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  • Smash The Window

    Smash The Window

    Smash the Window is a great jig of Irish origin played in the key of D. You’ll hear this bouncy little song in sessions spanning many different genera. 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 Poor Girl Waltz

    The Poor Girl Waltz

    The Poor Girl Waltz is a great tune in the key of C written by Andy DeJarlis. 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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  • 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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  • Blue River Waltz

    Blue River Waltz


    This great waltz was written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song uses a unique technique in the third part as the melody plays slightly different variations of the same note over three chord changes. Quite a nice tune! Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to licence 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 including A/B looping and video speed controls.


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  • Ashokan Farewell

    Ashokan Farewell

    Ashokan Farewell is an iconic tune written by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The song was featured prominently in Ken Burn’s Civil War TV mini-series. The melody is simple, and yet haunting, as a good waltz should be. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player, and you can expect to hear this at pretty much any jam session around the US. Thanks to Jay and Molly, who were kind enough to licence 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 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 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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  • Cuckoo’s Nest

    Cuckoo’s Nest

    Cuckoo’s Nest is a quirky breakdown in the key of D. It has a couple of interesting sliding harmonics in the first section. If you’d like to play in a jam setting, you should learn a version of this song. It’s a great tune to start on if you’re a beginner player. This song is heard in many circles, from Old-Time to Texas to Contest-Stlye. 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 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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  • Across the Black River

    Across the Black River


    Kevin Burke wrote the song Across the Black River as his mother lived in the vicinity of the waterway in County Sligo, Ireland. This jig has a nice rolling feel to it, and is a good song to learn if you’re just starting into Irish fiddling. 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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