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’.