Annotation:Faroe Rum

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X: 1 T: Faroe Rum O: Shetland R: reel S: handwritten MS Z: 2005 John Chambers <> M: C| L: 1/8 K: D |: "D"A(A2F) ABd(B | "D"AF)FD "A7"E2(FG) | "D"A(A2F) ABde | "A7"fafe "D"d2[f2d2] :| |: "A7"e(AcA) e(AcA) | "D"ABde f2af | "A7"e(AcA) e(AcA) | "A7"e(gfe) "D"d2d2 :|

FAROE RUM. Shetlands, Shetland Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was in the repertory of the locally infulential Shetland Fiddle Band, and therefore has a wide currancy in those Islands. Tom Anderson (1978) identifies it as a reel from the time when a thriving Cod fishing industry was extent on Faroe Island, and tobacco and rum were smuggled to the Island for "home consumption." Anderson explained how Shetland fiddlers play the reel in this interview segment [1].

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Topic 12TS379, Aly Bain & Tom Anderson - "Shetland Folk Fiddling, vol. 2" (1978). Kevin Henderson - "Fin da Laand Ageen" (2011).

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