Donegal Fiddle Styles

In this course, Aidan passes down the skills, knowledge and repertoire from the great Donegal fiddlers to the fiddle students of OAIM. All the tunes taught are firmly rooted in the Donegal tradition; stalwarts such as 'The Glen Road to Carrick', 'Bundle and Go', 'The Cat that Kittled in Jamie's Wig' and 'Séan sa Cheo' feature amongst others. The fiddling and musical legacy of the Dohertys, the McConnells, James Byrne, Francie Dearg O'Beirn, Con Cassidy, Vincent Campbell and Danny Meehan are frequently referred to throughout Aidan's thirteen tutorials. Bowing techniques feature prominently - the use of the up-bow, tight bowing, open and closed triplets and cranns. Various droning techniques are also taught - the use of finger drones, octave drones and double stops, This is all rounded off with teachings on position playing, octave playing and finger plucking! This course is a 'must' for any student interested in the fiddle styles of Donegal or advanced Irish fiddle techniques.


Lessons

free Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 1
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 1

In this introductory lesson to the course 'Donegal Fiddle Styles', Aidan teaches [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 2
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 2

The Jig 'Bundle and Go' is taught by Aidan in this lesson. He will continue his [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 3
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 3

In this lesson, the tune 'The Glen Road to Carrick will be taught. Aidan will be [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 4
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 4

Aidan will teach the tune 'The Teelin Highland' in this lesson. He will continue [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 5
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 5

In this lesson the Highland 'The Cat that Kittled in Jamies Wig' will be taught. [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 6
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 6

Aidan will teach the well known reel 'Séan sa Cheo' in this lesson. He will int [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 7
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 7

The tune 'Bean an Tí Ar Lar' will feature in this lesson. Aidan will use this t [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 8
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 8

In this lesson, Aidan will teach the tune 'The Glasha Highland'. He will use thi [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 9
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 9

'Mickey Doherty's Reel' is the tune taught in this lesson. Cranns will be the fo [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 10
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 10

In this lesson 'The Low Level Hornpipe' will be taught in the key of B♭. major [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 11
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 11

In this lesson 'Alec McConnell's Waltz' will be taught. Aidan will continue his [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 12
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 12

In this lesson 'Danny Meehan's Reel' will be taught. Aidan will introduce the co [.. Read More]

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Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 13
Donegal Fiddle Styles Lesson 13

This lesson will feature the jig 'Trip to the Cottage'. Aidan will focus on the [.. Read More]

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