Kevin begins his course of Shetland tunes by looking at a traditional piece from the island of Whalsay, called “Da Caald Nights O Winter”. This Post is only available to subscribed
Traditional & Contemporary Shetland Music
Learn some fantastic tunes from the islands to the far North
The Traditional & Contemporary Shetland Music course is for those players wishing to expand their repertoire with tunes unique to the Shetland Isles. The course is pitched at Intermediate and slightly above level of ability.
Learn the history of the tunes, before the different types of bowing and embellishments often found in Shetland music.
Course Syllabus & Structure
|Da Caald Nights O Winter||25m 25s|
|Da Fields O Foula||34m 48s|
|Da Aith Rant||36m 42s|
|Da Bixter Rant||29m 09s|
|Da Silver Bow||39m 15s|
|Da Scallowa Lasses||19m 39s|
|Heave & Go||18m 23s|
|Da Back Reel||26m 39s|
|Da Westside Brides March||30m 49s|
|MORE COMING SOON!|
Each lesson is split into 4 or 5 clips depending on the type of tune.
This could be:
1. A Brief Intro and Play Through
2. A tutorial on the ‘A’ Section
3. A tutorial on the ‘B’ Section
4. A tutorial on ornamentation.
Your Tutor -
Kevin Henderson is regarded as one of Shetlands finest fiddle players and is in hot demand playing with some of the best known groups and musicians in the folk music scene. He is a founding member of award winning Shetland powerhouse, Fiddlers’ Bid, has been a member of folk music legends, Boys of the Lough, since 2001, a member of Scottish super group Session A9 since 2004 and co-founded the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc in 2009.
The next tune in Kevin’s course on Contemporary and Traditional Music from Shetland is a traditional jig called “Da Fields O Foula”. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Kevin moves on to one of the few jigs in the Shetland repertoire, reputedly written by the Trows, the little people who live underground… This Post is only available to subscribed
Kevin turns his attention to a great traditional reel in G Major called “Da Bixter Rant”, no doubt named after a festive gathering in the village of Bixter! This Post is
Kevin teaches what is called a “Listening Tune” in Shetland – a tune from the playing of the late, great Peter Fraser. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Kevin moves on to look at his version of a great traditional reel from Shetland called Da Scallowa Lasses. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Kevin next looks at a 2/4 March in G Major called Heave and Go. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
The next piece is a brilliant reel from Shetland in D Major, simply called Da Back Reel. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Kevin next focuses his attention on a Bridal March from the West side of Shetland he learnt from the playing of Peter Fraser. This Post is only available to subscribed members.