Here are some resources for some of the fiddle tunes that I play and teach.

(Note that this is automatically generated from select tunes in my tune database, which is why it may seem a bit random.)

24 Juin, Le

Also known as: Canadian Holiday, Canadian Holiday Reel, Le Vingt-Quatre de Juin

This tune at The Session.

All The Pretty Little Horses

Sheet music: PDF Lilypond source

Videos of 'All The Pretty Little Horses' worth watching:

Angeline the Baker

Sheet music:

Read about this tune at The Fiddler's Companion.

Videos of 'Angeline the Baker' worth watching:

  • Amanda Kerr - nice and slow, good for learning the tune

Ashokan Farewell

Composer: Jay Ungar

Videos of 'Ashokan Farewell' worth watching:

Beatrice, Reel

Also known as: Reel Béatrice

Sheet music: The Portland Collection (5th printing) p. 25

Videos of 'Beatrice, Reel' worth watching:

Big John McNeil

Sheet music:

  • New England Fiddler's Repertoire (6th printing) #133
  • Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern (Millennium Edition) p. 8

Videos of 'Big John McNeil' worth watching:

Boil That Cabbage Down

Also known as: Bile 'Em Cabbage Down, Bile Them Cabbage Down, Boil Them Cabbage Down

Sheet music: PDF Lilypond source

Read about this tune at The Fiddler's Companion.

Videos of 'Boil That Cabbage Down' worth watching:

  • Vi Wickam's take on this tune - a very different version

Coleman's March

Videos of 'Coleman's March' worth watching:

Deux Lisas, Reel des

Also known as: Reel des deux Lisas

Composer: Louis Beaudoin

This tune at IdentitAirs Québécois.

Audio recordings of 'Deux Lisas, Reel des':

Videos of 'Deux Lisas, Reel des' worth watching:

Frank's Reel

Composer: John McCukser

Sheet music: The Portland Collection, Volume 2 (1st printing) p. 67

Videos of 'Frank's Reel' worth watching:

Highlander's Farewell to Ireland

Also known as: Highlander's Farewell

This tune at The Session.

Videos of 'Highlander's Farewell to Ireland' worth watching:

Hollow Poplar

Sheet music: The Portland Collection (5th printing) p. 98

Videos of 'Hollow Poplar' worth watching:

  • Tom Kingery - yep, it's all the same tune, more or less!

Lady Anne Montgomery

Also known as: Lady Ann Montgomery

Sheet music:

  • The Fiddler's Fakebook (1983) p. 161
  • The Portland Collection (5th printing) p. 122
  • Smoke In Your Eyes (3rd edition) p. 22

Videos of 'Lady Anne Montgomery' worth watching:

Lady of the Lake (D #2)

Also known as: Lady of the Lake

Sheet music: Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern (Millennium Edition) p. 81

Videos of 'Lady of the Lake (D #2)' worth watching:

Lady of the Lake (G)

Also known as: Lady of the Lake

Composer: Alan Jabbour said it came from Henry Reed

Sheet music:

  • The Portland Collection (5th printing) p. 123
  • Smoke In Your Eyes (3rd edition) p. 89
  • Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern (Millennium Edition) p. 81

Read about this tune at The Fiddler's Companion.

Videos of 'Lady of the Lake (G)' worth watching:

Lennox's Love to Blantyre

Videos of 'Lennox's Love to Blantyre' worth watching:

Liberty

Also known as: Reel de Ti-Jean

Sheet music:

  • The Fiddler's Fakebook (1983) p. 168
  • New England Fiddler's Repertoire (6th printing) #165
  • Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern (Millennium Edition) p. 84

This tune at The Session.

Videos of 'Liberty' worth watching:

MacArthur Road

Audio recordings of 'MacArthur Road':

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Mairi's Wedding

Videos of 'Mairi's Wedding' worth watching:

Marquis of Huntly's Farewell (Gm)

Also known as: Marquis of Huntley, Marquis of Huntley's Farewell, Marquis of Huntley's Strathspey, Marquis of Huntly

This tune at The Session.

