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Nigel Gatherer

  • Shalom 140627 - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 67 views
    From EMGO's Summer Concert at Morningside parish Church on Friday 27th June 2014.
  • Fine Flooers in the Valley - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 220 views
    This was one of the pieces we worked on at the 2011 mixed instrument workshop "Mixter Maxter" led by Nigel Gatherer. We learned the tunes and worked collaboratively to arrange them; this is the res...
  • The Devils Dance - Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 225 views
    This was one of the pieces we worked on at the 2011 mixed instrument workshop "Mixter Maxter" led by Nigel Gatherer. We learned the tunes and worked collaboratively to arrange them; this is the res...
  • Clutching At Straws: Hog Eye Man & Over the Waterfall - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 483 views
    Nigel Gatherer's 1990s old-time band Clutching At Straws playing two traditional old-time fiddle tunes, "Hog Eye Man" and "Over the Waterfall". This was recorded live at the Edinburgh Folk Festival...
  • Songs and Ballads of Dundee - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,216 views
    A news item on BBC Reporting Scotland about the publication of Nigel Gatherer's collection of folksongs from Dundee in 1985.
  • Nigel Gatherer and Alison Stephens - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 821 views
    Some informal fun music making with my friend the late Ali Stephens. Happy memories. The tune is "The Oi Song".
  • Warlocks - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 830 views
    An awkward occurence in some tunes is having to play notes on the same fret on adjacent strings. Here Nigel Gatherer demonstrates his method of approaching the problem, using a 19th century fiddle ...
  • Hoch Hey - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 884 views
    The first tune is an old Scottish tune associated with a song. It can be found in Ireland as "Jerry O'Sullivan's" (Lunasa played it on their Kinnity Sessions album). It goes nicely with another Sco...
  • Caber Feidh - Duration: 59 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,030 views
    This is a tune I've been playing for a number of years, and I can't really remember where I got it. Probably from one of the dusty books, although I'm sure it has evolved a bit in my hands. The key...
  • The New Five Cents - Duration: 81 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,637 views
    This is a great tune I learned from a recording of an American mandolin player called Don Grieser.
  • Mo Chailin Dileas Donn - Duration: 39 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,054 views
    This is a beautiful tune which is the air of a Gaelic song called "Mo Chailin Dileas Donn" (Well May I Behold) My Faithful Brown Hair'd Maid). Music and mandolin tab at: http://www.nigelgatherer.co...
  • Hi O Hiram - Duration: 2 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 804 views
    This is a tune from the Western Highlands and Islands which I learned from a Bobby MacLeod record. Performing is my Improvers Mixed Instrument class from Edinburgh, all amateurs, mostly retired, an...
  • Pretty Little Cat - Duration: 96 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 2,295 views
    An Old Time fiddle tune which I learned from a French fiddle (and piper) called Cathy. The key to playing this type of tune is to try to be laid back. Imagine you're on a back porch in the Appalach...
  • Merry Blacksmith - Duration: 81 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 837 views
    An Irish reel which I've known for years. It's a different story when the camera is on you! Here it is, warts and all!
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