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  • The Skye Boat Song (Over the Sea to Skye)

    The Skye Boat Song (Over the Sea to Skye)

    Over the Sea to Skye (or the Skye Boat Song) is a traditional Scottish air collected by Anne Campbelle MacLeaod in the 1800’s. Lyrics were added by Sir Harold Baronet. You may recognize this song as the title theme for the TV series “Outlander”. This great tune is played out of the key of G. Make sure to check out all of the Scottish Grace Note Tutorials to check out some of the techniques Hanneke Cassel teaches in this lesson. Hanneke 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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  • Sitting in the Stern of the Boat

    Sitting in the Stern of the Boat


    Sitting in the Stern of the Boat is a great Scottish Fiddle Air attributed to William McLeod (or traditional). Hanneke Cassel 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 Captain

    The Captain


    The Captain is an original Scottish/American composition written by our own Hanneke Cassel and played in the key of D. What a great melody! Hanneke 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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  • Hector the Hero

    Hector the Hero


    Hector the Hero is the well-known traditional Scottish Air written by James Scott Skinner and played in the key of A. What a haunting melody! Hanneke Cassel 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 including A/B looping and video speed controls.


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  • Scandalous

    Scandalous

    This song is referred to by Hanneke Cassel (the composer) as a “fiddle pop ballad.” Hanneke 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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  • Da Slockit Light

    Da Slockit Light

    This beautiful Scottish air was written by Tom Anderson in 1969 and captures his sadness at seeing the lights slowly diminish in his hometown, Eshaness Scotland. Hanneke 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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