The Left Handed Fiddler reel

Also known as The Left-Handed Fiddler.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Left Handed Fiddler has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Left Handed Fiddler has been added to 94 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Left Handed Fiddler
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d | cAce {g}a2(ed) | cAEA GBBd | cAce aefd | ecdB cAAd |
cAce {g}a2 (ed) | cAEA GBBG | AcBd cedf | ecdB cAAg |
~a2 (Aa) caAa | caAa BcdB | ~a2 (Aa) caAa | BcdB cAAg |
~a2 (Aa) caAa | caAa BcdB | AEcA dBec | fdge aA [A2E2] ||
# Added by Gard .
X: 2
T: The Left Handed Fiddler
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
c |:BGBd g2(dc) | BGDG FAAc | BGBd gdec | dBcA BGGc |
BGBd g2 (dc) | BGDG FAAF | GBAc Bdce | dBcA BGGf |
|:g2 dg Bgdg | Bgdg ABcA | g2 dg Bgdg | ABcA BGGf |
g2 dg Bgdg | Bgdg ABcA | BGcA dgfe | dBcA BG G2 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

Th Left Handed Fiddler

One of J. S. Skinner’s compositons.

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Scott Skinner wrote this for his father who had lost a finger in an accident,and re-learned the fiddle left handed.Not an easy task.

The Left Handed Fiddler

According to J Murdoch Henderson, this tune was named after George Taylor of Aberdeen. George Taylor had a son, also George, also a left-handed fiddler, and also celebrated in a tune on this site: https://thesession.org/tunes/3578

The Left Handed Fiddler, X:3

The first bar of the last line needs a note changing. Yes, yes, I know - but that ‘hiccup’ sounds good when you’re playing this as fast as it should be.