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Scottish Music Graded Exams Fiddle - Grade 2 (2014-2020) (book)

The fiddle Syllabus 2014-2020 offers a great choice of tunes for your repertoire or to create a programme for TMGE or SQA exams or for ceilidhs, mods and concerts. Collected from many well known players, teachers and arrangers.

For the Grade 2 fiddle syllabus 2014-2020, we offer you a choice of tunes to start you on your way to a rich and varied repertoire. Where appropriate, tunes in this volume have been edited for guidance purposes.

Syllabuses, repertoires and entry guidelines can be viewed at http://www.rcs.ac.uk/traditional-music-graded-exams/

The arrangements represent the technical standard to be expected at the grade, and as such should be adhered to by candidates when performing in the exam.


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

Table of contents

  • Cearcall a ’ Chuain
  • Fa gail Glaschu, Leezie Lindsay, Sarona
  • The Hills of Lorne, The Piper’s Weird
  • Brochan Lom, Clean Pea Strae
  • Donald Blue
  • Edmund McKenzie of Plockton
  • Far Am Bi Mi Fhi n
  • Highland Laddie
  • Highland Whisky
  • Murdo’s Wedding
  • Soldiers Joy
  • The Campbeltown Kiltie Ball
  • The Stool of Repentance
  • The 51st Highland Division
  • Walking on the Moon
  • The Soup Dragon
  • Calum’s Road
  • The Jewels of the Ocean
  • The Starry Nights of Shetland
  • Da Slockit Light


“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

“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 Magazine 2015

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

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

Pete Heywood

“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