The Music

Most of the time there are no specific tune requests, only that we play Scottish, Irish, or some other kind of European traditional fiddle, bagpipe and/or accordion music. Therefore, we usually suggest that you listen to the selections of Celtic, bagpipe and/or accordion wedding music. The links will includes several bagpipe processionals (usually slow and stately airs), and a like number of recessional tunes (quick marches) from which to choose. If the client wishes that we play the accordion (usually reserved for the cocktail hour/reception), you will find sound samples on the same links.

Usually we will ask (or be told) if there is a particular style or genre of music that is prefered, such as traditional Scottish or Irish. In such cases, we will already have several sets of tunes of each style that we know well and intend to play. But if you have special tunes that you would like played, or would like us to accompany another musician, such as an organist or harpist, it is best to contact us well in advance of the event to make such requests. If we don't know the tune(s), or we are to play with an accompanist, sheet music and/or recordings will need to be provided at least thirty days prior to the event - a special "learning" and/or "rehearsal" fee may also be applied to the original quote. You can view a list of the more well-known tunes that Plaid Menagerie plays in the repertoire list below.

A Selection of a Few of the More Well-Known Scottish, Irish, and American Tunes For the Scottish Bagpipe and Celtic Band

 Scottish:
Quick Marches-
Scotland the Brave
Black Bear
Rowan Tree
Will Ye No Come Back Again?
Highland Laddie
Brown Haired Maiden
Barren Rocks of Aden
Mari's Wedding
My Love She's But A Lassie Yet
A Man's A Man For All That
Scots Wha Hae
Bonnie Dundee
Atholl Highlanders
Pibroch of Donald Dhu
All Blue Bonnets O'er the Border
Cock of the North
Hundred Pipers
Retreat Marches-
Green Hills of Tyrol
When the Battle's OverSlow Airs-
My Home
Skye Boat Song
Mist Covered Mountains
Flowers of the Forest
Dark Island
Highland Cathedral
Loch Lomond
Road to the Isles
Flower of Scotland
Auld Lang Syne
Strathspeys-
Monymusk
Keel Row
Reels-
Tail Toddle

Irish:
Quick Marches-
Wearin 'o the Green
Minstrel Boy
Rakes of Mallow

Garryowen
Brian Boru's March
Father O'Flynn
Slow Airs-
All Those Enduring Young Charms
Oft In the Stilly Night
Danny Boy
Hornpipes-
Boys of Blue Hill
Harvest Home
Jigs-
Irish Washerwoman
Drops of Brandy
Connacht Man's Rambles
Fox Hunter's Jig

American:
Amazing Grace
Going Home
Marine's Hymn
Army's Song
Happy Birthday