First Ceilidh Collection for Fiddlers with CD

This popular book of ceilidh tunes includes a demonstration CD of all the tunes to help you learn them.


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An exciting collection of easier Scottish fiddle tunes presented in sets for playing for Scottish dancing or solo fiddle. This is the first book in this very popular four book series of Scottish music. These are some of the best selling books of traditional tunes in Scotland today. A great resource for those wanting to learn more about Scottish music and dance and used by many fiddle groups, accordionists, school groups, fiddle orchestras and bands wanting simple but fun Scottish music for solos, ceilidh dancing, mods etc.

This book is a must have for those just starting out to learn Scottish music and all Scottish fiddle and accordion enthusiasts at any stage. The book has large clear print and can be easily sight read from a music stand. A demonstration solo fiddle CD is available of all the material in the First Ceilidh Collection for Fiddlers.


Accordion, Fiddle, Mandolin, Scottish Dance
Book format:
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin
Bowing, Chords
Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Gaelic waltz, Hornpipe, Jig, March, Polka, Reel, Strathspey, Waltz
Ceilidh, Weddings
Beginners / Intermediate
Anne Hughes, Christine Martin


  • A' Chreag ghuanach
  • A man's a man for a' that
  • Ae fond kiss
  • Aitken drum
  • Am falbh thu leam
  • a ribhinn g?
  • Amazing grace
  • Angus Macleod
  • An t 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
  • LochQ Duich
  • Loch Lomond
  • The Lovat Scouts
  • MacFarlane o' the Sprots o' Burnieboozle
  • Macnamara's band
  • Marie's Wedding
  • The Mingulay Boat song
  • Mo mhthair
  • 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 it'
  • 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


"easy to read, and successful in gathering together many of Scotland’s best loved and most played tunes. If that is what you want, this book is for you.”

John Moar

“a collection of old favourites, simply arranged in an interesting variety of styles so that a student working for grades two or three would enjoy playing them"

John Moar - Orkney View

As a book for band use, however, the fiddle book is very helpful in arranging the tunes in sets with suggestions which dances the tunes best fit"

John Moar