Composition

(photo: Paul Jennings)

Claire writes contemporary melodies in a Scottish style and string arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes.

Commissions are welcomed, please get in touch, via the contact page, to discuss.

Free, downloadable PDFs  below, complete with chords:

This tune came to me after a glorious walk up Scolty Hill in Banchory, and being in Banchory it HAD to be a strathspey. This comes with suggested chords. I’d be delighted if you want to give it a birl 

A recent commission by the Hebridean community of Eriskay. “Netty’s Tree” is a lively jig written in a traditional style, for the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year 2018 competition winner: The Isle of Eriskay’s Netty’s Tree!

“Neil MacGregor’s” – A reel written for my Ace musician friend, Neil MacGregor, of Caithness. At the time the tune was composed, Neil was telling me he was trying to improve his “Boogie Woogie” piano style. So I wrote him a tune to spur him along!

“Claire’s March for Donald Black of the Harmonica” is a swinging 6/8 pipe style march, written for my friend, Donald Black, the great harmonica player and Scottish Independence supporter, from Argyll.

“Esslemont Avenue” is the street we live on. This tune has a 18th century feel about it.