Shetland Lullaby/Wren Song
In 4/4, this tune has to be given a dance category, but it is a lullaby and therefore to be played slowly. It appears in Katherine Campbell’s out of print book about Scottish Fiddle Traditions (as does a less familiar version of Garster’s Dream, from Shetland also). I thought "Wren Song" might refer to the ‘hunting the wren’ tradition found in Celtic countries (December 26th!), but apparently this isn’t found in Shetland. The indigenous Shetland wren is a bit bigger than other wrens and well-liked.