The Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Society’s Welcome To The Shetland Islands reel

Also known as A Shetland Fiddler’s Welcome To The Cape Breton Symphony, Cape Breton Fiddler’s Welcome To Shetland, The Cape Breton Fiddler’s Welcome To Shetland, Cape Breton Fiddler’s Welcome To The Shetland Islands, The Cape Breton Fiddler’s Welcome To The Shetland Islands, The Cape Breton Fiddler’s Welcome To The Shetland Isles, The Cape Breton Fiddler’s Welcome To The Shetlands, Cape Breton Fiddlers Welcome To Shetland, The Cape Breton Fiddlers Welcome To Shetland, Cape Breton Fiddlers Welcome To The Shetlands, Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Society’s Welcome To The Shetland Islands, Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Society’s Welcome To The Shetland Isles, The Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Society’s Welcome To The Shetland Isles, Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Welcome To Shetland, The Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Welcome To Shetland, The Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Welcome To The Shetland Islands, Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Welcome To The Shetland Isles, The Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Welcome To The Shetland Isles, Cape Breton Symphony’s Trip To The Shetlands, The Cape Breton Symphony’s Trip To The Shetlands, Cape Breton Symphony’s Welcome To The Shetland Isles, Cape Breton Symphony’s Welcome To The Shetlands, The Cape Breton Symphony’s Welcome To The Shetlands, Cape Breton Visit To Shetland, The Cape Breton Visit To Shetland, Cape Breton Welcome To Shetland, Cape Breton’s Welcome To The Shetlands, Shetland Fiddler’s Welcome To Cape Breton, Shetland Fiddler’s Welcome To The Cape Breton Symphony, Shetland Island Welcome, Welcome To Shetland.

There are 32 recordings of a tune by this name.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Society's Welcome To The Shetland Islands
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EC(3CCC DCB,C|A,B,CE FECE|FBBA BcBA|Bffe f(3fffg|
ac(3ccc eA(3AAA|cBAF EC(3CCC|FGAF Eaaf|1 ecBc A2AF:|2 ecBc A2fg||
|:ae(3eee efed|ce(3eee fece|bffe fgfe|defd B2fg|
ae(3eee efed|ce(3eee fece|1 fdge afed|cdBc A2fg:|2 fdec dBcA|Bagf eAGF||
"variations"
|:EC(3CCC DCB,C|(3CCC3B, CE(3EEE|FBBA B2AB|cffe f(3fffg|
ac(3ccc ecAB|cBAF EA,CE|FAAF Eagf|1 ecdB A2AF:|2 ecdB Aefg||
|:aeed efed|cAce aece|bffe fgfe|defd Befg|
aeed efed|cAce aece|1 fAgA afed|cdBc Aefg:|2 fAgA afec|Bagf edcB||
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X: 2
T: The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Society's Welcome To The Shetland Islands
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
fg|ae(3eee efed|ce(3eee fece|bffe fgfe|defd B2ed|
cdBc ABGA|FGEF DECD|BCDE FABc|defg a2||
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X: 3
T: The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Society's Welcome To The Shetland Islands
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AF | EC~C2 ECB,C | A,B,CE FECE | FBBA BcBA | Bffe f2fg |
ac~c2 eA~A2 | cBAF EC~C2 | FGAF Eaaf | ecBc A2 :|
|: fg | ae~e2 efed | ce~e2 fece | bf~f2 fgfe | defd B2fg |
ae~e2 efed | ce~e2 fece | fdge afed | cABG A2 :|
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X: 4
T: The Cape Breton Fiddlers' Society's Welcome To The Shetland Islands
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dB B2 cBAB|GABd edBd|eAAG ABAG|Aeed e3f|
gB B2 dG G2|BAGE DB B2|EFGE dgge|1 dBAB G2GE:|2 dBAB G2ef||
|:gd d2 dedc|Bd d2 edBd|aeed efed|cdec A2ef|
gd d2 dedc|Bd d2 edBd|1 ecfd gedc|BcAB G2ef:|2 ecdB cABG|Agfe dGFE||
"variations"
|:dB B2 cBAB|B3A Bd d2|eAAG A2GA|Beed e3f|
gB B2 dBGA|BAGE DGBD|EGGE DGFE|1 dBcA G2GE:|2 dBcA Gdef||
|:gddc dedc|BGBd gdBd|aeed efed|cdec Adef|
gddc dedc|BGBd gdBd|1 eBfB gedc|BcAB Gdef:|2 eBfB gedB|Agfe dcBA||
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Seven comments

A fine tune I’ve been hearing quite often. It was composed by Willie Hunter from Shetland.

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There’s a fancy variation to the ending which can be played last time round on the repeat of the B-part:

fg|ae(3eee efed|ce(3eee fece|bffe fgfe|defd B2ed|
cdBc ABGA|FGEF DECD|BCDE FABc|defg a2||

This tune was written by the late Willie Hunter

I know a slightly different variation of this tune from the eponymous debut album by the Scottish group The Iron Horse, played in a brilliant set with Morag’s No. 2, The Lintie and a fourth tune which for some reason get’s no mention on any of the album descriptions I just looked up! Having confirmed that neither Morag’s No. 2 nor The Lintie are listed on The Session (and having only found the Session today), I will undertake to submit abc transcriptions of these tunes as soon as I can…

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