This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Calliope House" by Dave Richardson. BluegrassDaddy.com is your best source for Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of E
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Video #1: Here is a video of me performing the fiddle tune "Calliope House."
"Calliope House" was composed by Dave Richardson of the Boys of the Lough. In 1984, he composed this jig in honor of the Calliope House in Pittsburgh, the home of bagpipe instructor, George Balderose and the original home of The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. Richardson wrote the tune in honor of the house and the good times he had here while performing in Pittsburgh with the Boys of the Lough. The house reminded him of a house of musicians in Newcastle, England. The tune has caught on all over the traditional music world. It was recorded by Riverdance, Alasdair Fraser, Kevin Burke, Hamish Moore, Alasdair Gillies, the Waterboys, and many others. It is now a session tune in both Scotland and Ireland. (Calliope House)