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FIDDLE TUNE OF THE MONTH



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MARCH, 2020
THE SWEETNESS OF MARY
SH MUSIC Key of A~~Key of G--MP3 Key A Jerry Holland
VIDEO #1~ Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham (2nd sel. on Video)
VIDEO #2 Bruce Osborne~Great Fiddling, 'Must See' Video!
VIDEO #3 Performed by Will Fly,Tenor Guitar - See Website
Will Fly ~Music, Tabs, Chords, Advice-All Free


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FEBRUARY, 2020
FAREWELL TO WHISKEY
'Farewell to Whiskey,occassioned by a Crop failure with
restrictions on use of scarce grain~for making Whiskey.
SHEET MUSIC~MP3~~MIDI~~VIDEO (Details below)
VIDEO BY: Winifred Horan, Cederville Music

(And..here's some 'Whiskey Before Breakfast')

WHISKY BEFORE BREAKFAST
Composer - Metis Fiddler Andy DeJarlis.There are now
many Versions of this Tune,here are just a few of them!

SHEET MUSIC #1~~SH MUSIC #2,#3 (on same page)
VID #1 ~ Gary Sizeman~~~ VID #2 ~ THE DIGGURZ

P -I totally LOVE Video #2 by 'The Diggurs' Gladys :)


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JANUARY, 2020
BOBBY CASEYS REEL (Crosses of Annagh)
SHEET MUSIC~~MIDI~~MP3~~VID #1~~VID #2
(VIDEO #1 ~ the 3rd selection, Legendary Clare/London
Fiddler Bobby Casey. VIDEO #2~The Crosses of Annagh

Bobby Casey (1926 – 2000)..was a renowned fiddle player
from Annagh a town nearMiltown.Malbay.County Clare.


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DECEMBER, 2019
FIDDLING MEDLEY ~ 4 TUNES,G D A D

SHEET MUSIC ~ 4 TUNES ~Red Wing, Snow Deer
Joyeuses québécoises and Quadrille des Montagnards


MP3 ~ 4 TUNES ~ GDAD~~Red Wing , Snow Deer ,
Joyeuses québécoises and Quadrille des Montagnards


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NOVEMBER 7, 2019
THE BALKAN HILLS ~ MARCH
SHEET MUSIC~~MIDI~~MP3~~VIDEO #1 ~VIDEO #2
VIDEO #1 ... `By: Natalie McMaster and Donnell Leahy
VIDEO #2 . By: Willie Hunter(Fiddle)and Violet Tucker

THE BALKAN HILLS SCHOTTISCHE
SHEET MUSIC~MIDI MUSIC....VIDEO #1~~VIDEO #2

VIDEO #1, Bruce Osborne~VIDEO #2, Pakasit Chanvinij


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OCTOBER 7, 2019
HUGHIE SHORTIE'S REEL
SHEET MUSIC~~MIDI
VIDEO #1 aidan 365~~~See more 'aidan365' Videos here
VIDEO#2 From 'Bowing Down Home'...Buddy Longaphie
Read more ~ Buddy Longaphie 'Bowing Down Home' here


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SEPT. 7, 2019
'SHOVE THE PIGS FOOT A
LITTLE FURTHER INTO THE FIRE'

SHEET MUSIC~~~MIDI~~VIDEOS~~#1~~#2~~ #3
VIDEO #1 ~ Jay Ungar, Molly Mason and Bruce Molsky
VIDEO #2 -Transatlantic Session Aly Bain,Bruce Molsky
VIDEO #3 - Fiddler Hope Grietzen, it's the 2nd selection


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AUGUST 7, 2019
BONAPARTE'S RETREAT
SHEET MUSIC # 1,and # 2.....MIDI #1,and #2
VIDEO ~ #1~~VIDEO~ #2~~VIDEO ~ #3
VIDEOS:
#1 Aly Bain,#2 Benny Thomasson,#3 John Specker



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JULY 7, 2019
MY LILY ~~ Waltz, Celtic Love Song
SHEET MUSIC~~MIDI~~MP3
VIDEO #1, Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham, 1st selection
VIDEO #2, Casadh An tsugain ... Celtic Love Songs



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JUNE 1, 2019
MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER
SHEET MUSIC ~ #1~~SHEET MUSIC ~ #2~~MIDI
MP3 #1....MP3 #2...VIDEO #1~VIDEO #2
Video #1-Kari,Larry,Reggie Video #2~Mountain Monkey
('Black and Tan String Band' ~ (Kari on Fiddle) Video #1)

Aug. 3/19..ADDITION.. NICE VIDEO!!
VIDEO #3 Jamming~Steve and Mike,Valley View Rec. Center



