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Noctambule: “A Sweetish Tune”

Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor play the title track from their recently released Noctambule album.

19th-Century German Fiddle

Peghead Nation Irish Fiddle instructor demonstrates his favorite instrument and his Christopher English bow.

1922 Gibson A Mandolin

Marla Fibish demonstrates the family heirloom that has been a central part of her musical voice for over 30 years.

1993 Lowden O-25c

San Francisco Bay Area songwriter/guitarist Kyle Alden demonstrates the Lowden that’s been his main guitar for more than 20 years.

Watch Marla Fibish’s Facebook Live Video

Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish recently played tunes and fielded questions from her students during a Facebook Live event. Here's a replay of that 30 minute event.

Dale Russ: “Farewell to Ireland”

Our Irish Fiddle instructor plays the popular four-part reel in the Peghead Nation studio.

1914 Gibson H-1 Mandola Demo and Mini-Lesson

Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish demonstrates her vintage mandola and talks about her preferred tuning and some of the techniques and chord voicings she uses.

Irish Fiddle with Dale Russ Coming Soon!

Dale Russ is joining the Peghead Nation staff to teach Irish Fiddle beginning in mid-September.

Welcome to Irish Fiddle

You can use this page to give me feedback, ask questions about lessons, and request tunes for future lessons.

Dale Russ: “The Custom Gap”

Renowned Irish fiddler teaching Peghead Nation’s new Irish Fiddle course.

Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist Is Now Live!

Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist.

Irish Mandolin with Marla Fibish Is Now Live!

Peghead Nation adds to its mandolin instruction lineup with a course on playing Irish music taught by Marla Fibish.

Welcome Irish Mandolin Players!

Thank you for joining me in my Irish Mandolin course! I'm looking forward to helping you learn how to play this beautiful music on mandolin.

Oisín McAuley and Brittany Haas: “The Spey in Spate”

The acclaimed Irish fiddler plays a Scottish fiddle favorite with Peghead Nation’s Fiddle Styles instructor.

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