Mac Ìle: The Music of Fraser Shaw – Tune Book

We’ve had an incredibly exciting few months launching Fraser’s CD on Islay and in Glasgow, raising funds for the Trust and celebrating the life of the man himself through music.

We also ran our annual fundraiser, Shawfest in September, which took place in Partick to huge success, raising £1200 in total.

The Trust are absolutely thrilled that the much anticipated Tune Book is nearly finished, and will be ready for launch at The Islay Sessions, a festival that Fraser played an integral role in setting up six years ago. Pre-order your copy of the book here!

Lori and Innes Watson have been hard at work putting it all together, and we can’t wait to share it with the world! The book contains 30 original compositions complete with chords, 10 pipe settings, and lots of stories, tributes and photographs.

“We’d like to thank everyone involved in bringing the book to completion: for your advice, images, contributions, stories, revisions, proofreading, and encouragement. This has been a very important project for us: both wonderful and painful in equal measure as we listened to recordings of Fraser playing his tunes for hours to finish the job we started together. We are very proud of him and his brilliant music and hope you enjoy learning and sharing his tunes, and the photos and stories too. Fraser wanted to make this book to raise funds for the Lochgilphead MS Therapy Centre, so please support them by getting your copy and spreading the word to music players and learners, and appreciators of Fraser Shaw. ” – Innes & Lori Watson

Special thanks to Creative Scotland’s Tasgadh fund administered by Fèisean nan Gàidheal for supporting this project.