Auld Restin' Chair (Da)
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AULD RESTIN' CHAIR, DA. AKA - "Resting Chair (The)." Shetland, Slow Air (4/4 time). B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed by the Shetland teacher, collector, composer and fiddler Tom Anderson, in memory of his grandfather, who first taught him the instrument. There is a photograph of Anderson's grandparents in Anderson & Swing's Haand Me Doon da Fiddle, along with the note:
Dis is a slow air o' me ain at I composed in 1968 whin I fan at Hamnavoe, whaur me grandfather bedd, da brucks o' da auld resting chair dat he sat upo whin he wis learnin me ta play da fiddle.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Anderson & Swing (Haand Me Doon da Fiddle), 1979; p. 33 .
Recorded sources: Recorded sources: BM-91, Buddy MacMaster – “Glencoe Hall.” Cottey Light Industries CLI-903, Dexter et al - "Over the Water" (1993). GN1, Joe Thoma - "Up the Track: Traditional Music from Kenmare." Green Linnet SIF-1051, Jackie Daly, Seamus & Manus McGuire - "Buttons and Bows" (1984). Topic Records, Tom Anderson & Aly Bain - "The Silver Bow" (1976).