  • Kisimul's Galley
  • Lament for the Death of Reverend Archie Beaton
  • Lochaber No More
  • Lovely Stornoway
  • MacPherson's Rant
  • Mo Dhachaidh
  • Perthshire Air
  • Sitting in the Stern of a Boat
  • Taladh Chriosta
  • The Waters of Kylesku
  • ---- 6/8 Port Mairsdidh/Marches----
  • 10th HLI Crossing the Rhine
  • Mr & Mrs A. Ross
  • The Hills of Glenorchy
  • The McNeils of Ugadale
  • John D Burgess
  • MacLeod of Mull
  • The Athole Highlanders
  • Willie Lawrie Junior
  • Murdo MacKenzie of Torridon
  • Kirkwall Bay
  • Dovecote Park
  • Angus MacKinnon
  • Ballochyle
  • Bonawe Highlanders
  • Buain na Ràinich
  • The Pibroch of Domhnall Dubh
  • The Midlothian Pipe Band
  • ---- Srath Spè/Strathspeys----
  • Louden’s Bonnie Woods and Braes
  • The Devil in the Kitchen66
  • Miss Drummond of Perth
  • The Fiddler’s Joy
  • Cutty’s Wedding
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Captain Horn
  • MacKenzie Hay
  • Highland Whisky
  • Duncan Davidson
  • Cameron’s Got His Wife Again
  • ---- Caismeachd/Retreat Marches----
  • Lochanside
  • The Heights of Dargai
  • The Kilworth Hills
  • The Battle of the Somme
  • ---- Polkas----
  • The Balintore Fishermen
  • Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
  • I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue
  • ----Port Dubailte/Jigs----
  • The Muckin of Geordie’s Byre
  • Paddy’s Leather Breeches
  • The Skyeman’s Jig
  • Lieutenant MacGuire’s Jig
  • The Curlew
  • The Jig of Slurs
  • Banjo Breakdown
  • Alan MacPherson of Mosspark
  • Wee Murdie
  • The Earl of Dunmore
  • ----Ruighle/Reels----
  • The Four Poster Bed
  • Helen Black of Inveran
  • Tail Toddle
  • Jock Wilson’s Ball
  • Lexie McAskill
  • The Blackberry Bush
  • The High Road to Linton
  • The Brolum
  • The Ale is Dear
  • Loch Torridon
  • Fiona Macleod
  • Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
  • The Sound of Sleat
  • Sandy Duff
  • Shiela MacGregor
  • Caddam Woods
  • ----Seatadh Cuirn/Hornpipes----
  • Tam Bain’s Lum
  • Duncan Johnstone
  • Trumpet Hornpipe
  • Calum Beag
  • ----2/4 and 4/4 Port Mairsdidh/Marches----
  • Corriechoillie’s Welcome
  • to the Northern Meeting
  • The Drunken Piper
  • Australian Ladies
  • The Conundrum
  • Father John MacMillan of Barra
  • The Camerons of Sheildaig
  • The Sprig of Ivy
  • Mrs H. L. MacDonald of Dunach
  • Highland Wedding
  • Leaving Glen Urquhart
  • John MacFadyen of Melfort
  • 79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar
  • The Skye Gathering
  • The Sweet Maid of Glendaurel
  • Greenwoodside
  • Bonnie Ann
  • Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle
  • The Barren Rocks of Aden
  • The Balmoral Highlanders


“Most tunes are traditional, many very old, and all are here in first-rate, authentic transcriptions rendered in a pleasing and very playable format.”

Amazon -T. Billings

“This is a very well done book of Scottish fiddle tunes. There are many classics in this book, plus some gems that you may have trouble finding anywhere else,”

Hrabanus Maurus - Amazon

“Remember, this book has come all the way from the Isle of Skye, and it costs these people more to print a book like this. So if the price may look a little steep it isn't.

The printing is excellent, everything is easily readable, and the arrangements will work well on the mandolin, too.”

Hrabanus Maurus - Amazon

“This is one of a three-volume series (somewhat confusingly called Vols. 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6). They are all wonderful, as is anything else Christine Martin and Taigh Na Teud, a small publisher on the Isle of Skye, put their hands to.”

T. Billings


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