Traditional Fiddle

Eine praktische Einführung ins "Traditional Fiddling" England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

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Rusty Gulley

Old Tom of Oxford

The Black Rogue

Musical EditionsMusic score, CD
Item no.648970
EditorJane Griffiths
Scope44 pages; 23 × 30.5 cm
Release year2015
Publisher / ProducerOxford University Press
Producer No.9780193392793


  • Lively and attractive tunes suitable for players of Grades 3-7 standard
  • A range of tune types, including 3/2 hornpipes, jigs, reels, strathspeys, and morris dance tunes
  • General advice on playing traditional fiddle, including learning by ear, performance practice, and much more
  • An overview of each style, plus detailed exploration of the first tune in each chapter in the form of a workshop
  • Practical advice on bowing, ornamentation, and other key stylistic features
  • CD with accompanied performances of all of the tunes and demonstrations of selected ornaments and bowing patterns
  • Companion Website with backing tracks and suggestions for further reading and listening

Traditional Fiddle introduces eight regional fiddle styles from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, with contributions from world-renowned fiddlers Kevin Burke, John Dipper, Liz Doherty, Nancy Kerr, Siân Phillips, Aidan O'Rourke, Jenna Reid, and Patsy Reid. This is the perfect introduction to traditional fiddling for intermediate players.


Nancy Kerr: Northumbrian 3/2 hornpipes

  • Rusty Gulley
  • Lang Stayed Away
  • Bob and Joan

Jenna Reid: Shetland reels

  • Aa the Ships ir Sailin'
  • Shelder Geö
  • Mak a Kishie Needle, Dye

John Dipper: Southern English Playford and morris dance tunes

  • Argiers
  • Old Tom of Oxford
  • Mount Hills
  • Liz Doherty: Donegal reels
  • Leslie's Reel
  • Dinkie Dorrian's
  • The Boys of Malin

Liz Doherty: Donegal jigs

  • Johnny Boyle's Jig
  • Con Cassidy's Jig
  • The Black Rogue

Aidan O'Rourke: West Highland strathspeys and a reel

  • Mrs MacLeod's Strathspey
  • Niel Gow's Wife
  • Lochiel's Awa' Tae France

Siân Phillips: Welsh hornpipes

  • Gower Reel
  • Swansea Hornpipe
  • Pibddawns y Car Gwyllt

Patsy Reid: North-East Scottish slow airs

  • The Marchioness of Huntlyâs Favourite
  • Bovaglie's Plaid
  • The Weeping Birches of Kilmorack

Kevin Burke: Sligo reels

  • Boys of the Lough
  • Pigeon on the Gate
  • Sligo Maid
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