Peerie Hoose under da Hill (Da)

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PEERIE HOOSE UNDER DA HILL, DA (The Little House Under the Hill). Shetland, Shetland Reel. Shetland, Nesting (district of Mainland Shetland), Whalsay and Skerries. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A traditional reel, "well known over the most of the country districts of Shetland" (Anderson). The reel appears to be a distanced version of James Oswald’s “Little House Under the Hill (2).” Pat Shuldham-Shaw made a field recording of the tune being played by fiddler Peter Fraser in Lerwick, Shetland. Peter Cooke (1986) identifies the reel as from the Nesting district, while Whalsay and Skerries are listed as areas it was played in an Viking Society article ("Old-lore Miscellany of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness and Sutherland," Jan, 1913, vol. VI, Part 1, p. 8).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anderson (Ringing Strings), 1983; p. 92.

Recorded sources: Inver Records, Pete Clark and Ron Shaw - "Jig of Chance" (2013). Thule Records SLP116, The Shetland Fiddlers - "Shetland Fiddlers on Stage" (197?).

See also listing at:
Hear Tom Anderson play the tune at Tobar an Dualchais [1] [2]




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