Repertoire

“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)

The tunes we learn are mainly Scottish, but will include English, Irish, European, Scandinavian and the odd Eastern European tune! Earlier in 2016 we ran 5 week courses in Scandinavian, American, and Eastern European Klezmer styles.  2015 saw the launch of our Fun Fiddle Book and CD which includes a big range of tunes and easy harmonies so all levels can play together. We welcome contributions of tunes and the participation of the class in shaping our repertoire. New 2017 book  is planned for Spring 2017.

The tunes are taught by ear (without music) with the written music handed out at the end of the class. At Fun Fiddle 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.

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We have a  long list of the tunes we have learned over the years which people have particularly enjoyed, some of which we have put into sets for performances, sessions and the odd busk!

2017 Tunes

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

For Jan- March 2017 Improvers tunes, scroll down to ‘Old Favourites and Listening Sets’

2016 Tunes

Marit’s Scandinavian course,  Jan – March

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

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!

Waltzes

2016: Circle-of-the-ocean/ Leaving Lismore

2015: When Stella Smiles

Strip the Willow (Jigs) 

2016 set: Stool of Repentance/O’Keefe’s slide/rory-macleod-jig/Stan Chapmans

2015 set: Rocking the Baby/The Swallow’s Tail/

Dashing White Sergeant (Reels) 

2016 : Barrowburn Reel/Spootiskerry/Hurlock’s Reel 

Virginia Reel (Reels)

2016 : Old Joe Clark/Over the Waterfall/Cripple Creek

Gay Gordons (Marches)

2016: Murdo’s Wedding/ murdos-wedding-easy-harmony/ Loch Ruan 

2016: Battle of Waterloo

Britannia Two Step (strathspey)

2015: captain-campbell/ MacNeil of Ugadale

Canadian Barn Dance (strathspey)

2016: the-campbeltown-kiltie-ball-easy-harmony-full-score/ Campbell Town Kiltie Ball

2015:Fear a Phige (The Still Man) / Siege of Delhi

Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

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

Fenella 

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