The First Ceilidh Collection for Viola (e-book)

This book is an exact transcription of the very popular First Ceilidh Collection for Fiddlers. It is ideal for budding Scottish viola players or those wanting to join in with their fiddler friends. Due to many requests we have made it available here as a pdf version of the print copy.


Book format:
Christine Martin
Bowing, Chords, Staff notation
Tune Types:
Air, Hornpipe, Jig, March, Reel, Strathspey, Waltz
Ceilidh, Hogmanay
Beginners / Intermediate
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin
1996. New edition 1999. Reprinted 2006

Table of contents

  • A' Chreag ghuanach
  • A man's a man for a' that
  • Ae fond kiss
  • Aitken drum
  • Am falbh thu leam a ribhinn òg?
  • Amazing grace
  • Angus Macleod
  • An tè bhan
  • The Auld Hoose
  • Auld lang syne
  • Babes in the wood
  • Balaich an Iasgaich
  • Barnyards o' Dalgetty
  • Belfast Polka
  • The Birks of Aberfeldy
  • The Bloody fields of Flanders
  • The Bluebell Polka
  • Bonnie lass o' Fyvie
  • The Braes of Mar
  • Bratach bhan
  • Brochan lom
  • Buain na rainich
  • Calum beag
  • The Cockle gatherer
  • Come by the hills
  • Comin' thro' the rye
  • Corn riggs
  • The Cumberland Reel
  • Dark Lochnagar
  • Dream Angus
  • The Duchess tree
  • The Duke of Fife's welcome to Deeside
  • The East Neuk of Fife
  • The Fairy Dance
  • Fairy lullaby
  • For we're no awa' tae bide awa'
  • The Glasgow Highlanders
  • The Green Hills of Islay
  • The Green Hills of Tyrol
  • Hamish's tune
  • The Harmonica
  • High Road to Gairloch
  • Highland laddie
  • The Hills of Lorne
  • Huntingtower
  • I belong to Glasgow
  • I'll gang nae mair tae yon toun
  • The Irish washerwoman
  • John Grumlie
  • Johnny Cope
  • Kate Dalrymple
  • Katie Bairdie
  • Keel Row
  • Kemnay House
  • La Russe
  • The Lass o' Gowrie
  • Loch Duich
  • Loch Lomond
  • The Lovat Scouts
  • MacFarlane o' the Sprots o' Burnieboozle
  • Macnamara's band
  • Marie's Wedding
  • The Mingulay Boat song
  • Mo mhàthair
  • Mo Nighean Donn Bhoidheach
  • Mormond Braes
  • The Music of Spey
  • My bonnie lies over the ocean
  • My love is like a red red rose
  • The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
  • Northlands
  • Nut brown maiden
  • Off she goes
  • Orange and blue
  • The Queen's four Marys
  • Rakes of Mallow
  • Reel of Tullochgorm
  • The Road and the Miles to Dundee
  • Roll her on the hill
  • The Roses of Prince Charlie
  • Rothesay Bay
  • The Rowan tree
  • Roxburgh Castle
  • Rubha Bhatairnis
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Seann Triubhas
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Soraidh leis an àit'
  • Sound the pibroch
  • Steamboat
  • The Stronsay Wedding
  • The Sword of St Columba
  • There was a lad
  • This is no my ain lassie
  • Tom an t-searraich
  • Trusaidh mi na coilleagan
  • Uist tramping song
  • Westering Home
  • Whistle o'er the lave o't
  • White cockade
  • Wild mountain thyme
  • Ye banks and braes