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  • Toss the Feathers (Dm)

    Toss the Feathers (Dm)

    Toss the Feathers is a traditional Irish fiddle tune which can be heard in many sessions around the globe. The tune has been developed into several different variations over time, and master Trad Irish fiddler Kevin Burke has THREE different versions of this great tune to teach here at The Fiddlevideo Project.

    Each of Kevin’s versions are played in a different key. In this lesson, Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced tips for the version of the tune in the key of Dm…Don’t forget to check out the other two versions of this tune (Toss the Feathers-D Key and Toss the Feathers-Em Key).

    If you would like to learn the Dm Key version of the tune, sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • Toss the Feathers (D)

    Toss the Feathers (D)

    Toss the Feathers is a traditional Irish fiddle tune which can be heard in many sessions around the globe. The tune has been developed into several different variations over time, and master Trad Irish fiddler Kevin Burke has THREE different versions of this great tune to teach here at The Fiddlevideo Project.

    Each of Kevin’s versions are played in a different key. In this lesson, Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced tips for the version of the tune in the key of D…Don’t forget to check out the other two versions of this tune (Toss the Feathers-Em Key and Toss the Feathers-F Key).

    If you would like to learn the D Key version of the tune, sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • Toss the Feathers (Em)

    Toss the Feathers (Em)

    Toss the Feathers is a traditional Irish fiddle tune which can be heard in many sessions around the globe. The tune has been developed into several different variations over time, and master Trad Irish fiddler Kevin Burke has THREE different versions of this great tune to teach here at The Fiddlevideo Project.

    Each of Kevin’s versions are played in a different key. In this lesson, Kevin breaks down a basic and advanced tips for the version of the tune in the key of Em…Don’t forget to check out the other two versions of this tune (Toss the Feathers-D Key and Toss the Feathers-F Key).

    If you would like to learn the Em Key version of the tune, sgn up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.

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  • Miss Lyall’s Reel

    Miss Lyall’s Reel


    Miss Lyall’s Reel is commonly played in a set with Miss Lyall’s Strathspey. This tune is a great traditional reel played in the key of A minor. Be sure to check out the Scottish Reel Tutorial to help your groove you tackle this tune.

    Hanneke Cassel walks us through her basic and advanced arrangement of the tune in this lesson module…Check out the tutorial videos below! Sign up today for a full monthly or annual subscription to take advantage of the whole lesson.


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  • Frenchie’s Reel

    Frenchie’s Reel

    Frenchie’s Reel is a great Canadian reel written by Ward Allen & Mel Lavigne. The tune is played out of the key of B flat, which gives it a fun feel. 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 Raivlin Reel

    The Raivlin Reel


    The Raivlin Reel was written by Barbara McOwen for Lance Ramshaw. The driving, rhythmic melody has become quite the rocking jam tunes in the Scottish community in the past decade. Hanneke Cassel walks us through her basic and advanced arrangement of the tune written by and for her fellow Bostonians 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Dot the Dragon’s Eyes

    Dot the Dragon’s Eyes

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

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  • Miss Shepherd’s Reel

    Miss Shepherd’s Reel


    Miss Shepherd’s Reel (or Miss Shepherd Reel) is a fast moving tune played out of the key of A minor. This J.S. Skinner tune is a series of scales and steps which are easy to play fast once you have them down. 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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