Shetland Rose reel

By Esko Järvelä

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Shetland Rose has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Shetland Rose
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
M:3/4
d2|cA (3AAA BA|F3E FG|AG AB cd|B4 d2|
cA (3AAA BA|F3E FG|AGAc BG|A4:|
|:e2|f2 dc de|f3e fg|a2 AB Bc|c3d Bd|
c2 FEFG|A3B cd|(3efe dc dc|B4 e2|
f2 dc de|f3e fg|a2 ga ba|e3f ed|
cA (3AAA BA|F3E FG|AG Ac BG|A4:|
2
X: 2
T: Shetland Rose
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d2|cA (3AAA BA F2-|FEFG AGAB|cd B4 d2|
cA (3AAA BA F2-|FEFG AGAc|BG A4:|
|:e2|f2dc def2 -|fefg a2 AB|Bcc2-cdBd|
c2 FE FG A2-|ABcd (3efe dc|dc B4 e2|
f2 dc def2-|fefg a2ga|bae2-efed|
cA (3AAA BAF2-|FEFG AGAc|BG A4:|

Two comments

Shetland Rose

This great tune, written by Esko Järvela after a trip to Shetland, is very much a mashup of the styles of Finland and Shetland. It’s a cross between a reel and a polska, and can be beat either in 3 or in 4 depending on how you feel, as shown in the two different but identical transcriptions. It’s named after the Shetland Rose: not a flower, but the name for empty beer cans found at the side of the street in Shetland.