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A Fiddler’s Quick Fix in the Morning

One morning not long ago I woke up with a head ache. Maybe it was from staring at those little dots of music at orchestra rehearsal. Or peering at the little screen on my lap top. I took some ibuprofen, (my drug of choice), and made coffee. As I waited for the coffee to brew […]

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Julia Delaney

Apparently I was mistaken about Margaret’s Waltz being an Irish tune. An yet, I’m going way out on a limb here and saying this is an Irish reel. Definitely sounds Irish. I worked out a harmony part in twin fiddling for this, but you need to go into second position to pull it off. That’s […]

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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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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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Whiskey Before Breakfast

For as long as I’ve been going to the Florida Folk Festival, this tune, Whiskey Before Breakfast, has been popular. It’s fun to play and offers lots of chances for variation. And the pdf of Whiskey Before Breakfast.

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