Wheena Burn (Da)

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X:1 % T:Wheena Burn, Da S:John Stickle (1875-1957, Lerwick) M:3/2 L:1/8 Q:"Moderate" N:Q=80 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. 142. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin {cB}!fermata!c3A|\ M:2/2 L:1/8 BEC2 GDGE|GCCG cGEC|D2D2 EF{EF}ED| M:3/2 L:1/8 |1 E2A2!fermata!A4:|\ M:2/2 L:1/8 |2 E2A2A3B||c2c2 cded|cde^f e2 dc| Bc d2 dedc|Bc d2 edcB|A2 AB{cB}c2 cd| e2e2 {EF}E3D|EDCD EDCB,|\ M:3/2 L:1/8 A,2 A2 A4||



WHEENA BURN, DA. Scotland, Air (3/2, 2/2 time). Scotland, Shetland Isles. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Anderson): AA'B (Shuldham-Shaw). Pat Shuldham-Shaw records that Wheena Burn was the stream the fed the water mill. "The initial wh was pronounced gutturally like the chw at the beginning of many Welsh words"[1] Tom Anderson thought the tune was "a very good description of a mill burn. Played slow it could well be another mill tune"[2].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anderson (Ringing Strings), 1983; p. 49.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Friedemann Stickle (b. 1780's, Unst) via John Stickle (1875-1957, Unst, Lerwick) [Shuldham Shaw].

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. 138.

Recorded sources: - Heritage SYH002, "Shetland's Young Heritage: Bridging the Gap" (1997). Tutl ‎HJF 44, Kristian Blak - "Shalder Geo (Tjaldursgjógv" (1997).



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  1. 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. 138.
  2. Tom Anderson, Ringing Strings, 1983, p. 49.