Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

Curtis Baldwin asked for this fiddle tune tag in tab. I said, send me a SASE and I’ll do it up in hand drawn tab and send it. Then, I got into it and made the CAD version for online publication. I could easily do a whole lesson on fiddle tune endings, and probably will. […]

Continue Reading

The Dutchman’s Pipe

This is a jig I wrote recently. I like to play it in a medley with Connaughtman’s Ramble and The Northern Jig. You can download the Dutchman’s Pipe pdf. Inspired by Liz Carroll’s playing of The Northern Jig on the In Play album, I use a long linear figure to connect the parts from low […]

Continue Reading

Ten Penny Bit

Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar. These bits were parts of a dollar, pieces of eight. Each one was worth about 12.5 cents. When one of them got really worn, you had a Ten Penny Bit. Download the tune as a pdf file. This jig is a popular session tune. Another such jig […]

Continue Reading