Full Rigged Ship (2) (Da)

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FULL RIGGED SHIP [2], DA. AKA and see "New Rigged Ship (3) (Da)." Shetland, Listening Piece (triple meter). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CC' (Cooke, Martin & Hughes). Popularized by Tom Anderson, who explains the little hesitations and sudden melodic turns as evocative of the motion when a fine sailing ship mounts the ocean swell, pauses and dips its bow again. It is often followed without a break by the reel "New Rigged Ship (2) (Da)", says Peter Cooke[1]. The Shetland jig "Naked and Bare" is supposed to refer to a ship without sails or rigging.

Source for notated version: Peter Fraser (Walls, Shetland) [Cooke].

Printed sources: Cooke (The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles), 1986; Ex. 39, p. 92. Martin & Hughes (Ho-ro-gheallaidh), 1990; p. 30.

Recorded sources: Topic 12TS379, Aly Bain & Tom Anderson - "Shetland Folk Fiddling, vol. 2" (1978).




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  1. Cooke, The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles, 1986, p. 92