RCS Harp Repertoire 2014 – 2020

New harp repertoire for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland traditional music graded exams (2014-2020). Includes great arrangements and compositions from Scottish harp players and tutors. Tune list below. Exam books available to purchase via scotlandsmusic.com

Exams (Grades 1-5) will be conducted at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival as well as at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

 
 
 

GRADE 5

Airs:                                                                                                               

Caoineadh Luimnigh, Leaving Stoer, Lady Ramsay, An t-Iarla Diùrach, Ros Fhiadhaich nam Beann, Tha an Oidhche ann ’s Chan Fhalbh Mi.

Dance Tunes:

Charlotte and Craig’s, Carnie’s Canter, Ruari Dubh, Two St. Kilda Song and Dance Tunes, Strathearn, Itchy Fingers, The Heights of Cassino, The Rizla, The Tongadale Reel, The Salvation.

Recent Compositions:

Maggie West’s Waltz, Louise’s Livvy, Swerving for Bunnies, Loon Mountain Moose, In – Out the Harbour/PT(Wheels of Glory), Kate Martin’s Waltz.

 

GRADE 4

Airs:                                                                                                                           

Coilsfield House, Hi, Horo ’s na Horo Eile, An Ataireachd, MacGriogair a Ruadhshruth, On a Bank of Flowers, Tha m’ Aigne fo Ghruaim.

Dance Tunes:

The Marchioness of Huntly, Captain Campbell, The Quaker’s Wife, Chuir I Gluin Air a’ Bhodach, The Shores of Loch Bee, Dòmhnall Tighinn gam Shireadh, Miss Abercromby, P. M. Donald Maclean of Lewis, Crathadh t’ Aodaich a Ghaoil, The Gaorsach Lasses, Homecoming.

Recent Compositions:

A’ Chiad Mhadainn, B. K’s Polka, Monkey Puzzle, The Red Jacket, Portarlington.

 

GRADE 3

Airs:                                                                                                                           

Caidil Gu Là, Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite, Ca’ the Yowes, Oran do Dhòmhnaill Gorm Òg, Tha na h-Uain air an Tulaich, A Nochd Gur Faoin mo Chadal Dhomh.

Dance Tunes:

Lady Montgomery, Waltz for Kylin, Thoir a-Nall Ailean Ugam, The Sour Mash,           Peter Baillie, Mile Marbhaisg air a’ Ghaol, Mingulay Boat Song, Saoil a Mhòr am pòs thu?

Recent Compositions:

William and Cathrene’s Waltz, The Walnut Waltz, Roin aig Rubha, Jamie’s Jig, Chocolate-Coated Clouds, The Bendy Tune.

 

GRADE 2

Airs:                                                                                                                           

Ye Banks and Braes, Òran Mòr MacLeòid, Iain Sinclair of Skaldister, Dream Angus, Crodh Chailein, A Ghaoil Leig Dhachaidh.

Dance Tunes:

A.A. Cameron’s, Bha Mi Latha Samhraidh, Naked and Bare, Ruidhleadh Mo Nighean Donn, Seice Ruairidh, Brechin Castle, Sward House.

Recent Compositions:

Craigie Waltz, Gealach a’ Bhruic, Iain Beag, T for P & P for T, Cameron Donald’s, Port Anna Bhàn.

 

GRADE 1

Airs

Archibald McDonald of Keppoch,Lang Syne, Is Truagh Nach D’Rugadh Dall Mi,

Nighean Donn a’ Chuailein Riomhaich, Old Lament, Tàladh Eirisgeach

Dance Tunes:

Dexter Day, Fliss’s Fiftieth, I Shall Not Go To My Bed Till I Should Die,

Siudaibh ‘Illean Gabhaidh ‘m Port, Jumping Geordie, Till an Crodh, Leig an Crodh

Recent Compositions:

A Bheil Cuimhne Agad? Irene’s Waltz, Milligan’s Waltz, Odyssey,

The Last Captain, Pentland Hills