Celtic Fiddle Tunes/Styles: biography and personal collection

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Updated August 18, 1997

Bain, Aly. 50 Fiddle Solos. London: Conway, 1989. Cassette included.

Beaton, Joseph. Mabou Music. Casket Printing, 1980.

Begin, Carmelle. La musique traditionnelle pour violon: Jean Carignan. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1981.

Begin, Carmelle. Fiddle Music in the Ottawa Valley: Dawson Girdwood. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1985.

Breathnach, Breandan. Ceol Rince na hEireann. Volume 1. Bothar Luimnigh: Task Print and Packaging, 1963. Volume 2 (1976). Volume 3 (1985).

Brody, David. The Fiddler's Fakebook. New York: Oak, 1983.

Bunting, Edward. The Ancient Music of Ireland. Dublin: Walton's, 1969. Originally published in 1796.

Canadian Fiddle Tunes from Down East: The Music of Don Messer and his Islanders. Markham: JAL, 1991.

Captain S. Fraser of Knockie's Collection of Highland Music. Sydney, N.S.: 1982. Originally published in 1874.

Cook, Matthew. The Night in the Kitchen Collection. Dominion, N.S.: Vanmarkin, 1996.

Cooper, Paul. Mel Bay's Complete Irish Fiddle Player. Pacific: Mel Bay, 1995.

Cranford, Paul. Brenda Stubbert's Collection of Fiddle Tunes. Englishtown, N.S.: Cranford Publications, 1994.

Cranford, Paul. Jerry Holland's Collection of Fiddle Tunes. Englishtown, N.S.: Cranford Publications, 1988. Cassette included.

Cranitch, Matt. The Irish Fiddle Book: The Art of Traditional Fiddle-Playing. New York: Music Sales, 1993.

Crozman, John and D. Marshall. Fiddletunes: The First Collection. Calgary: Marshall Crozman, 1991.

Crozman, John and D. Marshall. Fiddletunes: The Second Collection. Calgary: Marshall Crozman, 1991.

Darley, A. W. and P. McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. Cork: Ossian, 1984. Originally published in 1914.

Don Messer's Way Down East Fiddlin' Tunes. Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1948.

Don Messer's Square Dance Tunes. Toronto: Canadian Music Sales, 1952.

Don Messer Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes. Toronto: Thompson Music, 1981.

Don Messer's Barn Dance Breakdowns. Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1954.

Donald Angus Beaton's Cape Breton and Scottish Violin Music. Port Hawkesbury, N.S.: 1987.

Dunlay, Kate and David Greenberg. Traditional Celtic Violin Music of Cape Breton. Toronto: DunGreen, 1996.

Farrell, Mike. Cape Breton Medleys: Scottish Violin Music by Jimmie Maclellan. Westport, Ontario: The Word Smith, 1992.

Feldman, Allen, and Eamonn O'Doherty. The Northern Fiddler. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1979.

Fiddling in Canada. Special Issue of Canadian Folk Music Bulletin. Vol. 19, No. 3. September, 1985.

Flaherty, Bernard. Trip to Sligo. B. Flaherty: Boyle, Co. Roscommon, 1990.

Forbes, Watson. Scottish Fiddle Music. Book 1. Aylesbury, Bucks: Roberton, 1988.

Furey, Ted. The Ted Furey Collection of Irish Traditional Tunes. Vol. 1. Dublin: Banshee, 1992.

Gaimh, Caoimhin. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes...A Compilation of Irish Tunes Played at Seattle Sessions. Seattle: Fish House, 1995.

Gatherer's Musical Museum: Being a Choice Selection of Scottish Melodies. Edinburgh: Pigpipe, 1987.

Garrison, Virginia Hope. Traditional and Non-traditional Teaching and Learning Practices in Folk Music: An Ethnographic Field Study of Cape Breton Fiddling. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1985.

Gibbons, Roy. Folk Fiddling in Canada: A Sampling. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1981.

Guest, Bill. A Hundred Fiddle Tunes in Down East Style. Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1980.

Hardie, Alastair. The Caledonian Companion. Edinburgh: The Hardie Press, 1992.

Hardie, Bill. A Scots Fiddle Collection. Edinburgh: The Hardie Press, 1986.

Harding's Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances. Canada: Frederick Harris, n.d.

Hebert, Donna. The Grumbling Old Woman. Amherst: rudegirl, 1995.

Holland, Jerry. Jerry Holland's Collection of Fiddle Tunes. Expanded and Revised. Little River, N.S.: Cranford, 1992.

Hunter, James. The Fiddle Music of Scotland. Edinburgh: Chambers, 1979.

Jones, Edward. Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes: Traditional Fiddle Tunes From England, Ireland & Scotland. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1992.

Keane, Sean. Fifty Fiddle Solos. New York: Conway Editions, 1990. Cassette included.

Kelly, T. C. Irish Tunes Arranged for Violin and Keyboard. Volumes I and II. Cork: Ossian, 1984.

Kennedy, Peter. The Fiddler's Tune-book. Saugerties, NY: Hargail, n.d.

Kerr's Collection of Reels and Strathspeys, etc. Glasgow: J. S. Kerr, n.d.

Krassen, Miles. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. New York: Oak, 1976.

Leadley, Lawrence: The Fiddler of Helperby: The Life and Music of a Yorkshire Fiddler. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea: Dragonfly, 1994.

Lerwick, Alan. The Kilted Fiddler. Fullerton, CA: Centerstream, 1984.

