“I learnt to play by ear, enjoyed playing together, met new people, and it encourages me to practice at home regularly. Liked new repertoire!”
“It has been great to get a taste of different genres of music with such good teachers!”
(From Fun Fiddle Survey 2016)
Many but not all of the tunes we learn in the classes you will find below. Also now freely downloadable is our Fun Fiddle Book 2015 which includes a big range of tunes and easy harmonies so all levels can play together. New 2017 book is planned for Autumn 2017.
Fun Fiddle tunes are taught by ear (without music) with the written music handed out at the end of the class. Our aim is to create a common repertoire for all participants, whether you are an adult or child learner, teaching simpler tunes to the more advanced players and easy accompaniments for more challenging tunes to those who are just beginning to play.
January – March Rona’s Slow Airs and Strathspeys
For Jan- March 2017 Improvers tunes, scroll down to ‘Old Favourites and Listening Sets’
Marit’s Scandinavian course, Jan – March
Rona’s Americana course, March – April 2016
Ceilidh Sets 2016 and 2015
Fun Fiddle Ceilidh Band has performed annually for St Andrews Day in November. (See link on news/events page) It takes a wee bit more playing experience to play for dancing but if you do want to join in and you’ve just started playing then the Gay Gordons and Waltz sets are for you!
Strip the Willow (Jigs)
Dashing White Sergeant (Reels)
Virginia Reel (Reels) –
Gay Gordons (Marches)
Britannia Two Step (strathspey)
Canadian Barn Dance (strathspey)
2016: the-campbeltown-kiltie-ball-easy-harmony-full-score/ Campbell Town Kiltie Ball
Auld Lang Syne
Old Favourites and Listening Sets
Nice n easy tunes, Rounds and Arrangements –
Although carefully considered for those just starting out, these tunes and arrangements should hold a wee something for everybody: