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

Hornpipes
The Boys of Bluehill
Off to California

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

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

Polkas
Britches Full of Stitches
Egan’s Polka

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

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