This is a terrific French schottische which goes by the name of ‘Pistache’. It was an early JSArts session tune brought to the workshop by the lovely fiddle player, Mary Moylett. She had it as ‘The Perranzabuloe Schottische’, named for the tiny village on the north coast of Cornwall where it was learnt. It was more than a decade later when we learnt its true name from Mike Rudge… at an evening session during another JSArts workshop. The combined wealth of knowledge that appears at these workshops never ceases to amaze me!




Product Description


Download includes the sheet music of Pistache with Fiddle Chord Boxes, suggestions for bowings and ornaments. Recordings of the tune are provided at two different speeds – a steady tempo and at full speed, plus a free version with embellishments.

The sheet music (pdf) contains:

  1. Source material with Fiddle Chord Boxes
  2. Bowing suggestions
  3. Realization

The recordings include both mp3 and m4a formats for each of the recordings:

  1. Melody recorded at a steady tempo
  2. Melody recorded at full speed
  3. Melody recorded in a free style