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Scottish Music Graded Exams Accordion - Grade 3 (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:
  • Finlay MacRae - Phil Cunningham
  • In Praise of Islay - Trad/arr David MacKenzie
  • Hector the Hero - J Scott Skinner/arr Valerie Bryan
  • Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • Dream Angus - Trad/arr Valerie Bryan
  • Braigh Loch Iall - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • Farquhar & Hettie's Waltz - Finlay McRae/arr Christine Martin
  • Dance Tunes:
  • The Sound of Sleat - D Mackinnon/arr Valerie Bryan
  • Captain Horn - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • Banks of Allan - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • Orange and Blue - Trad/arr Christine Martin & Anne Hughes
  • Ian Powrie’s Compliments to Sir Thomas Wardle - Ian Powrie
  • Mo Chuachag Laghach - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • Greenwoodside - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • The Eavesdropper - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • Recent Compositions:
  • Calum's Road - Donald Shaw/arr Alistair McCulloch
  • The Weaver and His Wife - Andrew Rankine/arr Christine Martin
  • Da Sooth End - Willie Hunter
  • The Dunecht Loon - Graeme Mitchell
  • The New High Level - Whinham/Rankine
  • Drumloist - Jim Johnstone
  • Mo Mhathair - Neil MacLean/arr Christine Martin & Anne Hughes
  • David and Sheila's - Mairearad Green
  • Mrs Mary Printy – 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