Souters of Saltry

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SOUTERS OF SALTRY. Shetland, Shetland Reel. From the district of Whalsay, Shetland. "There was also a tune which entered the Shetland repertoire called ‘Souters of Saltry’, named after a Scotsman living in a place called Saltry in Alaska and perhaps written by a Shetlander involved in the fur trade there"[1]


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  1. F. Wilkins, "Da Merry Boys O Greenland: Explorations into the Musical Dialogue of Shetland’s Nautical Past", Folk Music Journal , vol. 11 , no. 2, 2017.
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