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MAY 6, 2019
DA SLOCKIT LIGHT
Beautiful Scottish air,, written by Tom Anderson
in 1969 It captures sadness at seeing lights slowly
diminish in his hometown of Eshaness , Scotland
('slockit' = Shetland for' extinguished')

Da Slockit Light
SHEET MUSIC~~MP3 - Slow Air
VIDEO #1 Tom Anderson~~~ VIDEO #2 Sara Tyler

Video #1....Tom Anderson playing a few of his own
tunes.Solo - Da Slockit Light last selection on video


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APRIL , 2019
HEAVEN'S GATE ~ (Ella's Waltz)
SHEET MUSIC ~ #1~~~SHEET MUSIC ~ #2~~MIDI
VIDEO #1~Michael Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate' (Ella's Waltz)
Dance scene, Michael Cimino's masterpiece...Heaven's Gate
VIDEO #2 ~ The Tumbleweeds ...... www.thetumbleweeds.it
VIDEO #3 ~~~ Cielo's Puerta Vals ~~- Heaven's Gate Waltz


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MARCH, 2019
THE SWEETNESS OF MARY
SH MUSIC Key of A~~Key of G--MP3 Key A Jerry Holland
VIDEO #1~ Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham (2nd sel. on Video)
VIDEO #2 Bruce Osborne~Great Fiddling, Must See' Video!
VIDEO #3 Performed by Will Fly,Tenor Guitar - See Website
Will Fly ~Music, Tabs, Chords, Advice-All For Free


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FEB., 2019
GIVE ME YOUR HAND WALTZ
Give Me Your Hand .. Jay Ungar/Molly Mason
SH. MUSIC AND CHORDS ~~ MIDI~~VIDEO


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JAN., 2019
VARSOVIENNA WALTZ (3 Versions)
(1)'VARSOVIENNA WALTZ' ~ SHEET MUSIC ~ MIDI
(2)'SHOE THE DONKEY' ~SHEET MUSIC ~ VIDEO
(3)'PUT YOUR LITTLE FOOT' ~ SH. MUSIC ~~VIDEO


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DECEMBER, 2018
'ROOSTER ON THE FENCE'
('LE COQ SUR LE CLOTURE')
Andy DeJarlis, Metis Fiddler, Composer
From Woodridge ,near Winnipeg,Canada
SHEET MUSIC~~ MIDI ~~ VIDEO
Le Coq Sur Le ClotureVideo: Fiddler .. Andy DeJarlisLe Coq Sur Le Cloture


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NOV., 2018 --MEMORIES OF
FATHER ANGUS MAC DONNELL

Video below features Cynthia MacLeod , Fiddle
with Jon Matthews on Guitar (filmed before a live
Audience in 2010). The SHEET MUSIC provided
ORIGINAL~'Long'... Fiddlers mostly play 2 turns
SHEET MUSI ~ Long Version~~MIDI~~VIDEO

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SEPTEMBER, 2018
DA BOANIE POLKA (SHETLAND)
This is a lovely Polka from Shetland which works well
it's fun to play on the fiddle and other lead instrument
SHEET MUSIC~~~MIDI~~~VIDEO BY VESTENOR

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AUGUST, 2018
MARGARET'S WALTZ (Aly Bain)
SHEET MUSIC KEY A~~ ALY BAIN VIDEO~KEY A
This beautiful waltz comes from playing of Aly Bain
playing in A Major ...Sheet Music Video by Aly Bain
ALTERNATIVE ~SH MUSIC..KEY G ~ Pat Shaw

Margaret's Wa;tzApr. 12/19..updating MARGARET'S WALTZ
KEY A~ALTERNATE SH MUSIC~~MP3


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JULY, 2018
UP JUMPED THE DEVIL
Old American Fiddle Tune,classified as a breakdown
(reel) Popular in the 1950s, especially in the southern
states : Arkansas , Texas , Virginia . Very Americana
in character, nevertheless good fun to play at sessions
SHEET MUSIC~~MP3 ~~ VIDEO
Fiddler(Video)..Jim Marshall (Mountain Monkey)

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SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN
From Hope Grietzer's 'Happy Hollow Music'
Mountain folk songs~Southern Appalachians
SHEET MUSIC~~MP3~~VIDEO JS V

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MAY, 2018
THE HIGH LEVEL HORNPIPE
KEY "A"~SHEET MUSIC~~MP3 by JehileKerfhuff
KEY "G" ~SH MUSIC ~~MP3~~ BAGPIPES ~MP3
VIDEO Rodney Miller,Peter Barnes,John Airplang II


