Duncan’s Boots

Duncan’s Boots

This reel was written in the summer of 1997 after a memorable time at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye during the fiddle and step dance week.

Fitas de António

Fitas de António

This tune has been floating about my head for a month or two. I wasn’t sure if it was a Portuguese tune that I had heard somewhere or a figment…

The Woodside Reel

The Woodside Reel

The session scene in Oban has used a number of different venues throughout my time as a participant. For a while in the mid 1990s the main weekly session was…

Lisa Cronin’s Jig

Lisa Cronin’s Jig

Another tune from 1995. This jig was written for my girlfriend at the time, Lisa Cronin of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Like many young traditional musicians I had discovered syncopation…

The Toffee Works – Lusty in Carnac

The Toffee Works – Lusty in Carnac

Around 10 years ago some pals and I put together an Anglo/Scots band to try and realise some musical ideas we had been thinking of for a while. We named…

Mike Campbell’s Reel

Mike Campbell’s Reel

I wrote this tune back in 1995 and named it for one of Oban’s characters, the late Mike Campbell. I first met Mike when I was still in school as…