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X:1 T:Shelder Geö S:Tom Anderson M:C| L:1/8 R:Shetland Reel B:Anderson - Ringing Strings (1983, p. 85) K:Dmix c|A2 (AG) EGAB|[c2e2]([ce]A) cGGc|{Ac}A2 (AG) EGAG|(Ad)dc d2 d-:| e|cdeg a2g2|ecgc ecgc|cdeg a2g2|fdad fdad| cdeg a2g2|ecgc ecce|a^fge fde^c|(Ad)d^c (d2d)||

SHELDER GEÖ. AKA - "Sheldor Geö," "Shalder Geö." Shetland; Shetland Reel. Shetland, district of Nesting. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. "A 'shelder' is the local name for an oyster catcher, and 'geo' is the name for an inlet" (Boys of the Lough). "A traditional reel describing the sound of the Oyster Catcher called Shelders in Shetland (from the Norse tjaldr or tjaldur). Shelder Geö is a place in the North of Shetland where the Shelders nest" (Anderson).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Anderson (Ringing Strings), 1983; p. 85. Boys of the Lough, 1977; p. 17. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 118, p. 76.

Recorded sources: - Topic 12TS379, Tom Anderson & Aly Bain - "Shetland Folk Fiddling, vol. 2" (1978). Transatlantic TRA 311, Boys of the Lough - "Lochaber No More."

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

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