OldTime Fiddle

New Five Cents

This is one of the Money Tunes. It’s an old time hoedown. This tab chart is close to how I play it most of the time. I think of the changes that the US Mint has put the Jefferson nickel through in recent years. Either you like it or not. I call it okay. When […]

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Liberty

With the 4th of July and Bastille Day approaching, we will be thinking of our personal liberty. They say it’s not how much food you have on the table, or how many shoes in the closet that gives you liberty, it’s how free you are from the government poking its armed nose into your business. […]

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Ashokan Farewell

Here’s a tune that needs no introduction. You can occasionally find a fiddler that hasn’t learned this tune, but not often. This is the way I present Jay Ungar’s popular tune to my students. We have even played this in an orchestral arrangement at the Richey Community Orchestra. Lately, I added a high harmony part […]

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Morpeth Rant

Morpeth Rant is the tune you don’t play too soon after St. Anne’s Reel. The B parts are just close enough that you could drift back into St. Anne’s. The variation I have is close to the way I play it. And it’s a little different from what you find in tune collections. I think […]

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Margaret’s Waltz

Some fiddlers prefer to play this waltz in the key of A. Here you have Margaret’s Waltz in the key of G, where I’m used to playing it. This is a pretty piece. It has migrated to American fiddling as well as any other tune from Ireland, not counting Red Haired Boy….and Devil’s Dream….and….well let’s […]

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