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The Scottish Folk Fiddle Tutor (book)

A step by step guide to Scottish fiddle playing which will take you from the beginning to intermediate level. This very popular tutor is for aspiring fiddlers who want to learn to play Scottish music in a fun but structured way.

The tutor will take you from the very beginning to the level of tunes to play at ceilidhs and sessions. Lots of useful photos, and cartoons by Dave Smith illustrate the points as they occur.

So get started and have fun learning Scottish traditional tunes!


Book format:
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin
Bowing, Fingering, Staff notation
Tune Types:
Air, Hornpipe, Jig, March, Reel
Beginners / Intermediate
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin

Table of contents

  • Aitken Drum
  • Allt an t-Suicair
  • The Aly Aly O
  • Amazing Grace
  • An Coineachan
  • Angus Macleod
  • Au Clair de la Lune
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Back o' Benachie
  • Barnyards of Dalgetty
  • The Bells of St Giles
  • Birlinn Ghoraidh Chrobhain
  • Blow the Man Down
  • Bonnie Tammie Scolla
  • Buain na Ràinich
  • Cailin mo Rùinsa
  • Cailleach an Dùdain
  • Caol Muile
  • Calum Beag
  • Captain Horne
  • Chan eil mo leannan ann an seo
  • The Cockle Gatherer
  • Comin' thro' the Rye
  • Coulter's Candy
  • Còta Gearr Sgiobalta
  • Crodh Chailein
  • Dance tae your Daddy
  • Dancing the Baby
  • Davy Nick Nack
  • Dòmhnall Beag an t-siùcair
  • Donkey Riding
  • Down in Demarara
  • Drumleys
  • Drumond Castle
  • The Drunken Sailor
  • Eilean mo Chridhe
  • Faiilte Rudha Bhatairnis
  • Flower of Scotland
  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
  • Four-poster Bed
  • French Folk Song
  • The Grand Old Duke of York
  • Harvest Home Hornpipe
  • I'll tell my Ma
  • In Praise of Islay
  • The Jeelie Piece Song
  • John Anderson my Jo
  • Johnny Cope
  • Johnnie Lad
  • Katie Bairdie
  • Killiecrankie
  • Knees up Mother brown
  • Leanabh an Aigh
  • Leannan Mo Ghaoil
  • London's Burning
  • Lovely Stornoway
  • Macpherson's Lament
  • MacFarlane o' the Sprots
  • The MacGregor's March
  • Merry Boys of Greenland
  • Mo Dhachaidh
  • Morag a Dunbheagan
  • Mo Run Geal Dìleas
  • Murdo's Wedding
  • My Eyes are Dim
  • Mary had a Little Lamb
  • Mattachins
  • Michael Finnigan
  • Old MacDonald
  • One Man Went to Mow
  • O Theid mi Fhein
  • Pibroch of Dòmhnall Dubh
  • The Piper's Cave
  • Puer Nobis
  • Queen Mary
  • Reel of Stumpie
  • Ruidhle Cailleach
  • Seven Step Polka
  • Skipping Rhyme
  • The Skye Boat Song
  • Sleep Baby Sleep
  • Stocainnean Daoimean
  • Taladh Chriosda
  • Thistle of Scotland
  • Twa Craws
  • Unst Bridal March
  • Wee Willie Winkie
  • Wha wadna fecht for Chairlie
  • Where have you been?
  • Will ye gang to Kelvingrove?
  • Ye canny shove yer Granny


"I know of no other fiddle tutor which is as thorough and professional”

John Moar, Orkney View Magazine

Just wanted to tell you how impressed I am. It is really clearly written and easy to understand.

Sandra Baxter

“This book aimed at the beginner. It takes the pupil from the absolute basics right through to Shetland reels by way of well-known simple tunes"

John Moar - Orkney View Magazine