Galley Watch (Da)

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GALLEY WATCH, DA. Shetland, Shetland Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Bain): AABB (Anderson & Georgeson, Brody, Martin, Shuldham-Shaw). A typical Shetland Reel, known throughout the islands, collected and preserved by the Shetland Folk Society. Anderson & Georgeson (1970) note there were many versions of this traditional tune, some known by other titles.

Source for notated version: Boys of the Lough (Ireland/Scotland) [Brody]; John Stickle (1875-1957, Unst, Shetland) [Cooke, Shuldham-Shaw].

Printed sources: Anderson & Georgeson (Da Mirrie Dancers), 1970; p. 21. Bain (50 Fiddle Solos), 1989; p. 38. Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 115. Cooke (The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles), 1986; Ex. 14, p. 64. Martin (Traditional Scottish Fiddling), 2004; p. 18. Pat Shuldham Shaw ("A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957", Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society), vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962; p. 145.

Recorded sources: Philo 2019, Tom Anderson and Aly Bain- "The Silver Bow" (1976). Rounder 3006, Boys of the Lough- "Second Album" (1974).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]




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