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Traditional Scottish Fiddling (book)

This fascinating fiddle book explains how to play the many regional styles of fiddle music in Scotland today. This is an ideal Scottish fiddle tutor book for players who want more in depth information on how Scottish tunes are played.

A detailed book of Scottish fiddle styles including the different regional bowing techniques found in Scotland and dance music. Over 220 tunes from the West Coast, East Coast, Orkney, Shetland and the Borders with notes on the traditions in each area.

There is a CD available which has 68 tracks illustrating the points as they occur and played by expert fiddlers from each area.

This is one of our most popular fiddle books for studying styles of Scottish fiddling with a wealth of interesting tunes for your repertoire.


Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Gaelic waltz, Hornpipe, Jig, Listening tune, March, Mill tune, Polka, Reel, Ritual tune, Shetland reel, Slow strathspey, Strathspey, Waltz, Work tunes
Ceilidh, Christmas, Hogmanay, Robert Burns night
Bowing, Fingering, Staff notation
Christine Martin
Book format:
Christine Martin

Table of contents

  • Aandowin at da Bow
  • A’ Bhean a bh’ aig an Tàiller Chaol
  • Aboyne Castle
  • A Chaluim Bhig
  • Air Faillirinn Illirinn
  • The Ale is Dear
  • Am Faighir Muileach
  • Am Muileann Dubh
  • An Cluinn Thu Mi Mo Nighean Donn?
  • An Gille Dubh mo Laochan
  • Anthony Murray’s Reel
  • The Athole Highlanders’ March to Loch Katrine
  • The Balmoral Highlanders
  • Banjo Breakdown
  • Banks Hornpipe
  • Beaufort Castle
  • The Beauty of the North
  • Biodag Dhòmhnaill ‘ic Alasdair
  • The Blue Bonnet
  • Bobbie Cuthbertson
  • Bon Accord
  • The Braes of Castle Grant
  • The Braes of Mar
  • The Braes of Tullymet
  • The Brig o’ Perth
  • Brose and Butter
  • Caberfeidh
  • Ca’ Hawkie thro’ the Water
  • Caller Herrin’
  • Captain Campbell
  • Carnie’s Canter
  • Carrick’s Rant
  • Chapel Keithack
  • Charlie Hunter
  • Chuir i Glùin air a’ Bhodach
  • Circassian Circle
  • Come O’er the Stream Charlie
  • Corriechoillie’s Welcome to the Northern Meeting
  • The Countess of Crawford
  • The Cradle Song
  • Craigellachie Bridge
  • Craigellachie Lasses
  • Craiglug Brig
  • Craiglug Reel
  • Crodh-laoigh nam Bodach
  • Cropie’s Strathspey
  • Cumha Mhic a h-Arasaig
  • Cumha MhicCriomain
  • Da Day Dawn
  • Da Forfeit o da Ship
  • Da Foula Reel
  • Da Full Rigged Ship
  • Da Galley Watch
  • Da Mill
  • Da Mirrie Boys o Greenland
  • The Dancing Dustman
  • Dargai
  • Da Shaalds o Foula
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • The Deerness Mermaid
  • Dè ni mi gun lèine ghlan? Derwentwater’s Fareweel
  • Devil in the Kitchen (strathspey)
  • Devil in the Kitchen (reel)
  • Donald Stewart the Piper
  • Donald Willie and his Dog
  • Drops of Brandy
  • Drummond Castle
  • The Duchess Tree
  • Dunkeld House
  • Duntroon
  • Ealaidh Ghaoil
  • The Earl of Crawford’s Reel
  • Earl Grey
  • The Earl of Lauderdale
  • Edgefauld House
  • Eilean mo Chridhe
  • Fingal’s Cave/Fingal’s Weeping
  • Fisher’s Hornpipe
  • The Flouers o Edinburgh
  • The Flowers of Edinburgh
  • The Flowers of the Forest
  • Forbes Morrison
  • The Four Poster Bed
  • Geordie McLeish
  • Gille Chaluim
  • Glengarry’s Dirk
  • Glengrant
  • The Glenlivet
  • Glenlyon Lament Greig’s Pipes
  • Griogal Cridhe
  • Gul Fhin
  • Gun d’Dhiùlt am Bodach Fodar Dhomh
  • The Haughs of Cromdale
  • The Haymakers
  • Highland Harry
  • Highland Whisky
  • The High Level Bridge Hornpipe
  • Hushie-Ba
  • I dal u dal
  • If I Get a Boanie Lass
  • I Hae a Wife of my Ain
