Welcome to Beginners Traditional Irish Fiddle
All of our tunes are easily explained, and progress gradually to incorporate new bowing patterns and techniques. After watching / hearing a tune being played you will learn it in easy to follow phrasing and bowing patterns, which you can then practice before moving onto the next phrase. Rónán has taught these tunes to many people around the world using these very methods - we hope you find them easy to use and enjoyable. Please feel free to ask questions as you go. Your feedback is very welcome and will enhance your learning experience. Bain sult as do chuid cheol.
The Anatomy of Your Fiddle
This well know March, The Dawning of the Day composed by Thomas Connellan, a Sligo Harpist in the 17th Centuury, is a great tune for getting started on the fiddle. It is also the air to the popular song, On Raglan Road, written by Patrick Kavanagh.
Port a chum Rónán i 2011 nuair a bhí sé ag múineadh ranga 2 i nGaelscoil Liatroma, Cora Droma Rúisc agus iad ag déanamh a gCéad Chomaoineach. Written by Rónán in 2011 for 2nd Class, in the local Gaelscoil in Carrick-On-Shannon 2011.
'Is Feidir Linn' was composed by Rónán Regan around the time President Obama visited Ireland in 2011. He began composing this tune during the Dali Lama's visit to Ireland earlier the same year and put the second part to it during Barack's trip.
Scríobh Rónán an port seo ar an 23ú Éanair 2014 le haghaidh ranga 6, Scoil Eoin Pól II, Inis Mór a bhíodh ag déanamh a gComh Neartú i mbliana. Bhí sé ag sheint ceol le Einne Ó Mainnín agus tháinig an port air. Rónán wrote this tune after a session of music in Tí Regan with his good friend, flute player Enda Manion. He wrote it for Confirmation class, Scoil Eoin Pol II.