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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Peter Duggan wrote:
I love Shetland music.
Since you mention it, any suggested listening for an introduction to Shetland music?


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Hmmm, depends if you want classic source material or shiny modern recordings, and not sure we should get into too big a digression on Doc's CP, but...

You want fiddle, and you could do (a lot) worse than start with The Silver Bow by Tom Anderson & Aly Bain (which I've heard referred to in Shetland as 'the Bible') and Scottish Tradition 4: Shetland Fiddle (which is old School of Scottish Studies recordings). I've got both and, while there are better recorded, more modern options than either, they're true classics.

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When I noticed you posted Ben, I was afraid you had locked the thread. I remember the last TSC thread discussion and it being locked. I'll just leave it with my original post. Which was :shock:

Edited as I said "you'll want to hear these clips" but just realized that you did get to hear them.

Yes I did.

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Mr.Gumby wrote:
Mna na hEirreann


That's presumably the Scottish version :)

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Peter Duggan wrote:

The Silver Bow by Tom Anderson & Aly Bain

Scottish Tradition 4: Shetland Fiddle (School of Scottish Studies)

true classics.


Yes true classics indeed. Those are two of my all-time favourite albums, of any genre!

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Tunborough wrote:
introduction to Shetland music?

If you're seriously interested, you can download Peter Cooke's out-of-print book with audio examples, but these (showing their age!) taped excerpts aren't something you're going to sit down and listen to like an album. Peter was my lecturer at Edinburgh University and I'm back in occasional touch with him through his participation in the Lowland and Border Pipers' Society Facebook group.

(NB The book download's just scanned pages in a PDF, but the audio examples are individual files.)

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Peter Duggan wrote:
If you're seriously interested, you can download Peter Cooke's out-of-print book with audio examples.
Interested only as a listener, not as a player, and the two albums you pointed me to were an excellent resource for that. After a number of lessons with Cape Breton fiddlers, I had to concede that I wasn't going to shine as a fiddle player.


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Well, I don't play fiddle, but love the music and am interested both for its own sake and to see what I can apply to my own flute playing etc. So try to learn from the characteristic bowing styles and internal rhythms rather than just treat it as generic ('Irish flute' style?) trad. I find Shetland music to sit and articulate well on flute, but don't play it so much on whistle, though (to get back to the thread subject!) Talbert appears to have given it a go.

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Shetland music on whistle : I had a go once upon a time............................

https://youtu.be/_QGbFOrrACQ

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Love Shetland tunes as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gomRHICqUAI

I love Kevin Henderson’s album Greenland Agin
And the Aly Bain Ale Moller recordings.

Thanks for the Cooke link Peter.
And great playing Kenny enjoyed that clip.

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A second sample:

Moon of Tibet

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Doc Jones wrote:
A second sample:

Moon of Tibet

This is what I get:

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Can't scan file for viruses

"Moon Of Tibet 11-26-17.wav" (74 MB) exceeds the maximum file size that Google can scan. This file might harm your computer, so only play this file if you understand the risks.


Probably harmless, but it doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

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Nanohedron wrote:
Doc Jones wrote:
A second sample:

Moon of Tibet

This is what I get:

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Can't scan file for viruses

"Moon Of Tibet 11-26-17.wav" (74 MB) exceeds the maximum file size that Google can scan. This file might harm your computer, so only play this file if you understand the risks.


Probably harmless, but it doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

I got the same message ... but played it anyway. I should have heeded the warning.

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It plays for me (after mentioning that the file's too big to scan for viruses).

Here's the url

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GXr9PK ... Wl4xI/view

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Doc Jones wrote:

Yeah, it's just the same thing all over again. I'll ignore the warning anyway and give it a listen.

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