  • The Inverness Gathering The Iron Man
  • James F. Dickie’s Reel
  • J. F. Dickie’s Delight
  • J. F. Mackenzie Esq. of Garrynahine
  • Jimmy o the Bu’s Polka
  • Kennet’s Dream
  • Kilrack’s Reel
  • Lad with the Plaidie
  • Lady Charlotte Campbell (strathspey)
  • Lady Charlotte Campbell’s Reel
  • Dorothea Stewart Murray’s Wedding March
  • Lady Madelina Sinclair
  • Lady Mary Ramsay
  • Lady Mary Ramsay
  • La Russe
  • Lay Dee at Dee
  • Littlejohn’s Hame
  • The Lochaber Gathering
  • Loch Duich
  • Locheil’s Awa tae France
  • Lochrynach
  • Lord Dalhousie
  • Lord Seaforth
  • Loudon’s Bonnie Woods and Braes
  • Macdonald of the Isles March to Harlaw
  • MacKenzie Hay
  • Mackworth
  • Maclean of Pennycross
  • MacPherson’s Rant
  • Madam Frederick
  • Màiri Bhàn Og
  • The Marchioness of Huntly
  • The Marquis of Huntly’s Highland Fling
  • The Marquis of Huntly’s Reel
  • The Marquis of Lorne
  • Mary Walker
  • Maureen’s Jig
  • McCrimmon’s Lament
  • McIntosh’s Lament
  • Meurlach Loch Abair
  • The Miller o’ Dervil
  • The Miller of Drone
  • The Miller’s Rant
  • Miss Adie
  • Miss McLauchlan’s Reel
  • Miss Shepherd
  • Monymusk (country danc)
  • Monymusk (Highland dance)
  • Mr Douglas of Springwood Park
  • Mr Marshall’s Compliments to Niel Gow
  • Mrs Cree
  • Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite
  • Munlochy Bridge
  • Munlochy Bridge (strathspey)
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
  • The Navvy on the Line
  • Niel Gow’s Farewell to Whisky
  • Niel Gow’s Lamentation for James Moray Esq. of Abercairney
  • Norwegian Polka
  • Not the Swan on the Lake
  • Old Adam
  • The Old Polka
  • Oot be Est da Vong
  • Oran Chaluim Sgàire
  • The Orkney Isles Hornpipe
  • Orkney Polka
  • The Perth Hunt
  • Peter Pratt’s Polka
  • Petronella
  • The Pibroch of Dòmhnall Dubh
  • Pipe Major John Stewart
  • Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
  • Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie
  • The Red Haired Girl of Tulloch
  • The Reel of Tulloch country dance
  • The Reel of Tulloch Highland dance
  • The Rights of Man
  • The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow
  • The Rope Waltz
  • Saoil, a Mhòr am Pòs Thu?
  • Scott Skinner’s Compliments to Dr MacDonald
  • Se ‘n Righ a th’ againn is fhèarr leinn
  • Seven Step Polka
  • ‘S Ioma Rud Tha Dhìth Orm
  • Sister Jean
  • Sleep Soond in da Moarnin
  • The Smith of Killiechassie
  • The Smith’s a Gallant Fireman
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • The Sound of Sleat
  • South of the Grampians
  • Sow’s Lament for the Tatties
  • Stirling Castle
  • St Kilda Wedding
  • Stocainnean Daoimean
  • The Stool of Repentance
  • The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel
  • Tail Toddle
  • The £10 Fiddle
  • Terribus
  • The Thief of Lochaber
  • Three Good Fellows Beyond the Glen
  • Tide at the Taing
  • Timour the Tartar
  • Toe Reid
  • Tog Orm mo Phìob
  • Ubhaidh abhaidh
  • The Unst Bridal March
  • Westering Home
  • Wha’ll be King but Charlie?
  • Whistle o’er the lave o’t


“This book is a modern classic. Taigh na Teud has produced a string of excellent fiddle books over the years, but his one is a belter. The CD has 68 tunes played by ten fiddlers representing each area, which are worth listening to alone for pleasure.”

John Moar for the Oban Times

“Every fiddler should have this book...”

FromThe Scottish Fiddlers’ Calendar Magazine

“A player’s guide to the regional styles, bowing techniques, repertoire and dances of Scottish Fiddling.” “There is also a CD played on solo fiddle by fiddlers from the different regions.”

From The Box and Fiddle