The Scottish Guitar Duo - Guitar Duo

Having opened for the likes of Dick Gaughan, Duck Baker and Michael Marra the duo are now starting to make a name for themselves. Using nylon and steel string guitars and the dobro for slide playing the duo create imaginative instrumental arrangements of traditional fiddle, pipe, harp and song melodies taken from different regions of the celtic world.The repertoire can also include works by Scottish composers such as John Maxwell Geddes and Peter Maxwell Davies. Music with a Scottish connection always features prominently from early works associated with musicians of the Scottish royal courts to trad tunes and works by contemporary Scottish composers.

The duo bring together a number of acoustic guitar traditions: steel string, classical and slide guitar and explores the possibilities for the instrument within the world of traditional music. The role of the guitar in Scottish and Irish music has mainly developed, with some notable exceptions, as a backing instrument (and not always a welcome one!).
Their debut album takes another approach, presenting these well known tunes in a new self contained ‘guitaristic’ way but refusing to stray far from the original intended musical aesthetic. The title reflects the style of the musical arrangement each instrument weaving with the other to create a soundscape which shows these familiar tunes from the fiddle, pipe, harp and song repertoire of Scotland in new light.

"…amazing guitar music " The List

“…it works…” Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland

"The guitar duo amazed the punters at their folk club premier" Wee folk club, Edinburgh
"Traditional tunes played with incredible skill on two guitars." Dunfermline Press


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The Scottish Guitar Duo - Guitar Duo Repertoire

Scottish (Celtic)

  • Butterfly
  • Sheebeg an Sheemore
  • Dances of the Scottish court
  • Ashokan Farewell / Road to Dundee
  • Scott Skinner Reels
  • Lady Carey’s Dompe
  • Carolan’s Concerto
  • Roslin Castle
  • Farewell to Stromness
  • Hill’s of Glenorchy
  • Reel of Tulloch
  • Neil Gow’s Farewell to Whisky, Return to Whisky
  • Jig O’ Slurs
  • Neil Gow’s Lament
  • The Butterfly
  • Si Bheag Si Mhor
  • Dances of the Scottish Court
  • Scott Skinner Reels
  • Chro Chinn t-saile, Ho Mo Luran He Mo Luran
  • Shetland Reels
  • Ashokan Farewell (inc ‘road and the miles’)
  • Reel of Tulloch (after David Young)
  • Carolan’s Concerto
  • Roslin Castle (House of Glamis)
  • Hills of Glenorchy
  • Trip to Pakistan, Islay Ranters Reel (Reels)
  • Dargai, Devil in the Kitchen (Air, Strathspey and Reel)
  • Month of January, Black Mountainside
  • Carolan’s Draught
  • Catherine Kelly’s, Charlie Hunters (Jigs)
  • Jackie Coleman’s, Geordie McCleish (Reels)
  • Key to the Highway, Mississippi Delta Blues
  • Brae’s O’ Tullimet , Morrison’s Jig, Mishie’s Jig (Jigs)
  • The Road to the North, The Lisnagun Jig
  • Leaving Stoer
  • Michael McGoldrick’s, The Humours of Kesh
  • The Sweetness Of Mary


  • My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home - John Dowland
  • Villanesca - Granados
  • Lady Carey's Dompe - Trad
  • Largo and Rondo - F. Carrulli
  • Spanish Dances - Granados
  • Turkish March KV 331- Mozart 
  • Danza Triste- Granados
  • Various Sonata's - Scarlatti 
  • Suite for Two Guitars- William Lawes
  • A Fancy - John Daniel
  • Alfonsina y el Mar-J.Malats
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra-F.Tarrega
  • Adagio (Air on a G String) - Bach 
  • Gipsy Dances - Joaquin Turina
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring(From cantata No.147) - Bach 
  • DeVise - Gavotte en Rondeau
  • Various --Turlough O Carolan 
  • Cuban Dance ...and many, many more

Also various Beatles, Robbie Williams, and other more popular tunes as required.

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