Tunes and Tips
Here are the sets of tunes we commonly play at pub and house sessions. Left click a link to view in browser, right click and "save as" to download a file.
Cape Breton Fiddlers Association Tunes
The Cape Breton Fiddlers Association also maintains a list of sets they play for concerts and events. It's a good place to look for new tunes to learn. Check it out here. If you join the association you'll also be supporting fiddling in Cape Breton, be able to play with CBFA at concerts, and have access to extra practice resources.
To really capture the Cape Breton flavour of a tune, it is best to hear it played by a Cape Breton fiddler. Use Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index to locate publicly available recordings containing the tune you are interested in. The index also returns the first few bars of the tune in notation and midi, it is very helpful when you know a tune but can't quite get it started (it happens to us all!)