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We're a' Connected (book)

95 Scottish Songs to Dance tunes - for Singers, Fiddlers and Pipers. A fascinating collection re- connecting the original dance tunes with many of the forgotten songs that go with them. Includes many song tunes in bagpipe notation as well as fiddle versions and has chords for accompanists.

Dougie Pincock has written great bagpipe settings for the songs and Susie Petrov and Christine Martin have collected and co-ordinated the Gaelic, Scots and American versions to make this a stimulating collection for all musicians. A very useful resource for music and dance workshops, bands, pipers and soloists wanting to learn Scots and Gaelic songs and to study the origins of the songs and tunes.


Bagpipe/small pipes, Fiddle, Gaelic song, Scots song
Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Gaelic waltz, Jig, March, Reel, Strathspey, Waltz
Ceilidh, Hogmanay, Robert Burns night
Bagpipe notation, Chords, Staff notation
Christine Martin, Susie Petrov, Dougie Pincock
Scottish, American
Book format:
Christine Martin, Susie Petrov

Table of contents

  • A Man's a Man for a' That
  • Aitken Drum
  • Birnie Boozle
  • Bodachan a' Mhirein
  • Bonnie Jimmy Campbell
  • Bonnie Lass Come Ower the Burn
  • Braes of Mar
  • Braes of Tullimet
  • Brochan Lom
  • Clean Pease Strae
  • The Devil in the Kitchen
  • The Drunken Piper
  • The Dusty Miller
  • The Ewie wi' the Crookit Horn
  • Far am Bi Mi Fhin
  • The Forty-Second
  • Gabhaidh Sinn an Rathad Mor
  • Got a Can of Beer
  • Hey Ca' Through
  • Hi How My Bonnie Lass
  • Hieland Laddie
  • The High Road to Linton
  • Highland Laddie
  • Highland Rory
  • Hills of Glenorchy
  • Hop Up My Ladies
  • I Hae a Wife of My Ain
  • I'll Aye Come in By Yon Town
  • I'll Gang Nae Mair Tae Yon Town
  • I'm O'er Young to Marry Yet
  • Jenny Dang the Weaver
  • Jenny Nettles
  • Jock Since Ever I Saw Your Face
  • John Grumlie
  • Johnnie Cope
  • Kafoozalum
  • Kate Dalrymple
  • Katie Bairdie
  • Keel Row
  • Killiecrankie
  • Lady Mary Ann
  • Lannagan's Ball
  • The Lass o' Gowrie
  • Lament for Limerick Loch Erroch Side
  • Lochaber No More
  • Logie O' Buchan
  • Lord Ronald
  • Love Won't You Marry Me
  • Mac A Phi
  • Mac A Phee Turn Your Cattle
  • MacPherson's Lament
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Merrily Danced the Quaker's Wife
  • Mrs. H.L. MacDonald of Dunach
  • Mrs. MacLeod
  • Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay
  • My Love She's But a Lassie Yet
  • My Peggy and I
  • My Wife's a Winsome
  • Wee Thing
  • O'er the Hills and Far Away
  • Old Rosin the Bow
  • Over the Hills and Far Away
  • Over the Water to Charlie
  • The Piper of Dundee
  • The Quaker's Wife
  • The Rakes of Mallow
  • Rattlin Roarin' Willie
  • Rosin the Bow
  • Sandy's Mill
  • Seallaibh Cuirigh Eoin
  • Seinn O
  • S Ioma Rud
  • The Smith's a Gallant Fireman
  • Some Say the Deil's Dead
  • Stad a Mhairi Bhanarach
  • Tail Toddle
  • Tailor Fell Through the Bed
  • There's Nae Luck About the House
  • Up and Waur Them A' Willie
  • Up in the Morning Early
  • Wha'll Be King but Charlie?
  • When John and Me Were Married
  • Whistle Ower the Lave O't
  • Will Ye Go and Marry Ketty?


“The title of this smart looking collection is very apt. The ‘connections’ are many, various and oftern surprising, demonstrating for example the crossover between Highland(Gaelic) and Lowland Scots songs sometimes going back centuries.”

The Living Tradition Magazine

“The book, in A4 format, contains 95 traditional Scottish songs from both the Scots and Gaelic traditions, with the tunes of the songs, or variations of them, arranged as dance tunes for fiddle and pipes, with useful basic chord suggestions for accompanying instruments............"

Keith John Scammell, Ceol Beo Tradional Roots magazine

"It is obvious from its layout and content that this publication will be a very useful tool for learning, not only for learning songs and tunes but also for learning about connection between each and with dancing.”

Keith John Scammell, Ceol Beo Tradional Roots magazine

“This slender book offers 95 traditional Scottish songs, collected as songs for singers and also collected as (and shown with) arrangements for fiddle and pipes.”

By Kerry Dexter, from Dirty Linen Magazine