The Left Handed Fiddler reel

Also known as The Left-Handed Fiddler.

There are 15 recordings of this tune.

The Left Handed Fiddler has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Left Handed Fiddler has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
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 .
2
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

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.