Irish Fiddle Tips

Tip's on how to Play and make your Fiddle playing sound more Irish Style....

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Well I  have almost enough Discussion's in here for now... I will put in some of my own video's trying to explain what some of these Trick's & Flick's that goes into Irish Music Fiddle Style's... if I Can ?

Mean time you can Browse around this site, starting with this page -

Irish Musiciann's Index -


And some Samples of there music too !


Discussion Forum

Tips for adapting viola to irish music?

Started by Evyn Koyama. Last reply by Evyn Koyama Feb 7, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi everyone!I'm getting back into viola, my instrument from 5th grade until 12th back in school, after not playing for about 11 years. I'm startung up lessons again next week, I'm very exited!I've loved traditional Irish music for a very long time,…Continue

Anticipating the beat

Started by Bernie. Last reply by Paul Ivory Jan 3, 2015. 1 Reply

Hi,I was listening to a recording of our session, and I noticed that from time to time I play the first note of a part slightly ahead of the other musicians. It sounds ok to me, and I think maybe it adds a tiny bit of excitement, but I'm wondering…Continue

Kiss The Bride - Reel

Started by Jim Mcauley. Last reply by David Collins Sep 10, 2014. 4 Replies

I made this wee video up, An old Reel I  just learned..Please Forgive the High Note's - lol..It's an Old tune but I've never heard it till lately -KISS THE BRIDE - REEL.Kiss The Bride - Reel from…Continue

Re - Vibrato In Irish Music

Started by Jim. Last reply by Van Sederburg Aug 12, 2014. 1 Reply

Van Sederburg :Was asking about Vibrato In Irish Music.And said ( Is there a rule? Maybe this is a silly question,)1/ Q: Is there a rule ?      A: There's genearally are no rules in Irish music,it seem's to me.  More a Etiquette and/of keeping close…Continue

Master class with Matt Cranitch as part of The Steeple Sessions

Started by Paul Ivory. Last reply by Paul Ivory Aug 29, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi Everyone, Well, I finally took the plunge and signed up for a master class with Matt Cranitch last Tuesday at the Conradh Na Gaeilge premises in Dublin.  I have to admit to being quite nervous beforehand, as I had never done a class like this…Continue

Shoulder rest - yay or nay?

Started by Paul Ivory. Last reply by Paul Ivory Aug 3, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi Everyone,I hope all you fiddlers are attending Summer Schools, Sessions and Fleadhs, and if you're in Ireland, enjoying the bizzarely wonderful weather!!Well, I'm now exactly thirty three months into this musical journey of mine and as I travel…Continue

2/ A Tune to Learn - The Concert Reel

Started by Jim Mcauley. Last reply by Paul Ivory May 19, 2013. 1 Reply

The Concert Reel from Jim McAuley on Vimeo.This version I always Loved  - jim,,,X:1T:The Concert ReelR:reelD:Stockton's…Continue

New Strings

Started by Paul Ivory. Last reply by Paul Ivory Apr 6, 2013. 9 Replies

Hello Fellow Fiddlers,I know that in years to come I may look back on this post and smile indulgently to myself, chuckle and shake my head, but for now it's not so funny!! As you may know, I'm fairly new to playing, so occasionally I encounter…Continue

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Comment by Jim on July 15, 2014 at 12:57

Interesting Link, Maybe For Some !



Comment by Jim on July 13, 2014 at 23:11

You might find this site interesting ...

Irish Music Composer's !


Comment by Jim on July 11, 2014 at 21:42

Mighty Playing here !

The tunes begins with 'The Road to Garrison', a Reel composed by fiddle player - Maurice Lennon, - -  jim,,,

Comment by Paul Ivory on October 25, 2013 at 12:12

Hi Everyone, 

I recently bought "Tunes For Practice" by Seamus Creagh.  It's a Must-Have double album for all fiddle beginners and improvers.  Seamus starts each tune slowly and without ornamentation, then speeds up a little and adds the ornamentation second time round. for further details.


Comment by Jim Mcauley on June 28, 2013 at 16:55

Paddy Cronin

One of the Greats in Irish style, Fiddle Playing...

Comment by Jim Mcauley on June 28, 2013 at 16:50

'' Sean Ryan ''

A Great Fiddler and Composer of Irish Tunes 

Comment by Jim Mcauley on June 13, 2013 at 21:02

This Site might be Helpful for Learner's, In Irish music -

Also Link's to Tune's, and ABC.File's etc.

Comment by Victoria Johnson on June 10, 2013 at 1:37

James Byrne Jig.. just learned that under the name Beauties of Ireland.

Comment by Jim Mcauley on June 5, 2013 at 11:28

Teaching a Friend Fiddle in my House Last Night Martin Conway  --

Pipe On The Hob - Jig from Jim McAuley on Vimeo.

Comment by Jim Mcauley on April 9, 2013 at 21:07

And Just Listen to the Swing, and Lifting, Bow Control of Charlie Lennon

on Fiddle  - jim,,,


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