Black Hat (Da)

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 Theme code Index    1H327bL 1H62H3H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Shetland/Orkney
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    SCOTLAND(Shetland/Orkney)
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Tom Anderson & Tom Georgeson
 Book/Manuscript title    Mirrie Dancers (Da)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 23
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1970
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BLACK HAT, DA. Shetland, Shetland Reel. Shetland, Unst. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A traditional tune from the Tingwall area of the Shetlands, and named for the fiddler who played it who always donned a black hat when he played the instument.

Source for notated version: W. Manson and A. Peterson (Shetland) [Anderson & Georgeson].

Printed source: Anderson & Georgeson (Da Mirrie Dancers), 1970; p. 23.

Recorded sources: Front Hall 018, How To Change a Flat Tire - "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland" (learned from Tom Anderson). Green Linnet GLCD 3105, Aly Bain - "Lonely Bird" (1996).