Fiddle Lesson: Redwing

Here’s a little tune I know called “Red Wing”, aka Union Maid by Woodie Guthrie, who borrowed the tune Redwing. Kerry Mills, the composer of Redwing, actually used the melody of Schumann’s Merry Peasant, aka “The Happy Farmer” in Suzuki violin book 1. Here’s my version of this lively tune: I’d love to teach itContinue reading “Fiddle Lesson: Redwing”

Fiddle Lesson: The Star of the County Down

Introducing the Star of the County Down on fiddle by Adam Sweet. Also known as Diversus And Lazarus, Dives And Lazarus, Gilderoy, Kingsfold, The Star Of County Down, The Star Of The County Down March, When First I Left Old Ireland, Reáilt Condae An Dún, The Star Barndance. The words are by Cathal MacGarvey (1866–1927)Continue reading “Fiddle Lesson: The Star of the County Down”

Traditional Celtic Music Workshops

This group is a lot of fun!  Open to any musical instrument and voice, the group is studying traditional Dance music of Ireland, Scotland, England, Cape Breton, Canada and New England!   Because we play from sheet music out of books or downloaded off the internet, students should be able to sight-read music, and know theContinue reading “Traditional Celtic Music Workshops”

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