T: Da Foostra
A2GF Acd2|c2fA GFD2|F2AD FGAc|AGFG AG G/G/G:|
|:d2gf dfgd|f/f/f fd cdfc|d2gf dfg2|fdcA AGG2:|
Also known as Lucky Can You Link Ony.
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
Da Foostra has been added to 1 tune set.
Da Foostra has been added to 3 tunebooks.
from Grainne Hambly And William Jackson recording: “Music From Ireland & Scotland”
also on The Sliver Bow by Aly Bain & Tom Anderson
Any idea what the names for this tune refer to?
It was played by a Shetland fiddler called James Smith in the 19th century. His son wrote it down and named it “Da Foostra” after a sunken rock off the island of Unst. “Fuster” is apparently an old Shetland word meaning ‘foaming sea’. From the band “Da Fustra” who named themselves after the tune.