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APRIL, 2018
TURKEY IN THE STRAW
'Turkey in the Straw' is a well known American folk
song dating from the early 19th century.The first part
of the song's tune may be derived from the ballad 'My
Grandmother Lived on Yonder Little Green' which is
derivative of the Irish ballad ...."The Old Rose Tree"
SHEET MUSIC ~MIDI ~ VIDEO
-ABOVE VIDEO:First version recorded 1942-


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MARCH, 2018
DA PEERIE HOOSE AHINT DA BRUN
Shetland Reel in 'G', Name of tune in Shetland
dialect translates to... 'The Little House behind
the Barn'... In our dialect it's.....'The Outhouse'
SHEET MUSIC ~~~ MP3
ALTERNATIVE
SHEET MUSIC ~~ MIDI

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FEBRARY, 2018
SOLDIER'S JOY~ 3 Versions
SH MUSIC Ver #1,#2 ~ MIDI #1~~~MIDI #2
SH. MUSIC~ VER. #3~~ MIDI~VER. #3 ~ VIDEO
Soldier's JoyVideo - Hillar Bergman, Fiddler-

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JAN., 2018
'ROOSTER ON THE FENCE'
('LE COQ SUR LE CLOTURE')
Andy DeJarlis, Metis Fiddler, Composer
From Woodridge ,near Winnipeg,Canada
SHEET MUSIC~~ MIDI ~~ VIDEO
Le Coq Sur Le ClotureVideo: Fiddler .. Andy DeJarlisLe Coq Sur Le Cloture


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DECEMBER, 2017
BONNIE LASS OF BON ACCORD
J. Scott Skinner, 'The Scottish Musician'
SHEET MUSIC~Skinner~~MP3~Skinner
KEY OF G~~ SHEET MUSIC
KEY OF 'A'~~ DANCE SH MUSIC


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NOV., 2017
'BUCKWHEAT BATTER'
BerBaum,Transcription ~ Jehile, Fiddle
SHEET MUSIC~Berbaum~~MP3 ~ Jehile


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OCTOBER , 2017
THE FIDDLER IS DRUNK AND
THE FUN'S ALL OVER

Title evokes the end of dance party. Fiddlers at times
had "last-tunes" which served as official party-enders
SHEET MUSIC~~MIDI by Ron Clarke
YOU TUBE VIDEO Alan Jabbour (fiddle)
Ken Perlman (clawhammer banjo)



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SEPTEMBER, 2017
ROCKIN MY BABIES TO SLEEP
Rocking the Babies to Sleep
Rock All Our Babies To Sleep (Waltz)
SEPT. 2017 ~ TUNE OF THE MONTH
SHEET MUSIC ~Plain Version~~MIDI
SH/ MUSIC..Lonnie Robertson Version
MP3 ~ Lonnie Robertson Version

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AUGUST, 2017
AVALON QUICKSTEP
SHEET MUSIC~MIDI~MP3~ VIDEO 1~VIDEO 2~VIDEO 3
#1~Namour,Smith #2~Bruce Osborne #3 ~Holder,Jarrell

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JUNE, 2017
DONALD MAC LEANS FAREWELL TO OBAN
SHEET MUSIC~ ~ ~MIDI
Mari Black ~ Edinboro Highland Games
VIOLIN, YOU TUBE VIDEO
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APRIL, 2017
ATHOL HIGHLANDERS
SHEET MUSIC~~VIOLIN MEDLEY
BAGPIPES~SHEET MUSIC~ KEY D
MP3, MIDI ~ BAGPIPES
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MARCH, 2017
OVER THE MOOR AMONG THE HEATHER
SHEET MUSIC~~MP3


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FEBRUARY, 2017
REEL-DES-EBOULEMENTS
Quebec, Canada, Traditional ~ 3 Parts (Dad's Reel)
SHEET MUSIC -3 PARTS~~MIDI- 3 PARTS~~MP3
VIDEO #1,Good Tunes Band~~VIDEO #2 Andre Proulx


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JANUARY, 2017
ROSIN THE BOW~ shown G and D
SHEET MUSIC SHOWN IN D AND G
MIDI, KEY OF D~~~~ MIDI, KEY OF G


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DECEMBER, 2016
RAGTIME ANNIE ~(KEY D,G)
SHEET MUSIC~~~~CLICK FOR MIDI




NOV., 2016
SHEEHAN'S REEL ~Traditional Irish reel
SHEET MUSIC~~~~CLICK FOR MIDI

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OCTOBER, 2016
MAPLE SUGAR ~ Ward Allen, A and E
SHEET MUSIC~WARD ALLEN~~~CLICK FOR MP3



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