The Shetland Molecule reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Shetland Molecule has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Shetland Molecule has been added to 88 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Shetland Molecule
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: AB | cAFA E2 AB | ce (3eee fecB | BAFA EFAc | B2 Bc B2 AB |
cAFA E2 AB | ce (3eee fece | a2 ae f2 af |[1 ec B2 A2 :|[2 ec B2 A2 de ||
|: f3 e f3 g | afge f3 g | afec ABce | f2 ec B2 AB |
cAFA E2 AB | ce (3eee fece | a2 ae f2 af | ec B2 A4 :|
X: 2
T: The Shetland Molecule
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: GA | BGEG DE GA | Bd (3ddd edBA | AGEG DEGB | A2 AB A2 GA |
BGEG DE GA | Bd (3ddd edBd | fg gd e2 ge |[1 dB AB G2 :|[2 dB AB GA Bd ||
|: e3 d e3 f | gefd e3 f | gedB GABd | e2 dB A2 GA |
BGEG DE GA | Bd (3ddd edBd | g2 gd e2 ge | dB A2 G4 :|

Seven comments

Shetland Molecule

Written by John McCusker? This how we play it at the Fiddle Group in Oxford, not quite the same as on his CD Yella Hoose. We follow it with Frank’s Reel.

Thanks for this one. My daughters attended a Master class led by John McCusker last Saturday in Derby (free) and he taught them this tune.
He didnt give them the dots, but they have played it all week anyway. I very nice tune

Cathy

G natch, not G sharp?
i haven’t heard the tune, but i like it, so i just wanna be sure.
—j

It’s a G# the tune is in A major not D major as written. Sorry Steve W, the notes are fine but the key signature is wrong. :)

You’re right, my mistake, sorry. :-) I can’t seem to edit the key though?

Playing in G major

it can also be played in G major, that’s easier on a D whistle, for those who aren’t used to fingering a G#, the tune would be written just one note lower than what’s written in the sheet music with a C nat instead of sharp of course

Another key

X: 1
T: Shetland Molecule, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Daj
|: GA | BGEG DE GA | Bd (3ddd edBA | AGEG DEGB | A2 AB A2 GA |
BGEG DE GA | Bd (3ddd edBd | fg gd e2 ge |[1 dB AB G2 :|[2 dB AB GA Bd ||
|: e3 d e3 f | gefd e3 f | gedB GABd | e2 dB A2 GA |
BGEG DE GA | Bd (3ddd edBd | g2 gd e2 ge | dB A2 G4 :|