The Smokey Lum and Maggie's Pancakes by S.
Dancing Feet by Pipe Major G. S. MacLennan
The Mason's Apron traditional, arranged by the Tannahill Weavers
The first two tunes in this selection were
written by our fiddler Stuart Morison, the first being inspired by a
rather badly designed chimney which defied the laws of physics and sent
the smoke into the room rather than out into the atmosphere. The
second he wrote as a tribute to Maggie Moore's wonderful pancakes.
There is a story concerning Dancing Feet by G. S. MacLennan:
Supposedly it was spontaneously composed at a dance in Inverness;
MacLennan was playing the reel Sandy Duff and accidentally lapsed
into this tune, which he named Dancing Feet.
According to his son, it was this tune that he was playing on his practice
chanter when he passed away in 1929, at a relatively young age, from lung
The Mason's Apron is an extremely "weel kent" tune to
which our piper Iain MacInnes has composed some of his own variations.