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Scottish Music Graded Exams Fiddle - Grade 3 (2014-December 2023) (book)

Discover a wealth of previous RCS exam books for Fiddle, Accordion and Harp from scotlandsmusic.com with an excellent 40% and more discount, ready to help you learn, practice and excel on your instrument.

These are the selected pieces for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Traditional Music Exams 2014 - 2023 expertly graded and edited by leading Scottish players. These have an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire.

The graded pieces are suitably set for various levels of the Scottish schools music exam system with an excellent choice of interesting tunes to learn.

The Fiddle books have bowings, the Accordion books have chords and the Harp books have full arrangements.

Please contact the RCS for further information about any future RCS exams. https://www.rcs.ac.uk/traditional-music-graded-exams/


Book format:
Bowing, Staff notation
Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Jig, March, Reel, Strathspey, Waltz
Beginners / Intermediate

Table of contents

  • Airs:
  • Major Graham of Inchbrakie
  • Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite
  • The Flower of the Quern
  • The Mist Covered Mountains
  • The Love of the Isles
  • The Pearl
  • Helen N. Robertson
  • Dance Tunes:
  • Boys of Bluehill
  • Dr. Morrison’s Seven Thistles
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • The Heather Hills
  • Jessie Smith Willafjord
  • The Lad with the Plaidie
  • The Shores of Loch Bee
  • The Pibroch of Domhnall Dubh
  • The Battle of Waterloo
  • Recent Compositions:
  • Bob Hobkirk’s Polka
  • Gibby Gray Hamnataing
  • John Keith Laing
  • The Fiddler
  • Marni Swanson of the
  • Grey Coast
  • The Hut on Staffin Island
  • Jim Anderson’s Delight


“I really enjoyed playing through the books ------- accessing this collection of music will certainly stimulate, encourage and build up a healthy repertoire of Scottish fiddle tunes” Fiddle On Magazine 2015

Charlie McKerron

“I’d recommend them to anyone wanting to explore their chosen instrument, at any stage of life” Living Tradition Magazine 2015

Pete Heywood

“The books are well produced with input from relevant experts and a good range of tunes which are likely to be played widely outside of the classroom” Living Tradition Magazine2015

Pete Heywood

“Many fantastic tunes here by the likes of Phil Cunningham, Gordon Duncan, Allan MacDonald, and a long list of luminaries from the Scottish music scene.”Fiddle On Magazine 2015

Charlie McKerron

“Each book is packed full of excellent tunes from the ‘Golden Age’ of our fiddle masters trhough to present day compositions, which together form an excellent resource for students and teachers alike.” Box and Fiddle Magazine 2015

Raemond Jappy