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Cruinn Còmhla (book)

An exciting collection of some of the most popular tunes - old and new - that are being played in Scotland and collected from many different fiddling traditions. Many of these tunes are popular at sessions. Cruinn Comhla means 'gathered together' in Scottish Gaelic.

This collection contains some fine timeless Scottish reels and strathspeys heard on many Scottish albums played by the new young bands and soloists. This book could also be described as a session tunes book as the material here is very popular in sessions too but this time some of the tunes are from older collections as well as the new music being composed today.


Accordion, Fiddle, Mandolin, Whistle
Tune Types:
Air, Jig, March, Reel, Strathspey
Bowing, Chords, Staff notation
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin
Scottish, Canadian, Irish, English
Book format:
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin

Table of contents

  • Jewel of a Hundred Years (the former Mod feature tune by Phil Cunningham)
  • Molly Rankines
  • Jack Daniels
  • Braes of Tulleymet
  • Tarbolton Lodge
  • Andy Renwicks Ferret and many other popular tunes. So it is an eclectic mixture of old and new as played by Phil Cunningham
  • Alasdair Fraser
  • Angus Grant
  • Aly Bain etc. Chords and bowings included. 52pp Contents: Always Welcome
  • Andy Renwick's Ferret
  • Anne Fraser MacKenzie
  • Archie Brown
  • As a Thoiseach
  • Bass Reel
  • The Bird's Nest
  • The Braes of Tullymet
  • The Bridge of Inver
  • Brose and Butter
  • The Burning of the Piper's Hut
  • Cailleach an Dùdain
  • Captain MacBean's Reel
  • Colonel L. Stewart's Reel
  • Cuir 'sa Chiste Mhòr Mi
  • Da Auld Resting Chair
  • Da Brig
  • Da Rodd Ta Houll
  • Da Shaalds o Foula
  • Dawn Reel
  • Dolina MacKay
  • Dòmhnall na Gealaich
  • Don't be Teasing
  • Donald Stewart the Piper
  • The Donegal Reel
  • The Dougal Creature
  • The Drover's Lads
  • The Duke of Gordon's Birthday
  • The Expert Dancer
  • Far Frae Hame
  • The Fiddler
  • Fingal's Cave
  • Fingal's Weeping
  • Garster's Dream
  • Gillean an Drbhair
  • The Green Meadow
  • Gul Fhin
  • The Hag with the Money
  • The Haggis
  • The Highlander's Jig
  • Hurlock's Reel
  • Jack Daniel's Reel
  • James Gardiner's Lilt
  • Jewel of a Hundred Years
  • John Keith Laing
  • Johnnie Finlay
  • Keep It Up
  • Kilfenora Jig
  • King George IV's Strathspey
  • The King's Reel
  • The Kitchen Piper
  • Lady Charlotte Campbell
  • Lady Louden's Strathspey
  • Leveneep Head
  • Loch Earn
  • Lord Gordon's Reel
  • The Macfarlane's Rant
  • Maid in a Box
  • Major Molle
  • The Man in the Moon
  • The Miller
  • Miss Cruickshank's Reel
  • Miss MacLeod of Rosses
  • Miss Scott of Usan
  • Miss Spence's Reel
  • Molly Rankine's Reel
  • Mrs Forbes
  • Leith
  • Mrs Muir MacKenzie
  • Music for a Found Harmonium
  • Neil Gow's Wife
  • New Christmas Reel
  • The Old King's Reel
  • The Old Reel
  • Oot by Esta Vong
  • Paddy be sEasy
  • Peter's Peerie Boat
  • The Pigeon on the Gate
  • The Pumpkin's Fancy
  • Put Me in the Big Chest
  • The Randy Wives of Greenlaw
  • Sandyburn Reel
  • The Sailor's Wife
  • The Sands of Kuwait
  • The Sands of Murness
  • Sandy McGaff
  • Scott Skinner's Welcome to Inverness
  • Seann Triubhais Uilleachain
  • 'Se an Righ a th'againn is fhèarr leinn
  • Seud nan Ceud Bliadhna
  • Shandon Bells
  • Sheehan's Reel
  • The Shetland Fiddlers' Society
  • The Swallow's Tail
  • Taigeis agus Dealg Innte
  • Tarbolton Lodge
  • Thrum's Cairn
  • Timour the Tartar
  • The Tongadale Reel
  • Wha'll be King but Charlie
  • Willie's Auld Trews
  • The Wind on the Heath
  • The Yetts of Muckart


“This is really is a well-judged collection. The Shetland and Irish music is all fairly widely-known, and will appeal to the beginner who is looking for material to play with others, whilst there is also a wealth of material for established players who are looking for something different. An excellent collection” I look forward to the next!”

John Moar - Orkney View Magazine


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