Members' News                                                January 2018


Members - please check gigs pages

We have a new website under active construction. We think it might go live in April. Until then we will only be keeping the Gigs and Fridays pages up to date, plus notices here on the news page. All other pages will now be left as they are until the new site is prepared.  Sorry about the gap in service.

Fridays /  BFG Sessions
New Tunes
Information about BFG Music Books

If you need reminded of any of the new tunes we did without the music then
call Andrew on O1764 663324

Song For the Small Pipes
Interesting duet version.
Brilliant Japanese version on Galician pipes.

Dots here.  Try the harmony too.

Information about BFG Music Books

Traditional Music Forum

BFG is a member of the Traditional Music Forum and Andrew Bachell is on its Board of Directors. 

Go to the TMF Website (now parts of the Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland TRACS page)  for monthly Newsletters.

The sessions listed here are local ones that BFG members attend regularly (or occasionally). Also look for the Perth Trad sessions/Horsecross Sessions on the web.   Playing is sessions is a great way to build up skills, confidence and a repertoire of tunes. 

  • Dunning Hotel, Dunning.  Every Monday from about 9.15. A good session for everyone. We have been told that there is also another Dunning session on Wednesdays - might be at teh Kirkstyle Inn.
  • Taybank Dunkeld.  Every Thursday - 8.30 after the Fiddlers workshop.  Very pleasant and lots of Scottish tunes. All welcome -  slow and fast.
  • The Cross Keys, Kippen 1st and 3rd (and 5th) Sundays each month. From 8pm and is suitable for all abilities. Nice food available
  • Fortingall Hotel.  Fridays at 8.30.  Not sure if this is every week.
  • Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy.  Thursdays at 8.00

We have been awarded funds through Foundation Scotland from the Blackford Community Fund for some stage equipment, tutors and a few other things.  We also received funds from Foundation Scotland and The Auchterarder and District Community Fund for the new Wee Music Book
                                                                 "Music so wishes to be heard that it sometimes calls on unlikely characters to give it voice."