This tune appeared in "Kerr's Merry Melodies" which was published in Glasgow in the 1870s. It is also popular in Ireland - being known as "The Fairy Waltz" in Fermanagh.
The fairyland waltz
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An giomach
This reel is another tune with Scottish and Irish versions. "An giomach" is Scottish Gaelic for "The lobster."
About the tunes
"I got these tunes in South Uist while Frances and I were attending the Ce˛las week. They were taught to us by Ian MacFarlane who is a brilliant fiddler, piper and singer. He's also a very patient tutor."
Frances is another of the excellent Nomad Beat violin teachers. See the sidebar for information on Ce˛las and Nomad Beat.
Gordon the group tutor says:
A terrific rhythmic Strathspey. A great version of this appears on Alasdair White's CD "An ClÓr Geal".
South Uist Set
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Ce˛las is a unique summer school which runs on South Uist. Click on the picture above for more information. To here the tunes click on the link below.
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Sheet Music
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