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Scottish Music Graded Exams Accordion - Grade 5 (2014 - December 2023) (book)

Discover a wealth of previous RCS exam books for Fiddle, Accordion and Harp from scotlandsmusic.com with an excellent 40% and more discount, ready to help you learn, practice and excel on your instrument.

These are the selected pieces for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Traditional Music Exams 2014 - 2023 expertly graded and edited by leading Scottish players. These have an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire.

The graded pieces are suitably set for various levels of the Scottish schools music exam system with an excellent choice of interesting tunes to learn.

The Fiddle books have bowings, the Accordion books have chords and the Harp books have full arrangements.

Please contact the RCS for further information about any future RCS exams. https://www.rcs.ac.uk/traditional-music-graded-exams/


Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Gaelic waltz, Hornpipe, Jig, March, Polka, Reel, Schottische, Strathspey, Waltz
Chords, Staff notation
Anne Hughes, Iain MacPhail, Christine Martin, Ian Muir
Book format:

Table of contents

  • Airs:
  • Kate Martin's Waltz - Blair Douglas
  • Lament for Will Starr - Angus Fitchet
  • Lament for Big Dougal - Finlay Powrie
  • Auld Robin Gray – Rev. William Leaves/arr Moira Landels
  • Willie Fernie - Alasdair Fraser
  • Gordon and Andrea - Ian T. Muir
  • Quendale Bay - Phil Cunningham
  • Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife - Niel Gow/arr C. Martin
  • Dance Tunes:
  • Calliope House - Dave Richardson/arr Christine Martin
  • The Laird O Thrums - J Scott Skinner/arr Christine Martin
  • Miss Lyall – Trad/arr Christine Martin & Anne Hughes
  • Archie Menzies - Trad/arr Christine Martin & Anne Hughes
  • Murdo MacKenzie of Torridon - Bobby MacLeod/arr Valerie Bryan
  • Leaving Glen Urquhart - W. MacDonald/arr Christine Martin
  • Donald Willie and His Dog - Donald Morrison/arr Christine Martin
  • Captain MacBean's Reel – Traditional
  • Captain Cameron’s Volunteer March - Trad/arr Deirdre Adamson
  • John Morrison, Assynt House - Pipe Major Peter MacLeod
  • Dunaskin Glen - Ian T Muir
  • The Rights of Man - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • Recent Compositions:
  • Randall's Reel - Graeme Mitchell
  • Tazmanian Devil - Sandy Brechin
  • Dram Behind the Curtain - Mairearad Green
  • Jean's Reel - Bobby MacLeod
  • Mr and Mrs McShane of Houston - Ian T Muir
  • Roddy's Last Trip - Sandy Brechin
  • Amherst Two Step - Alistair McCulloch
  • Mumbai – Marie Fielding
  • Full Tilt – Mairearad Green
  • Da Tushkar – Ronnie Cooper
  • Maureens Jig - Fergie MacDonald
  • Miss Suzanne Barbour – Iain MacPhail


“I’d recommend them to anyone wanting to explore their chosen instrument, at any stage of life” Living Tradition Magazine 2015

Pete Heywood

“The books are well produced with input from relevant experts and a good range of tunes which are likely to be played widely outside of the classroom” Living Tradition Magazine2015

Pete Heywood