Road to Lisdoonvarna

Last year at this time, I was doing a little recording for Ricko Donovan. I have some counterpoint on his My Darling Asleep from the Lucky Sevens album. He told me that Lisdoonvarna has a meet up once a year that attracts hundreds of single men and women. Going to the big social gathering may […]

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St. Anne’s Reel

There is more than one way to play a fiddle tune. You probably know that. Sometimes a small change can make a tune easier to play. That’s the cause behind this little revision to my currently published version of St. Anne’s Reel. Originally, I set the tune in a way that required playing quickly across […]

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Jambalaya

This one proved to be a toughie. One of my online students, Bob Evans, asked about this tune when he ordered. I knew I had the chart in my archives, so I said I’d send it along. When I looked at it, I realized it was only the verse. No chorus was tabbed out. And […]

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Kitchen Girl

This has been one of my favorites. We play it in the Bay Area Fiddlers Association, too. The version here is not advanced, but, it’s not easy either. I’d call it intermediate. This hoe down has a catchy change of chord in the first two beats, then goes back to A A lot can be […]

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Smash the Windows

Here is another tune from my book that I’m revising. A slightly simplified version replaces a couple of rolls and an idiosyncratic little walk up on the repeat of the B section. I’ve been penciling these changes in for my studio students. Now you can see what I do. The tune is also called Roaring […]

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