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Red Haired Boy fiddle tune (or Little Beggar Man) Play-through

This is a quick play-through so you can learn the melody. Hum along and practice your air-bowing. If you know it really well you can play along. This is apparently a traditional Irish tune, but the music I’m using is The American Fiddle Method by Brian Wicklund, published by Mel Bay. Also check out this beautiful old tv spot of the Clancy brothers singing this song posted on youtube: