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 Mcauley on April 1, 2013 at 11:04
Fiddler Charlie Lennon with a New Composition -

Comment by Jim Mcauley on March 4, 2013 at 19:27

Might Help Some Learner’s.

* I Hope this has not been put on before !
Foinn Seisiún Book - Volume 1
Maybe a good link ( More Ear Player’s ? ) Just go to the link,
*Scroll down, click on a Tune Name, and Get Learning : )


” The Frost is All Over ”

Or Buy the Book from them, ie/
Click !
Contact Us for Purchasing €10.00 plus P&P

Might Help Some Learner’s.

Comment by Jim Mcauley on March 3, 2013 at 15:25

Aaron's Quey -Jig. from Jim McAuley on Vimeo.

A Tune I am helping to learn a Danish Girl with On-line - Its a nice jig...
Composed by Maurice Lennon and Paul Roche - Both of ' Stockton's Wing ''

Comment by Jim Mcauley on February 21, 2013 at 22:11

Fiddle Tip - ;  )
How to play in real Irish style fiddle, watch and listen the swing of the Older white haired Fiddler on the left Playing two of his own Composition's - ' Charlie Lennon '   -   I Do :  )

Charlie Lennon !

Comment by Jim Mcauley on February 18, 2013 at 15:13

Here is a nice old Irish jig, I am learning at the moment,
It's called '' The Morning Lark '' Not to be confused by the
jig ' The Lark In The Morning ' which has many more part's.
I think it is a lovely tune and might be good for Learner's...

The Morning Lark - Jig from Jim McAuley on Vimeo.

T:Morning Lark
AFD D2A,|DEF  A3|def gfe|fdc d2:||
ABd fdd|add fdB|Add fed|edB  BAF|
Add fdd|add fdd|faf ede|fdc d2 :||

Comment by Wes Merchant on February 17, 2013 at 15:38

Good to see you back, thanks Jim!

Comment by Jim Mcauley on February 17, 2013 at 14:55

I hope this was not put on here before, I made it up for a friens 2 wee lassie's Learning Irish Fiddle... Just some trick's for learners hope it help's -

Heavy Triplets With Chords from Jim McAuley on Vimeo.

Heavy Triplets With Chords


Comment by Jim Mcauley on February 16, 2013 at 14:09

Hi honey I'am Home :  )

Just got back here again today, after Very Bad Computer Crash '' Thanks to Facebook '' AGAIN !

More New tune's soon - Now I have to go here in one Hour -

'* Someone Has To Do It - LOL.  -- jim,,,

Mary At Billy Andy's Session. from Jim McAuley on Vimeo.

Comment by Jim Mcauley on September 30, 2012 at 17:13

This maybe Helpful to someone here !


O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody

Comment by Jim Mcauley on August 8, 2012 at 11:54

Thanks  Sean -

Good to have another ' County Antrim ' Input ....



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