A practical guide to the art of Irish fiddle playing. 80 traditional tunes including reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and more, all complete with bowings and chords. Includes Bonnie Kate, Brian Boru's, Sonny Brogan's Mazurka, The Butterfly, The Chicago Jig, The Cup of Tea, Jenny's Chickens, Paddy Clancy's, Ballydesmond Polkas No. 2 and more!
A collection of airs and dances from the North Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland performed on fiddle with piano and guitar.
Bonnie Rideout, an internationally-acclaimed performer, is a three-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion. She performs, teaches and judges at Scottish fiddle competitions and workshops throughout North America. Bonnie resided at Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland when she did the original research which led to this historic recording, �Soft May Morn." Total time 55:13 minutes.
Inspired by the Celtic circles of ancient Scotland, Bonnie paints a musical picture through time, joining the heavens and earth to the cycles of everyday life. Performed on Scottish fiddle with gold medal piper Eric Rigler on the Great Highland bagpipe, Scottish smallpipes and uileann pipes. Also accompanied by guitar, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer, bass and bodhran. Includes North Highland tunes from the Patrick McDonald Collection, 1784, pipe marches, strathspeys, jigs and reels, laments and traditional favorites.