New lesson – ‘Cáilín na Gruaige Doinne’

Hello friends, As we are now getting into the Autumn months and back to school, I’ve decided to post a beautiful slow-air (fonn mall) for you to learn called Cáilín na Gruaige Doinne. The title translates as The Girl with the Brown Hair. This is one of my late father’s favourite pieces and also my…

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A New Lesson – some serious bowing!

Hello, Now to some serious bowing with this new video of the famous strathspey, Stirling Castle. If practiced well, this lesson will help you with your bow control and dexterity. Slow down the video and take your time, there’s no rush. Give all the notes the right time and build on it like that. Loop…

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Dhá ríl – two reels to say thank you.

Two reels performed by Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Hi fellow fiddlers, I would like to share these two reels with you as a thank you for taking this online journey with me. Remember, if you have any questions about the tunes or technique, just leave a comment on the lesson page and I’ll be happy to help. Your feedback is always very helpful.…

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July frolics

Na Mooneys live at Errigal Arts Festival - streamed online

Just to let you know that my family band Na Mooneys have new compositions which will be played on the Earagail Arts Festival page, An Sruthán during July.]We were supposed to host our own Summer School in Gaoth Dobhair, Co Donegal this July, so hopefully we will get a chance to do it next year.…

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One Month Done – congratulations! 👍

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh le fidil

Hello fellow fiddlers 🎻, Well that month wasn’t long passing! I am delighted that you have joined me here on my online fiddle lessons! There are fiddlers from Donegal, Dublin, New York, New Mexico, Japan, California, England, Korea and around the world learning since my website went live on May 17th – such an eclectic…

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A Few Tips

Fiddle classes with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Hello fellow fiddlers 🎻, I just want to give you a few tips now that you have started these classes with me. Practice daily Keep playing the new tunes you have learned. Repetition is good for finger work and bowing. Don’t rush the tune. Learn it very slowly initially and there’s no rush to play…

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