The FluteFling Collection – new tune book available now

Over 130 traditional and original tunes from the tutors of Scotland’s traditional flute and whistle gathering.

With contributions from:

Sharon Creasey | John Gahagan | Munro Gauld | Kenny Hadden | Niall Kenny | Rebecca Knorr | Dougie Pincock | Davy Maguire | Claire Mann | Órlaith McAuliffe | Cathal McConnell | Tom Oakes | Gordon Turnbull

This landmark tunebook contains over 130 tunes in staff notation for keyed and unkeyed flutes, whistles and low whistles in D across a range of ability. The music is suitable for most melody instruments. With traditional music from Scotland and Ireland alongside original compositions, The FluteFling Collection includes an introduction, an account of the Scottish traditional flute revival and contributors’ notes.

The FluteFling Collection is compiled and edited by Sharon Newton Creasey (of Hidden Fermanagh success), with co-editors Kenny Hadden and Gordon Turnbull, and support from Dougie Pincock, Director of the School of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton.

The FluteFling Collection is the first publication of its kind dedicated to the flute and whistle in traditional Scottish music for around 150 years and is an essential resource for any traditional musician.

The many tutors involved in the Aberdeen and Edinburgh FluteFling gatherings have come from across Scotland and Ireland, both local grass-roots musicians and established recording artists. The FluteFling Collection brings them together again to share their own choices of traditional and original music arranged for the flute, whistle or low whistle, but suitable for all melody instruments.

The book includes biographies and influences for each contributor, an introduction from Gordon Turnbull, an account of the Scottish traditional flute revival by Kenny Hadden and contributors’ condensed notes. An expanded version of the notes will become freely available in PDF format.

Published by Orra Press, all profits go to fund future FluteFling projects and events.

Music in The FluteFling Collection is suitable for most instruments, but in particular flute and whistle players looking to expand and diversify their repertoire. Tune types include:

  • Reels
  • Jigs
  • Slip jigs
  • Strathspeys
  • Marches and quicksteps
  • Highlands and schottisches
  • Polkas and slides
  • Hornpipes and barndances
  • Waltzes and mazurkas
  • Airs and miscellaneous


  • Instruments: Simple system and Boehm system flutes, whistle, low whistle
  • Book format: A4 stapled, colour cover
  • eBook: PDFAuthors: various, edited by Sharon Newton Creasey, Kenny Hadden and Gordon Turnbull
  • ISBN: 978-1-7397283-0-4 (Print)
  • ISBN: 978-1-7397283-1-1 (eBook)
  • Pages: 62
  • Level: Improvers to Advanced
  • Date: 2022
  • Origin: Scottish, Irish