Guid Scots Sangs
Arranged as Instrumental Airs for Small Wire-Strung Clarsach
Publication date: 4th April 2014 £12
Available to buy here.
Recordings will be available soon.
This book contains arrangements by Scottish harper Karen Marshalsay, of songs she learned, loved, and sang during her Ayrshire childhood. Tales of battles, Jacobite risings, life on the road or on the seas, the supernatural, love and loss, are set out for a range from G below middle C up to treble D. Ornamentation, damping, gestures, and fingerings are all written in and clearly explained. Although these are intended to function as instrumental airs, the words are given as it's important to know what a song is about, and of course, you might want to sing it too! The texts have comprehensive glossaries for those unused to Scots recordings are available from the website to help learn the pieces.
|Where Two Hawkes Fly words & music R. G. Browne||1|
|I Once Loved a Lass||4-5|
|The Haughs o Cromdale||6-7|
|Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie||8-9|
|Willie's Gan tae Melville Castle||10|
|Come All Ye Tramps an Hawkers||11|
|The Bonnie Lass o Fyvie||12-13|
|Fine Flooers in the Valley||14|
|Ca the Yowes||16|
|Fareweel tae Tarwathie George Scroggie||17|
|Abbreviations, symbols & techniques used||18|