“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.
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!
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: