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by philamor
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Fettling the parlour
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Fettling the parlour

Fettling, in this case, means tidying/ sorting.

And that's all there is to it, except nothing got sorted, just repositioned, such is life. :roll:
by philamor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Holiday 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Holiday 2018

This year's hols was camping at Moffat and this wee tune was in anticipation of that trip.
by philamor
Wed May 02, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Tempering the Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Tempering the Steel

Well, as the description of the posting, it just gave me the feeling of the industrial processes that have to go on in the background to keep towns and countries ticking over. Not always easy to get a feel for a tune and it's definitely personal, but it is what it is. I just hope it's worthy of an a...
by philamor
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Tempering the Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Tempering the Steel

Cheers, Dan. Even my son, an ex snare drummer, liked the 3rd & 4th part. There's hope for us all :lol:
by philamor
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Tempering the Steel
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Tempering the Steel

What can I say, this is a wee tune for all those industry workers, the industry that gives the infrastructure of any country the ability to function. :)
by philamor
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Wee Tommy's Adventure
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

Wee Tommy's Adventure

I wrote a poem about a wee boy's first airship flight earlier this year. The wee boy, Tommy, was so excited that, despite the trials and tribulations of the maiden voyage, he fell asleep with the nervous tension and slept through the whole affair. anyhoo, out of that came this wee tune also. Wee Tom...
by philamor
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: In the Strangest Places
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

In the Strangest Places

Wrote this one a few months back, not been on the site for a wee while, so two together. Aint it funny where you think of a tune - on abus, in the car, in the smallest room (or is that just me? - Yikes!), etc. Well, I have had to whistle things into my mobile phone recorder before now to deal with a...
by philamor
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The South Esk Ghillie
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

The South Esk Ghillie

I used to live on the banks of the River South Esk, at the bothy near Brechin, Angus, over 40 years ago. Fond memories of the fishing and the Ghillie keeping the river stocked and securing the stock from poachers and the night expeditions to shoot rabbit, hare and deer, conservation in operation to ...
by philamor
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Courage, Paris
Replies: 0
Views: 1368

Courage, Paris

It is perhaps so easy to write a sad tune at this time, but I felt that would not give strength to those in their time of need.

It's a mad, mad world, that the human race can boast of its progress, when some have the mind to cause this kind of shamefulness.

I hope I am not alone in this view.
by philamor
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Galashiels
Replies: 0
Views: 1269

Galashiels

Ok, so i may one day get around to composing tunes for many more of the nice wee villages & towns of the Borders. For now, I am sticking to those I visited in the spring, of which Galashiels was one.
by philamor
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: St Marys Loch
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

St Marys Loch

3rd attempt to upload files. OK, the titles are without the appostrophe in Mary's, as the files uploader did not like it. :!: No biggy, just renamed the files. Something to remember for the future, eh?. Anyway, lovely drive down the west coast of the Loch, great scenery, stopped for ice cream (as yo...
by philamor
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Wild Ettrick
Replies: 0
Views: 1355

Wild Ettrick

Trying to load another of my holiday compositions. All OK, it seems :?:

Another nice day out in the borders, this time around the Ettrick Forest area.
by philamor
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Ken The Horse?
Replies: 0
Views: 1443

Ken The Horse?

Well, folks, another in my Spring 2015 Hols tune collection. The best way to explain this is to direct you to the website which already existed before I wrote the tune and subsequently investigated and found a site dedicated the subject of my tune. Check the Bagpipe Tune link from the menu and the s...
by philamor
Sat May 09, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Crossing the Gala Water
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

Crossing the Gala Water

As i said, there would be more to come from my Easter 2015 hols in the Borders of Scotland and here's one more at least. The wee town of Galashiels (Gala) was one visited often for provisions and when passing through and to have a nice Chines buffet meal, as one does, so we had to cross Gala Water m...
by philamor
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Pass of Moffat Dale
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

The Pass of Moffat Dale

Hey, what a delight to be able to write a tune about a recent experience, namely hols to the Border country of Scotland. As per the usual Scottish weather, there was hail, wind, rain and snow all in one day, but mostly quite nice over the course of a week and a visit to the Grey Mare's Tail waterfal...