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Ithaca Fiddle Class, spring 2017

Hi folks!

Here’s a collection of common tunes for the spring session of the fiddle class – give as many as you can a listen/look and we’ll play them together and learn a new one or two.

Very first tunes
Mairis Wedding
Angeline the Baker
Beren Tanz

Irish polkas
Egan’s/Oh the Britches Full of Stitches
John Brosnan’s/Goblachan/Rattlin Bog

Breton tunes
An Dro in A minor/An Dro in B minor

Waltzes
Tombigbee Waltz
Southwind

Jigs
Leg of the Duck/Swallowtail Jig

Slip jigs
The Butterfly
Fig for a Kiss (sheet music)
The Snowy Path

Reels
Glise a Sherbrooke
Dancing Bear

On the harder side…
Tamlin (Celtic reel)
Ashokan Farewell (American waltz)

Ithaca class 2/7

Links to some of the tunes from class today:

A new one – Tombigbee Waltz

and a few old ones –

An Dro in A minor
Beren Tanz
John Brosnan’s

We also talked about learning a tune called “Dancing Bear” (different from “Beren Tanz”!) to work on playing fast tunes with lots of notes, but didn’t learn much of it. I’ll try to get a recording up here soon.

November 2 – An Dro in Am, Swallowtail Jig

Here’s the An Dro in A minor that we worked on this week:

An Dro in A minor

An Dro in A minor, slow

An Dro in A minor, with chord cues

And a new tune that we’ll start working on at the next class:

Swallowtail Jig