Da Road To Houll reel

Also known as Da Road Ta Houll, Da Road To Houll, The Road To Houll.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Da Road To Houll has been added to 1 tune set.

Da Road To Houll has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Da Road To Houll
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|:d2 fd A2 dA|GABG E2 FG|A2 A2 ABcd|f2 e2 e2 A2|
d2 fd A2 dA|GABG E2 FG|A2 A2 ABAG|1 F2 D2 D2 A2:|2 F2 D2 D2 fg||
a2 af d2 dA|BABd A2 F2|G2 B2 ABcd|f2 e2 e2 fg|
a2 af d2 dA|BABd A2 F2|G2 B2 ABAG|F2 D2 D2 fg|
a2 af d2 A2|BABd A2 F2|G2 B2 ABcd|f2 e2 e2 A2|
d2 fd A2 dA|GABG E2 FG|A2 A2 ABAG| F2 D2 D2 z2||

Four comments

Da Road Ta Houll

A Shetland reel composed by the late Tom Anderson - fiddler, teacher, composer.

Da Rodd Ta Houll

Houll is a place on the small Shetland island of Whalsay, though I couldn’t swear that is the only place of that name in the Shetland Islands.

Da Road Ta Houll

On Track 5 of https://thesession.org/recordings/display/257/comments.

In "Haand Me Doon Da Fiddle" Tom Anderson says "Dis tun was written in 1936 whin I came up to Unst to visit a schoolmaister friend o’ mine. It happened it dat moarnin wis da prizegiving an I was axed to play at it. I guid fir a walk an da tun cam in me head. Da place I wis walkin ower wis caaed da Houll Road bit I tocht da Road ta Houll soonded better"

Re: Hurlits

An arrangement for fiddle ensemble (2 fiddle lines, cello, and chords) is available in Weaver MacFarlane’s Choon Book, a free download from cracklingsmarts.com.

(Actually, it isn’t yet. Send an email to graeme@cracklingsmarts.com if you want to receive a pdf of the arrangement. It is available to listen to in Soundcloud, though, and will be included in the next release of the Choon Book, probably by early October 2017.)

Audio file of this arrangement is available on Soundcloud (just search for Weaver MacFarlane).