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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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  • Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula

    Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula


    Hanneke Cassel wrote Sweet Grandmother’s Spatula as a part of her Ron Burgundy Tribute. She also teaches the tune “The Glass Case of Emotion” on this website. 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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  • Canadian Reel Bowing Tips

    Canadian Reel Bowing Tips

    Patti Kusturok gives us some Canadian reel bowing tips in this fiddle technique lesson. Watch and play along with this master fiddler as she discusses a few ideas which will help you become a better reel player.

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  • Leila’s Birthday

    Leila’s Birthday


    Leila’s Birthday is a fiery Scottish reel written by Hanneke Cassel and played out of the key of G minor. 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 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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  • The Cat Scratch Reel

    The Cat Scratch Reel

    The Cat Scratch Reel (Le Reel Des Chats Grafignets) is a great tune in the key of D written by Andy DeJarlis. This Métis-feeling song has a cool E minor chord change which is fun to play over. 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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