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LUCKY CAN YOU LINK ONY. AKA - "Lucky Can Du Link Ony." AKA and see "Ca' the Stirks (Frae Out the Corn)." Shetland, Reel. Shetlands, Unst Island. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. The late Lerwick fiddler, composer and collector Tom Anderson (1978) explained the title as meaning an invitation to dance in the Shetlands - i.e. "Lassie can you dance."

Source for notated version: "collected by F.R. and T.F. from James Scollay of Burravoe, Yell" [Flett & Flett].

Printed sources: Flett & Flett (Traditional Dancing in Scotland), 1964; p. 221.

Recorded sources: Greentrax Records FTX-068, John Scollay - "Da Mirrie Boys" (Various artists. Shetland tunes recorded in July, 1952, by Pat Shaw from older Shetland fiddlers). Greentrax Records, Fiddler's Bid - "Hamnataing" (1999). Topic 12TS370, Aly Bain & Tom Anderson - "Shetland Folk Fiddling, vol. 2" (1978).

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




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