Levey, R. M. The First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland. Dublin: Waltons, 1965.

Little, Jason. Scottish and Cape Breton Fiddle Music in New Hampshire. East Alstead, N.H.: 1979.

Loesberg, John. An Irish Tunebook. Parts One and Two. Cork: Ossian, 1986.

Lyth, David. Bowing Styles in Irish Fiddle Playing. Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, 1981.

MacAoidh, Caoimhin. Between the Jigs and the Reels: The Donegal Fiddle Tradition. Nure, Co. Leitrim: Drumlin, 1994.

MacDonald, Dougie. Fiddle Tunes. Mabou, NS: Mabou Communications, 1993.

Macdonald, Keith Norman. The Skye Collection of the Best Reels and Strathspeys Extant. St. Paul's Island, 1979. Originally published in 1887.

Macgillivray, Allister. The Cape Breton Fiddler. Sydney: College of Cape Breton Press, 1981.

Maclellan, John A. Bagpipe Music for Dancing. London: Paterson's Publications, 1966.

Macquarrie, Gordon F. The Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies for the Violin. Medford, Mass: J. Beaton, 1975. Originally published in 1940.

Marshall's Scottish Melodies. Harrisville, N.H.: Fiddlecase Books, 1978. Originally published in 1822.

McConachie, Jack. The Speyside Collection of Scottish Country Dance Music. London: Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, 1960. In two volumes.

McCullough, Lawrence. Irish Music in Chicago: An Ethnomusicological Study. University of Pittsburgh: 1978.

McNulty, Pat. Dance Music of Ireland. Cork: Ossian, 1991.

Miller, Randy, and Jack Perron. New England Fiddler's Repertoire. Peterborough, N.H.: Fiddlecase Books, 1983.

Miller, Randy, and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Harrisville, N.H.: Fiddlecase Books, 1977.

Mitchell, Pat. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. Dublin: Mercier, 1977.

OCanainn, Tomas. Traditional Music in Ireland. Cork: Ossian, 1993.

OCanainn, Tomas. Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland. Cork: Ossian, 1995.

O'Neill, Francis. Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody. Dublin: Mercier, 1980. Originally published in 1922.

O'Neill, Francis. The Dance Music of Ireland. Dublin: Walton's, n.d.

One Thousand Fiddle Tunes. Chicago: M.M. Cole, 1967.

O Riada, Sean. Our Musical Heritage. Mountrath, Ireland: Dolmen, 1982.

Orme, Jeanine. The Fiddlin' Workshop. Salt Lake City: Sugarhouse, n.d.

O'Suilleabeain, Michael. Innovation and Tradition in the Music of Tommie Potts. Belfast: Queen's University, 1987.

Peoples, Tommy. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. Dublin: Soodlum's, 1986. Cassette included.

Perlman, Ken. The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island. Pacific: Mel Bay, 1996.

Phillips, Stacy. Fiddle Case Tunebook: British Isles. New York: Amsco, 1989.

Potter, Harold. Edwards Dance Folio. New York: Edwards, 1946.

Reiner, David and P. Anick. Old-Time Fiddling Across America. Pacific: Mel Bay, 1989.

Reiner, David. Anthology of Fiddle Styles. Pacific, Mo.: Mel Bay, 1979.

Russell, Micho. The Piper's Chair: A Collection of Tunes, Songs and Folklore. Cork: Ossian, 1993.

Ryan, Sean. The Hidden Ireland. Copyright: Brian Ryan, n.d.

Scottish Fiddle Tunes. Cork: Ossian, 1985.

Shaeffer, Arling. Barn Dance. Chicago: M.M. Cole, 1933.

Shears, Barry. The Gathering of the Clans Collection. Halifax: Taigh Na Ciuil, 1991.

Skinner, J. Scott. The Scottish Violinist. Glasgow: Bayley and Ferguson, n.d.

Sky, Patrick. Ryan's Mammoth Collection: 1050 Reels and Jigs, Hornpipes, Clogs, Walk-arounds, Essences, Strathspeys, Highland Flings and Contra Dances, with Figures, And How to Play Them. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay, 1995. Originally published circa 1883.

Smash the Windows: Francis Mcpeake's Tin Whistle Tutor. Belfast: Appletree Press, 1981.

Sullivan, Anthony. Session Tunes. Macclesfield, Cheshire: Halshaw, n.d. Volumes 1, 2, 3.

Swarbrick, Dave. Takes a Bow. London: Island, 1978.

The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. New York: Oak, 1982. Originally published in 1912.

The Complete Works of O'Carolan. Cork: Ossian, 1989.

The Trip to Windsor Collection: The Music of Dan R. MacDonald. Volume 2. Port Hawksbury: Cameron, 1994.

Timpany, John. And Out of His Knapsack He Drew a Fine Fiddle: An Introduction to the Technique of English Fiddling. London: The English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1973.

Townsend, Graham. Graham Townsend's 30 Canadian Fiddle Tunes. Markham: Music Box Dancer, 1994, Cassette included.

Walker, Alexander. A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, Etc. Little River, N.S.: 1991. Originally published in 1866 in Aberdeen.

Walker, Alexander. A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, Etc. Englishtown, N.S.: Cranford, 1997.

Whitcomb, Ed. Canadian Fiddle Music: Volume I. Ottawa: Dr. Ed Whitcomb, 1990.

Williamson, Robin. English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes. New York: Oak, 1976.

Woods, Sylvia. 40 O'Carolan Tunes for All Harps. Los Angeles: Woods Music, 1985.