Learning the tunes

Although it’s great to pick up tunes by ear, that doesn’t work for everyone.  Many of the tunes we play on a given night are in books–one of The Portland Collections, The New England Fiddlers Repertoire, or one of the Waltz Books.  You can also find an abundance of transcriptions  at

Sometimes we do an audio, like this (the link will take you to Dropbox, but you don’t have to sign up or sign in to listen):  French tune from Cynthia, title something like Les fils de mon pays; a WW1 tune, I think.