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Scottish Music Graded Exams Accordion - Grade 4 (2014 - December 2023) (book)

The accordion Syllabus 2014 - December 2023 offers a great choice of tunes for your repertoire or to create a programme for TMGE or SQA exams or for ceilidhs, mods and concerts. Collected from many well known players, teachers and arrangers.

For the Grade 4 accordion syllabus 2014 - December 2023, we offer you a choice of tunes to start you on your way to a rich and varied repertoire. Where appropriate, tunes in this volume have been edited for guidance purposes.

The arrangements represent the technical standard to be expected at the grade, and as such should be adhered to by candidates when performing in the exam.


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:
  • The Youngest Ancient Mariner - Phil Cunningham
  • Greenan Castle - Alistair McCulloch
  • Lament for Lockerbie - Angus Fitchet
  • Mrs Jamieson's Favourite - Charles Grant/arr C. Martin & A. Hughes
  • Leaving Stoer - Ivan Drever/arr Valerie Bryan
  • Leaving Lerwick Harbour - Willie Hunter
  • Lament for the Death of the Reverend Archie Beaton - John Mason/arr C. Martin
  • Manus McGuire - Marie Fielding
  • Lochanside - Pipe Major Angus MacDonald
  • Dance Tunes:
  • The Devil in the Kitchen - Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • The Iron Man - J Scott Skinner/arr Christine Martin
  • The Old Grey Cat - Trad/arr Christine Martin & Anne Hughes
  • Da Guiser’s March - Gideon Stove/arr Christine Martin
  • The Banjo Breakdown – Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • Donald Iain Rankine - Andrew Rankine/arr Christine Martin
  • Am Muileann Dubh Trad/arr Christine Martin
  • John Stephen of Chance Inn – Angus Fitchet/arr Christine Martin
  • Deil Among the Tailors - Trad/arr Christine Martin & Anne Hughes
  • Sam Anderson's farewell to Cumnock - Alistair McCulloch
  • The Conundrum - Peter R MacLeod/arr Christine Martin
  • Filoro – Trad/arr Christine Martin & Anne Hughes
  • Recent Compositions:
  • Rudy Meek's Farewell to Scotland - Marie Fielding
  • Crackens - Graeme Mitchell
  • Apricot Brandy - Sandy Brechin
  • Hurlock's Reel - Tom Anderson/arr Christine Martin & Anne Hughes
  • Maggies West's Waltz - Mairearad Green
  • Jig Run Rig - Fergie MacDonald
  • The Shetland Fiddlers Society - Ronnie Cooper
  • Mr and Mrs Bobby Jamieson - Iain MacPhail
  • The Sprig of Ivy


“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

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

Pete Heywood