Introduction to Irish Fiddle

Introduction to Irish Fiddle with Tom Morley

In this workshop for beginning & intermediate fiddlers new to the Irish style, I'll present a short history of Irish fiddling, and teach several representative tunes (jig, reel, polka) from the Irish fiddlers’ standard repertoire. In addition, I'll show bowing styles and ways of ornamenting notes for that authentic Irish sound. Tunes will be taught from a combination of written sheet music (provided), and some playing by ear. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A as well. A fun way to get started in the "mighty" world of Irish traditional fiddling!

The capacity for this class is 16 students. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

Class Materials Needed

A fiddle and some experience playing.

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level


About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.

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The class will meet for two daily 120-min live online sessions at 1 pm ET | 10 am PT | 18:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on January 14.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Introduction to Irish Fiddle
Tom Morley

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: Students may cancel their enrollment and request a refund by contacting 30 days or more before, students receive a 95% refund to cover credit card fees. Between 30 and 5 days before class, students receive a 75% refund. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of start. Class materials kit fees are non-refundable.

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Tom Morley

Tom Morley

D'Addario Artist Tom Morley’s career spans over thirty years and a host of genres. He’s played Celtic, Bluegrass, classical, swing, Americana, and Country Honky-Tonk, earning an RIAA Certified Gold Record award for his work with “new traditionalist” country artist John Anderson.

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