The Teetotaller is an Irish reel that is a popular addition to many Irish and Scottish sessions. The tune is also called The Temperance Reel (and probably has a few other names, as do many Irish tunes). It’s also a popular tune in North America at bluegrass and fiddle sessions.
This tune is a reel, so traditionally it’s played at a fairly brisk tempo, but don’t get ahead of yourself. Learn it measure by measure, memorize it and play it slowly. Fast will come.
Listen to The Teetotaller for mandolin:
I’ve included another version of this tune in the Bluegrass section of this website as “The Temperance Reel”. You should definitely try them both! They are the same tune, so you have the possibility of a few different variations.