“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. A new book is planned for Autumn 2017.

Busking 3Fun 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.


Ceilidh Sets 2016 and 2015

Fun Fiddle Ceilidh Band has performed annually for St Andrews Day in November. (See our news/events page for details) 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!

Ceilidh setlist 2017

2016 set: Circle-of-the-ocean/Leaving Lismore
2015 set: When Stella Smiles

Strip the Willow (Jigs)
2016 set: The stool of repentance/O’Keeffe’s Slide/Rory MacLeod/Stan-Chapmans-Jig
2015 set: Rocking the Baby/The Swallow’s Tail/

Dashing White Sergeant (Reels) 
2016 set: Barrowburn Reel/Spootiskerry/Hurlock’s Reel 

Virginia Reel (Reels)
2016 set: Old Joe Clark/Over the Waterfall/Cripple Creek

Gay Gordons
2016 set: Murdo’s Wedding/Murdos wedding easy harmony/Loch Ruan
2015 set: Battle of Waterloo

Britannia Two Step (strathspey)
2015 set: Captain Campbell/MacNeils of Ugadale

Canadian Barn Dance (strathspey)
2016 set
: The Campbeltown Kiltie Ball easy harmony
2015 set: Fear a Phige (The Still Man)/Siege of Delhi

Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne


2017 – Tunes taught in classes this year

For Jan- March 2017 Improvers tunes, scroll down to ‘Old Favourites and Listening Sets’
January – March  Rona’s Slow Airs and Strathspeys

Cradle Song 

Mairi Bhan Og 

Devin in the Kitchen 

Innis Dhòmhsa Càil Thu Cadal 

Logan’s Bonny Woods and Braes – Full Score

Miss Lyall

2016  – Tunes taught in classes

Marit’s Scandinavian course,  Jan – March 2016

Marsch till Seglora

Polska efter Rolig Pers

G minor Polska 

Vals efter Kristian Oskarsson 

Hurlock’s Reel 

Rona’s Americana course, March – April 2016

Winder’s Slide

Duck River

Old Favourites and Listening Sets

elk river blues 

The Wren

Maggie West’s Waltz 

Les Trois Grande Luthiers

Swedish Walking Tune /Engelska Fran Smaland

East ParksideCalum’s Road w harmony

Airthrey Castle/Hillswick

Inisheer with harmony and easy part 

Shingly beach 

Mothers of St Ann’s/Mothers of St Ann’s – harmony


Oberak/ Simple harmony/Oberak 

Jon Ryan’s Polka/Dalaigh’s Polka


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:

French Waltz /Fairy Lullaby Easy arrangement

Round No.1/Round No/Ah,Poor Bird/Rose

Si Si Si 

Kol Dodi

Benachie Sunrise 

Auld Lang Syne/Mairi’s Wedding/Bonny Tammie easy arrangement

Arran Boat song plus easy harmony