Geordie Syme's Paircel o Tunes (book)
This book contains a very interesting collection of old tunes suitable for not just pipes, but fiddles and harps and other melody instruments to explore. The book is the result of many years research by Matt Seattle of Dragonfly Music. Geordie Syme lived in the middle of the eighteenth century and was "the best piper of his time" in the Borders of Scotland.
The tunes in the book often present versions of the same tune from different manuscripts and sources and invite you to look at playing some of these well known and not so well known melodies in a different way - often with variations added. A really interesting collection of old Border tunes to explore.
We have put together a collection of music which we believe will do justice to Geordie Syme's reputation while at the same time challenging today’s pipers, fiddlers and other melody players to expand their repertoire and to deepen their understanding of this music.
Geordie Syme’s Paircel o Tunes is a 200-page book containing 173 tunes - some long, some short and ranging from easy to challenging.