Here are some links to interesting WWW resources to do with Scottish
dance music. Feel free to suggest sites that I have missed so far.
- Claims to be »the home of
celtic music on the Internet«. Not bad at all. Contains lots of
tunes, artist information, reviews, regional information and so on,
as well as many links to other interesting WWW sites.
- The Fiddler's Companion
- A huge
encyclopedia of fiddle tunes from the Celtic, British and American
traditions (30000 approximately). By Andrew Kuntz. Includes notes,
anecdotes and in many cases the tunes themselves in ABC
notation. This is a wonderful resource and not just for fiddlers,
- Toby Rider's site,
»dedicated to the performance, preservation, and appreciation of the
traditional Gaelic music of Scotland and North America«. Lots of
interesting articles but maybe tends to give a little too much
weight to the fallacy that Cape Breton music is the only type of
Scottish music worth bothering about.
- Highland Music Trust
- This is a charity
based in Inverness promoting Scottish fiddle music. Its web site
offers Balnain House books for sale, such as the recently
republished Athole Collection, as well as other high-quality
republications of old fiddle music collections.
- This web site offers
sheet music of tunes by various contemporary and traditional
Scottish composes at £0.50 a pop (some free tunes available). Tunes
are made available for download in Sibelius Scorch format, i.e.,
Windows and Mac only.