Farewell to Whalley Range

Farewell to Whalley Range is a popular slipjig by Michael McGoldrick, in F# minor. This is a slightly unusual key for fiddle tunes, so may take a little getting used to. But don’t worry – I’ll take you through the whole tune on the fiddle, phrase by phrase.

The name of this tune – Farewell to Whalley Range – comes from an area of Manchester, where McGoldrick had been living. He was moving away from the area, and wrote this tune as he was leaving, and so it got its name.

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It’s a really fun tune to learn, and has become a very popular session tune.

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