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  • Maple Sugar

    Maple Sugar

    This great tune is considered the Canadian National Fiddle Anthem. The tune is written by Ward Allen and is one of the most famous fiddle tunes in the Canadian style. You should definitely learn a version of this if you plan to play in Canadian jam circles. Patti Kusturok 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maytwayashing Waltz

    Maytwayashing Waltz

    This tune was written by Reg Bouvette and Jim Flett. The melody plays over some nice chord changes throughout the form. This is a great tune to tackle if you’re a beginner player. Patti Kusturok 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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  • Paul’s Jig

    Paul’s Jig

    Paul’s Jig is a great beginner tune played in the key of D. The song was written by Paul Vollrath, and it can be heard at jam sessions around Canada. Patti Kusturok 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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  • Till We Meet Again

    Till We Meet Again

    Don Messer ended his TV and radio shows with this tune, Till We Meet Again (Smile the While). Due to Don’s influence, this song has become a traditional way to end many Canadian fiddle sets. Although the song was written in the early 1900’s, it still resonates today. Patti Kusturok 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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  • Canada Day Swing

    Canada Day Swing

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

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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 Lovers’ Waltz

    The Lovers’ Waltz

    Here is The Lovers’ Waltz (also sometimes called The Lover’s Waltz). This is a fantastic tune written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song transcends genere and can be heard everywhere from weddings to dances to campfires all across America. Similar to Ashokan Farewell, also written by Jay and Molly, the melody to this song is simple, and yet haunting, a hallmark of a good waltz. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player. Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to license this tune to be taught here on Fiddlevideo.com.. Casey breaks down a basic and advanced version 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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