First Five Tune List (click on anything underlined)
Fiddle technique: what you might like to know before you play for the first time: stripes to help place your fingers, holding the fiddle and the bow (posture), tuning the fiddle
1. Peg Ryan’s Polka – from County Kerry, this one uses only fingers one and three, and two strings!
2. Oh, The Britches Full of Stitches - from County Kerry, another easy polka using only fingers one and two, and three strings!
Note: 1/13/2002 - You have to start somewhere, so this is the beginning of First Five. As fast as I can, I’ll get other tunes up on this site for the fiddle, dulcimer and tin whistle. Sound files will accompany each tune and version, slow enough to learn from.
6/3/03 - At last! Under urging from a student I've added another tune. More to come!
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