Resources for Teaching and Learning Fiddle
Megan Beller began teaching violin lessons and fiddle lessons while still in high school and continued after conservatory as an instructor a...
The easiest way to tell whether or not a strathspey is Irish is that there's no such thing as an Irish strathspey!The strathspey genre originates in the strath (valley) of the river Spey - in Scotland. The Bretoners have been at it long enough with the Scottish music (that's where they came from) that they write their own strathspeys; and smashing good they are, too. Lime Hill leads beautifully into Castle Newe, another great Cape Breton strathspey.
There are strathspeys in Donegal!
Thanks! I'm filing this under "things I should know, and I'm glad someone told me!".-Megan
Megan--This is a really cool website! I teach fiddle and violin online, and I love what you have done with the sheet music and your sound file. You sound GREAT too!--Lorawww.RedDesertViolin.com
Hello Megan, I am so glad that I found your website!! I just joined a fiddle club 6 weeks ago, and I am very bad with the counting notes. Last night, the Director threw this Lime Hill Strathpey song to us to play but the music sheet is so blurry. So I am happy I can practice with your video clip and your music sheet is much easier to read!