Read about this tune at The Fiddler's Companion.

Videos of 'Marquis of Huntly's Farewell (Gm)' worth watching:

  • isabellanakahara, note that she's tuned down a whole step, so she's playing it in F minor

Moon and Seven Stars, The

Sheet music:

  • Moon and Seven Stars-fiddle tab: PDF
  • Moon and Seven Stars-mandolin tab: PDF
  • Smoke In Your Eyes (3rd edition) p. 132

Videos of 'Moon and Seven Stars, The' worth watching:

  • David Hansen plays a nice version on 10-string (5-course) mandolin

Mrs. Jamieson's Favorite

Composer: Charles Grant (1806-1892)

Read about this tune at The Fiddler's Companion.

Nail That Catfish to the Tree

Composer: Steve Rosen

Sheet music: The Portland Collection (5th printing) p. 146

Videos of 'Nail That Catfish to the Tree' worth watching:

Old Grey Cat

Sheet music: The Portland Collection (5th printing) p. 150

Videos of 'Old Grey Cat' worth watching:

Old Joe Clark

Sheet music: PDF Lilypond source

Videos of 'Old Joe Clark' worth watching:

  • Jonathan Meek playing a simple version (he teaches the tune in the first part of the video)
  • Vi Wickam playing a fancier but not-too-fast version

Over the Waterfall

Sheet music: Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern (Millennium Edition) p. 107

Videos of 'Over the Waterfall' worth watching:

Red Prairie Dawn

Composer: Garry Harrison

Audio recordings of 'Red Prairie Dawn':

  • Mid-way down this page, there's a sample of the composer playing this tune (128bpm)

Videos of 'Red Prairie Dawn' worth watching:

Sally Goodin

Also known as: Sally Gooden, Sally Goodin'

Videos of 'Sally Goodin' worth watching:

  • Ian Walsh playing a nice version of tune, but the lesson excerpt that follows is only about double stops

Sans Perdre Helene

Also known as: Sans Perdre Hélène, Sans Perdre Hélene, No Sweat Helene

Composer: Benoit Bourque

Audio recordings of 'Sans Perdre Helene':

Shove That Pig's Foot a Little Further in the Fire

Also known as: Shove That Pigs Foot Further Into The Fire

Sheet music:

  • The Portland Collection (5th printing) p. 185
  • Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern (Millennium Edition) p. 139

Videos of 'Shove That Pig's Foot a Little Further in the Fire' worth watching:

Spotted Pony

Also known as: Showshoe Reel, Snowshoes

Sheet music:

  • Spotted Pony-fiddle tab: PDF
  • The Fiddler's Fakebook (1983) p. 262
  • Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern (Millennium Edition) p. 143

Read about this tune at The Fiddler's Companion.

This tune at The Session.

Audio recordings of 'Spotted Pony':

Videos of 'Spotted Pony' worth watching:

Stool of Repentance, The

Also known as: Stool of Repentance

Sheet music:

  • New England Fiddler's Repertoire (6th printing) #36
  • The Portland Collection (5th printing) p. 191

Tooth Fairy Jig, The

Also known as: La fee des dents, La fée des dents

Composer: André Brunet

Videos of 'Tooth Fairy Jig, The' worth watching:

Tourment, Le

Composer: Jean-Paul Loyer

Sheet music: The Portland Collection, Volume 2 (1st printing) p. 209

Videos of 'Tourment, Le' worth watching:

Woodchopper's Reel

Sheet music:

  • The Fiddler's Fakebook (1983) p. 294
  • New England Fiddler's Repertoire (6th printing) #149

Videos of 'Woodchopper's Reel' worth watching:

Wren, The

Also known as: Wren An Dro, Danse Breton

This tune at The Session.

This tune at The Session.

Videos of 'Wren, The' worth watching:

  • a video from YouTube user Joanne Ranney

Yankee Doodle

Sheet music: PDF

Read about this tune at The Fiddler's Companion.