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  • The Dionne Reel

    The Dionne Reel

    The Dionne Reel is a Quebecois tune written for the Dionne Quintuplets. The tune can be heard in many Canadian circles as well as a few Celtic circles. It has an interesting structure, so be sure to check out Kevin Burke’s description of how to put the tune together. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Rolling Waves Jig

    The Rolling Waves Jig

    If you’re a beginner player, this is a great song to have in your repertoire. Kevin Burke breaks down a basic and advanced version in this free lesson module…

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  • Down The Broom

    Down The Broom

    Down the Broom is many times paired with The Gatehouse Maid in a set. Kevin Burke learned this tune from the playing of Paddy killoran. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Gatehouse Maid

    The Gatehouse Maid

    The Gatehouse Maid is generally the second tune in the Down the Broom Set. Kevin Burke learned this tune from the playing of Paddy killoran. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Split Rock

    The Split Rock

    The Split Rock is a jig written by master Irish fiddler Kevin Burke. Kevin used to feature this tune in many performances with the group Open House, and it can be found on an album titled “Hoof and Mouth”. The Split Rock is located in the west of County Sligo, and as a child, Kevin was inspired by both the rock and the legend associated with the boulder. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Morning Dew

    The Morning Dew


    The Morning Dew is a three-part reel played in the key of E minor. Master Irish fiddler Kevin Burke developed his version after hearing many Irish fiddlers play this tune at sessions. Kevin’s version includes three different third part versions. In other words, you have three different options to play when the third part comes round. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • Lucy’s Fling

    Lucy’s Fling


    Lucy’s Fling is an Irish fiddle tune written by Lucy Fahr. Master fiddler Kevin Burke learned the song from Lucy and later popularized it with The Bothy Band. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Hunter’s Purse

    The Hunter’s Purse


    The Hunter’s Purse is a traditional Irish reel played in many, many Celtic sessions. Master fiddler Kevin Burke learned his version of the tune after hearing Paddy Killoran play the song. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Earl’s Chair

    The Earl’s Chair


    The Earl’s Chair is a traditional Irish reel played out of the key of D. Master fiddler Kevin Burke says that you don’t have to go very far in Ireland to hear this tune in sessions. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Beare Island Reel

    The Beare Island Reel


    The Beare Island is a traditional Irish reel written by the great accordion and fiddle player Finbar O’Dwyer. Master fiddler Kevin Burke plays a great version of this tune for our enjoyment. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Orphan (Jig)

    The Orphan (Jig)


    The Orphan is a great traditional Irish jig played out of the key of G. Master fiddler Kevin Burke plays a great version of this stately tune. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • The Butterfly (Slip Jig)

    The Butterfly (Slip Jig)


    The Butterfly is a great Irish fiddle tune written by Tommy Potts. This slip jig has a very impressionistic feel to it…Kevin Burke discusses his approach to the tune in the tutorials. Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced version of the tune in this lesson module. Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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