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Scottish Music Graded Exams Accordion - Grade 4 (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:
  • 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