Common session tunes

Here’s a list of just a few of the tunes that are commonly played in sessions around Scotland. If you’d like to join in playing in a sessions, there’s every chance that most of the folk in the session will be familiar with most of these tunes. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive list!

If you want to find music for any of these tunes, try The Session website

Airs
Da Auld Resting Chair
Neil Gow’s Lament for the Death of His Second Wife
Da Slockit Light

Jigs
Rory MacLeod
Blackthorn Stick
Muckin’ of Geordie’s Byre
Stool of Repentance
Stan Chapman’s Jig

Hornpipes
The Boys of Bluehill
Off to California

Marches
Calum’s Road
Atholl Highlanders (6/8)
Battle of Waterloo
Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle
Headlands
Corriechoilles

Reels
Barrowburn Reel
Spootiskerry
High Road to Linton
The Flowers of Edinburgh
The Fairy Dance
Sleep Soond in Da Mornin’
Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay
De’il Amang the Tailors
Jenny Dang the Weaver
Brenda Stubbert’s Reel
Soldier’s Joy
Wilfjord
The High Drive

Polkas
Britches Full of Stitches
Egan’s Polka

Strathspeys
Aird Ranters
Captain Campbell
Braes of Mar
The Iron Man
Cameron’s Got His Wife Again
The Smith’s A Gallant Fireman
The Burning of the Piper’s Hut

Waltzes
Midnight on the Water
Margaret’s Waltz
My Cape Breton Home
The Arran Boat Song
Leaving Lismore
Ashokan Farewell