I play Irish-style fiddle—though I’m not really Irish to speak of, my Dad listened to this music and played it a bit when I was growing up, so I got to like it and was motivated to learn it when I was in grad school, and I’ve played ever since.
Anyway, while practicing recently, it occurred to me that I might just broadcast my practice sessions and some beginners might benefit. (I have taught fiddle, lo, about 20 years ago.) This ended up turning into some recordings of session tunes—and here you go.
I will be adding to this list as I make new videos. Single jigs/slides and slip jigs still to come, at least.
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2 responses to “Irish Session Tune Tutorial”
Hi Larry – I’ve been reading your site for a few years now and really appreciate your thoughts on the world. For some reason I never saw this post until now. This is great! My son began learning Irish fiddle several years ago. I’ve always been a music lover and his playing got me hooked. I’ve picked up the tin whistle and I have a fiddle that belonged to my great grandfather. Looks like it’s time for me to learn another instrument!