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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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  • The River John Sunset Waltz

    The River John Sunset Waltz

    The River John Sunset Waltz is a great Canadian fiddle tune from the Nova Scotia region. This is a great beginner song and provides students many opportunities to learn some of the more common waltz bowing patterns found in Canadian fiddle music. 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 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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  • Saut Du Lapin (The Jumping Rabbit)

    Saut Du Lapin (The Jumping Rabbit)

    Saut Du Lapin (or The Jumping Rabbit) is a fun little tune in the key of G that is great for beginners. It has some neat bowing patterns in it, so that will definitely give you some good practice with the right arm. 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 Polar Bear Jig

    The Polar Bear Jig

    The Polar Bear Jig is a great square dancing tune written by Reg Bouvette. Reg wrote this after visiting Yellowknife, NWT. He once told Patti Kusturok that the tune just reminded him of some polar bears he had seen during his visit to Yellowknife. 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 Crooked Stovepipe

    The Crooked Stovepipe

    The Crooked Stovepipe is a great traditional Canadian fiddle tune that can be heard in many jam sessions around the country. 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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