fiddle tune

Lamp Lighter’s Hornpipe

The only hornpipe in my book 43 Fiddle Tunes in Tab is “Harvest Home Hornpipe.” It’s played with a swing feel, and students like it. To pull another hornpipe out of the hat, I put Lamp Lighter’s Hornpipe into tab. I look forward to seeing how my fiddle students like this one. [Update] This is […]

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8th of January

This tune was popularized by the country hit, The Battle of New Orleans. I set out to do a pentatonic treatment of the tune. You can see the results in the fiddle tab chart. Often this is played in the key of D. I like it in G. It’s easier to sing in that key. […]

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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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