T: Shelder Geo
c |: A2 AG EGAB | [e2c2] [ec]A cGGc | A2 AG EGAG |1 Addc d2 dc :|2 Addc d2 de ||
cdeg a2 g2 | ecgc ecgc | cdeg a2 g2 | ^fdad fdad |
cdeg a2 g2 | ecgc ecce | a^fge fde^c | Add^c d4 ||
Also known as Shalder Geo, Sheldor Geo.
There are 8 recordings of this tune.
Shelder Geo has been added to 2 tune sets.
Shelder Geo has been added to 8 tunebooks.
Traditional Shetland reel from Tom Anderson’s ‘Ringing Strings’ collection (p.85). He notes that Shelder Geö is a place in the North of Shetland where the Shelders (Oystercatchers) nest.
The oystercatcher is more commonly called a ‘shalder’ in Shetland - from the Norse ‘tjaldr’ or ‘tjaldur’.