Retired music teacher creates piano songbook

A retired Skye music teacher has created a new piano book featuring traditional Gaelic songs and original compositions.

Tomorrow (Friday) will see the publication of ‘Leabhar a’Phiàna’ by Mary M Strachan from Breakish, a former teacher of music in Skye and Lochalsh schools for 34 years.

Featuring over 50 tunes suitable for near beginners to intermediate players, including some original compositions, the collection will be launched by Taigh na Teud (Scotlandsmusic).

Since taking early retirement  from Highland Council, Mary is enjoying having time and energy for other projects. “Seeing my pupils getting pleasure out of this collection  of pieces makes all the hard work worthwhile,” she said.

Mary was a music teacher in Skye and Lochalsh for 34 years