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JULY, 2020 ~ 2 Selections
MAPLE SUGAR AND LORD ALEXANDER'S REEL
Ivan Hicks
FIDDLER: IVAN HICKS

SH MUSIC ~#1 MAPLE SUGAR~#2 LORD ALEXANDER'S
VIDEO~ MAPLE SUGAR AND LORD ALEXANDER'S REEL
IVAN HICKS~~See more about Ivan Hicks here




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JUNE, 2020
MEMORIES OF FATHER MAC DONNELL
FIDDLER ~~ CYNTHIA MACLEOD
Cynthia Mac Leod and Jon Matthews
Cynthia MacLeod and Jon Matthews
SH. MUSIC~~~VIDEO ~ MEDLEY Cynthia MacLeod
Cynthia MacLeod~~See more about Cynthia MacLeod



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MAY, 2020
DIGGY DIGGY LO (Cajun)
SH MUSIC~MIDI~MPG~VIDEO #1~VID #2
Video #1 ~ Doug Kershaw Original ~ Video #2 ~ Bob Holt
The "Ragin' Cajun" - Doug Kershaw (1936) ~Fiddler and
Singer ~ Songwriter from Louisiana. The Composer of the
CAJUN HIT SONG ~'DIGGY, DIGGY, LO'


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APRIL , 2020
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, 2020
SWEETNESS OF MARY (THE)

SH MUSIC Key A~~Key of G--MP3 Key A Jerry Holland
VID #1~ Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham (2nd sel. on Video)
VID #2 Bruce Osborne~Great Fiddling, 'Must See' Video!
VID #3 Performed by Will Fly,Tenor Guitar - See Website
Video: By 'Will Fly' ~ See more about 'Will Fly' here:


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FEB., 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

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 qu�b�coises and Quadrille des Montagnards


MP3 ~ 4 TUNES ~ GDAD~~Red Wing , Snow Deer ,
Joyeuses qu�b�coises and Quadrille des Montagnards


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NOV.7, 2019
(THE) BALKAN HILLS
SHEET MUSIC~MIDI~MP3~VIDEO #1~VID #2
Video#1~Glenn Luxton~Video#2~Hunter/Tucker
AND
BALKAN HILLS SCHOTTISCHE
SHEET MUSIC~~MIDI~~VIDEO #1~~VID #2~
Video#1 BruceOsborne~Vid#2 GuntherSchuller


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OCTOBER 7, 2019
HUGHIE SHORTIE'S REEL
SHEET MUSIC ~ Johnny Wilmot Key of G G~~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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AUG. 7, 2019
BONAPARTE'S RETREAT
SHEET MUSIC ~ # 1,and # 2.....MIDI #1,and #2
VIDEO ~ #1~~VIDEO~ #2~~VIDEO ~ #3
#1 AlyBain~#2 BennyThomasson~#3 JohnSpecker



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JULY 7, 2019
MY LILY (Waltz,Celtic Love Song)
SH MUSIC A~~MIDI~MP3~VIDEO #1~VID #2 'A'
Video 1 Aly Bain and Phil ~ #2 Ali and Phil Key 'A'




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JUNE 1, 2019
MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER
SH MUSIC~MIDI~MP3#1~MP3#2~VIDEO 1~VIDEO 2
Video#1.Kari,Larry,Reggie~Video 2 Mountain Monkey
Video #1 Kari,lovely Fiddler,'Black and Tan StringBand'


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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~MichaelCiminos 'Heaven'sGate'(Ellas Waltz)
VIDEO#2 ~The Tumbleweeds ...www.thetumbleweeds.it
VIDEO #3~~Cielo's Puerta Vals~Heaven's Gate~ Waltz



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MARCH, 2019
SWEETNESS OF MARY (THE)
SH MUSIC Key A~~Key of G--MP3 Key A Jerry Holland
VID #1~ Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham (2nd sel. on Video)
VID #2 Bruce Osborne~Great Fiddling, 'Must See' Video!
VID #3 Performed by Will Fly,Tenor Guitar - See Website
Video: By 'Will Fly' ~ See more about 'Will Fly' here:


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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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DEC., 2018
(Le Coq Sur Le Cloture)
'ROOSTER ON THE FENCE'
Andy DeJarlis, Metis Fiddler, Winnipeg, Canada
SHEET MUSIC ~ In Key of G~~MIDI ~~ VIDEO
Video ~ Fiddler .. Andy DeJarlis


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NOV., 2018
Cynthia MacLeod and Jon Matthews
Memories of Father MacDonnell Medley
Cynthia Mac Leod and Jon Matthews
SHEET MUSIC ~ Keg G ~ 4 parts ~~~MIDI~~VIDEO
Video features ~Cynthia MacLeod on Fiddle, with Jon
Matthews on Guitar ~filmed live, Brackley Beach PEI
Canada. Sheet Music shown is the original four parts
Most of the Fiddlers usually play only the 2 first parts


Cynthia MacLeod ~~~More about Cynthia MacLeod


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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 of G, as written by Pat Shaw
SHEET MUSIC Key of A~~VIDEO ~ By Ali Bain
SHEET MUSIC~Key A~'Boys of the Lough'~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
SH MUSIC~MIDI~MP3~VIDEO 1~VID 2~VIDEO 3
#1 NamourSmith, #2 BruceOsborne. #3 HolderJarrell
Bruce Osborne Fiddlin'Learn more about Bruce here

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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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