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 Theme code Index    1H1H3H6 72H72H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Shetland/Orkney
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    SCOTLAND(Shetland/Orkney)
 Structure    AA'BB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Tom Anderson & Tom Georgeson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Da Mirrie Dancers
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 12
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1970
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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X: 1
T: Vallafield
C: trad Shetland
R: reel
N: Learned from Pam Swing, 1984
Z: John Chambers <>
B: Tom Anderson "Ringing Strings" 1983
B: Tom Anderson and Tom Georgeson, 'Da Mirrie Dancers' 1970
N: Tom Anderson's writes:
N: This is the only trowie tune we know of from Unst.  The story goes that a man
N: heard  it  on his way home one evening when he stopped to have a smoke in the
N: shelter of Gullahammer at the south end of Vallafield. The music seemed to be
N: coming  out of the face of the rock and was very eerie.  Belief in those days
N: was that cold steel fended off evil spirits, so he  reached  for  his  pocket
N: knife. As his fingers touched the steel, the music stopped. He still retained
N: the tune in his memory, so when he got home he could  sing  it  over  to  his
N: daughter who played the fiddle.
M: C|
L: 1/8
K: C
   G | "C"c2e c2e | "Am"ecA A2A | "G"Bcd dBG |1 "G"Bcd dBG :|2 "C"c3 c2 |]
|: d | "C"cBA "G"GAB | "G"dBA B2G | "C"cBA "G"GAB | "C"cBA "G"GAB |
  y3 | "G"dBA B2G | "G"dBA B2G | "C"cBA "G"GAB |"C"c3 c2 :|

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