Out and in the Harbour

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X:1 T:Oot an' in da Hairbour S:John Stickle (1875-1957, Lerwick) M:C| L:1/8 R:Shetland Reel Q:"Steady" N:Q=96-108 B:Pat Shuldham Shaw - "A Shetland Fiddler and His Repertoire: John Stickle 1875-1957" B:Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, vol. 9, No. 3, Dec. 1962, p. 138. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix A2 cA eAce|dcBA GE E2|EAcA eAce|dfed cA A2| EAcA eAce|dcBA GE E2|EAcA eAce|dfed cefg|| |:a2 ec adec|adec dBBe|{fg}a2 ec adec|1 dfed cAAe:|"Final"2 dfed cA A2||



OUT AND IN THE HARBOUR. AKA – "Oot an' in da Harbour," "Oot an' in da Hairbour." AKA and see: "Irish Shilling," "Muckle a Skerry in Three," "Muckle Skerry I' Tree." A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB' (Shaw). Pat Shuldham-Shaw remarks that the tune is widely known in Shetland, although it tended to be called "The Irish Shilling" on Whalsay. Regarding the other alternate title, "Muckle Skerry" is an island in the Pentland Firth, the largest of the Pentland Skerries, off the north coast of Scotland. However, the title "Muckle a Skerry in Three" makes reference to a fishing mead, according to Peter Cooke.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Collected by Patrick Shuldham-Shaw from the playing of Shetland fiddler John Stickle (1875–1957), July 1946.

Printed sources : - 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. 146.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Hear a 1974 field recording by Peter Cooke of the tune played by William Robertson at Tobar an Dualchais [1] [2] (as "Muckle a Skerry in Three").



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