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Combined Ceol na Fidhle Volumes Five & Six (book)

HIghland Tunes for the Fiddle. Another great selection of Highland fiddle and pipe tunes both old and new. It contains a wealth of tunes musicians have been looking for and couldn’t find!

This volume was issued ten years after finishing the original four volumes. After finding that I had collected a great many more pipe tunes over the intervening years and, as they were such good tunes, a further book was warranted to make these available to all the fiddlers and others out there looking for more good Highland tunes to play.

These represent some of the best Scottish pipe tunes being played today in Scotland.


Accordion, Fiddle, Mandolin
Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Gaelic waltz, Hornpipe, Jig, Listening tune, March, Polka, Reel, Retreat march, Slow strathspey, Strathspey, Waltz
Ceilidh, Hogmanay
Bowing, Chords, Staff notation
Christine Martin
Music from the Scottish Highlands
Book format:
Christine Martin

Table of contents

  • ----Fonn Mall / Slow Airs ----
  • An Eala Bhan
  • An t-Eilean Muileach
  • An t-Iarla Diurach
  • Canan nan Gaidheal
  • The Carmylie Rose
  • Chailin Duinn a' Chuailein Reidh
  • Duanag an t-Seoladair
  • Eilean Beag Donn a' Chuain
  • Eilean Idhe
  • Eilean Mo Ghaoil
  • Far an Robh mi Raoir
  • Gleann Baile Chaoil
  • Heather Island
  • Ho-ri ho-ro mo nionag
  • Leaving Stoer
  • Macleod's Oran Mor
  • Margaret Ann Robertson
  • Mi 'n seo nam aonar
  • Mo Chailin Dileas Donn
  • Nathaniel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Brother
  • Nighean Donn a' Chuailein Riomhaich
  • Nighean Donn nan Gobhar
  • Oidhche Mhath Leibh
  • The Osprey
  • The Piper's Weird
  • Prince Charlie's Last View of Scotland
  • Roslin Castle
  • Thug mi gaol don fhear bhan
  • Tog Orm Mo Phiob
  • ---- Seatadh Cuirn / Hornpipes ----
  • Fiona Ferguson
  • Joe MacGann's Fiddle
  • John MacKenzie's Fancy
  • Jim Tweedie's Sealegs
  • Pipe Major George Allan
  • ---- 6/8 Port Mairsdidh / Marches ----
  • All the Blue Bonnets are over the Border
  • Ben Gullion
  • Bonnets o' Blue
  • The Braes of Mellinish
  • Brigadier Snow
  • Bruachan Mhellinis
  • Cuidich 'n Righ
  • Donald MacLennan of Broadford's Welcome to Edinburgh
  • Jeannie Mauchline
  • John Bain MacKenzie's Sister's Wedding
  • Kenneth J. MacLeod
  • Kiloran Bay
  • Mrs Lily Christie
  • Portree Bay
  • Queen Elizabeth March
  • The Scots Bonnet
  • The Sweet Maid of Mull
  • ---- Caismeachd/Retreat Marches ----
  • The Black Isle
  • Castle Dangerous
  • Dream Valley of Glendaruel
  • 15th Scottish Division
  • Sgaoth Sgadan
  • Shoals of Herring
  • Schiehallion
  • The Shores of Loch Bee
  • Three Good Fellows Beyond the Glen
  • When the Battle is Over
  • ---- 2/4 and 4/4 Port Mairsdidh / Marches ----
  • Auchmountain's Bonnie Glen
  • The Bonnie Woods of Stirkoke
  • The Cameron Highlanders The Carnival March
  • The Clan MacColl March
  • The Crags of Tumbledown Mountain
  • Da Guiser's March
  • Donald MacLean's Farewell to Oban
  • The Field at Bannockburn
  • The 51st Highland Division
  • The Glenfinnan Gathering
  • The Glengarry's Gathering
  • The Hills of Alva
  • John MacColl's March to Kilbowie Cottage
  • Men of Argylle
  • The Pap o' Glencoe
  • Peter Macleod of Ganavan
  • The Portree Men
  • The Skye Bridge
  • The Skye Crofters
  • ---- Port Dubailte / Jigs ----
  • Brae Riach
  • Center's Bonnet
  • Duncan the Gauger
  • Echoes of Oban
  • Gillean an Fheilidh
  • The Hen's March
  • Iain Ic Phadraig
  • Isabelle Blackley
  • John Paterson's Mare
  • Lads in the Kilt
  • Lady Charlotte Murray
  • Marjory Lowe
  • Minnie Hind
  • Mr D. F. MacDonald
  • The Old Woman's Dance
  • The Whistling Postman
  • ---- Ruighle / Reels ----
  • The Brig o' Perth
  • Broadford Bay
  • Calum Figheadair agus Calum Tàilear
  • Captain Alex Fraser
  • Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree
  • The Clucking Hen
  • Colonel Stuart of Garth
  • The Eight Men of Moidart
  • Foot it Neatly
  • Forest Lodge
  • Geordie McLeish
  • Glenogle
  • The Goat Island Reel
  • Lady Doll SinclairLady Harriet Hope
  • Lady Seaforth
  • Lieutenant Colonel D. J. S. Murray
  • The Perthshire Assembly
  • The Primrose Girl
  • The Prince of Wales
  • The Rejected Suitor
  • Rodach Mhòr
  • The Rookery
  • Sandy Cameron
  • Sir John Stewart of Grandtully's Rant
  • The Smith of Killiechassie
  • Twisted Fingers
  • The Twisted Headed Minister
  • ---- Srath Spè / Strathspeys ----
  • A. A. Cameron's Strathspey
  • Atholl Cummers
  • Because He was a Bonny Lad
  • Black Duncan The Blue Bonnet
  • Bog an Lochan
  • Calum Breugach
  • Chuir i Glùin air a' Bhodac


“And very good tunes they are, too. They’re all very much in the Highland tradition, so if you love all those romantic airs and the wtiddly pipeyness of the dance tunes, the book is certain to appeal to you.”

John Moar, Orkney View

“These are the kinds of tunes played by everyone from the hardest celtic-rock groups to the Wyre Band and your local Strathspey and Reel. If you are in there somewhere, then this really is the book for you.”

John Moar, Orkney View

“Wonderful series! “These are by far my favorite Scottish traditional tune books, and I have 'em all!”

Amazon -T. Billings


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