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.
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