Chris Gray – Contemporary Tunes from Scotland


Released 30th November 2021


This tune book from Scottish piper, pianist, whistle player, composer and teacher Chris Gray contains 41 tunes in total, featuring all the ones from his debut album and many more of his compositions. Also included in the collection are a few tunes from Chris’ late piping tutor Anthony Macdonald, Chris’ brother Steven, Dumfries-based piper Alan Maltman, and a tune Chris co-wrote with West Coast Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer Jocelyn Pettit. Many pipe settings are notated and each tune has chords, opening up ideas for accompanists, ensembles and arrangements of the music.

Tunes in the collection:

McCormack’s Capers, The Haas Jig, Muscat Travels, Lockerbie Academy’s Welcome to Thawale Primary School, The Basel Scooter Club, Glenn & Angela Gray’s 30th, Joe Boardman’s, The Millhousebrig Jig, Glisk, Annabel Meikle’s, Argyll Bound, Nabby the Neighbour, Dode Taylor of Arkleston, The Provincial Grand Lodge of Fife and Kinross, Gathering of the Clans, Lt. Col. John Mills of Makara, Jocelyn Pettit’s, Jim & Margaret Montgomery’s, Back to the Ceilidh, High Voltage, 3 to Nitra, The Meat Freezer, Hazel Reid’s, Colossal Campbell, North of the Border, Mary Macdonald of Keppoch’s Reel, Via Haymarket, 8 Mins in Schiphol, Leesik’s, The Last Jaffa Cake, 6 Caledonian Place, The Midnight Rise, The Camanachd Waltz, Queen’s Park Waltz, Lappis, Mrs Sadie Paterson of Lockerbie Academy, Michael & Robyn Johnstone, In-between at the Riverside, Polska för Mr Cake, Glas-promenad Salute to the Keepers

…”Gray treats us to the fruits of his musical imagination” …

“good melodies that sound fun to play”…

Iain MacInnes (Former BBC Radio Scotland Pipeline Producer)

More information about Chris is available on his website at