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 http://davidkaynor.com
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.