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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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  • 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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  • Angus Campbell

    Angus Campbell

    Angus Campbell is a great fiddle tune of Scottish origin that can be heard in many 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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  • Big John McNeil

    Big John McNeil

    Big John McNeil is a great fiddle tune of Scottish origin attributed to Peter Milne. This tune is also known as the “Métis National Anthem” in Manitoba. 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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