Rodd ta Houll (Da)

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RODD TA HOULL, DA. AKA - "Da Road to Houll." Shetland, Shetland Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Composed by Shetland collector, fiddler and teacher Tom Anderson (1910–1991) in 1936 for a school prize-giving in Haroldswick.
Tom Anderson
Haroldswick, or Harold's Wick, is the name of a sheltered bay and settlement on the east side of northern Unst in the Shetland Islands. It was named after King Harald of Norway whose fleet landed here in AD875 to support Norway's claim to Shetland. Houll is on the island of Fetlar.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Anderson & Georgeson (Da Mirrie Dancers), 1970; p. 31.

Recorded sources: - Olympic 6151, The Shetland Fiddlers' Society- Scottish Traditional Fiddle Music (1978). Philo 1051, Boys of the Lough - "Good Friends, Good Music" (1977). Topic Records, Curlew - "Fiddle Music of Shetland & Beyond" (1985).

See also listing at:
Hear Curlew's recording on youtube.com [1]



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