Ahint Da Daeks O’ Voe reel

Also known as Ahint Da Daeks O Voe, Ahint Da Deakes O’ Voe, Ahint Da Dykes O Voe, Ahint Da Dykes O’ Voe, Da Daeks O’ Voe, Da Dykes O’ Voe, Da Dykes O’Voe.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Ahint Da Daeks O’ Voe has been added to 2 tune sets.

Ahint Da Daeks O' Voe has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Ahint Da Daeks O' Voe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABAF D2AB |cBcG EC C2 |ABAF D2 de |1 faea fd d2 :|2 faea fdde||
fdfd edBA |d2 fd efg/f/e |d2 fd edBA |faea fdde|
d2fd edBA |d2 fd efg/f/e |d2 fd edBA|faea fddB||
X: 2
T: Ahint Da Daeks O' Voe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ABAF D3A |c2cA BGBG |ABAF D3g|1 fage d3B:|2 fage d3e||
|:fdge ^cdeg|fdge fdge|fdge ^cdeg|1 fage d3e:|2 fage d4|]

Three comments

Another Shetland ‘trowie tune’ apparently - like "Benort da Dæks o’ Voe", submitted yesterday. There are several versions about. This one is much like the one played here:


Elsewhere on that site you get the story:

"A fiddler returning home from a wedding in the afternoon was carried away by trows [trolls, fairies] behind the dykes of Voe. He was released after what he reckoned was three hours but turned out to be three days. He had learned a fiddle tune, ‘Ahint da Daeks o Voe’."

There are a few versions on that site, including one from Tom Anderson:


"Some say da De’il is dead,
And some say he’s no,
Some say he’s casting peats
Ahint da daeks o Voe."

2nd setting

learned from Catriona MacDonald.

Ahint da daeks o’ Voe

What a great tune - couldn’t be anything else but a Shetland tune by its style. As a Northumbrian piper, I’m definitely going to add it to the tunes I play.