Monday, September 19, 2016

Shetland 101

I recommend A-Z of Shetland for a humorous look at the islands,
A-Z of Shetland

and a lovely introduction to Shetland dialect by poet Christine deLuca:
Shetland dialect

Hurra fur da Fiddler Lang may he live Tae dra da bow Never may he die!
(‘A Toast to the Fiddler’ - Shetland, anonymous)
Reinventing 'Springs'   (article on Shetland fiddling)

A sample of Shetland fiddle:
Tom Anderson, Catriona MacDonald, Peerie Willie Johnson

Aly Bain and Willie Hunter

Catriona MacDonald

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Frenzy Concerts 2016

A feast of fiddling every evening for listening and dancing.
Among the many:

Hummelskju with Astryd Jamieson (L),
Adam Johnson (C), and Kaela Jamieson (R)

Shetland Fiddler's Society

Clinkin' Fiddles

Violet Tulloch, Aly Bain, Phil Cunningham