Da Hamnavoe Polka barndance

Also known as Da Hamnavoe, Hamnavoe, Hamnavoe Polka, The Hamnavoe Polka, The Hamnavoe.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Da Hamnavoe Polka has been added to 3 tune sets.

Da Hamnavoe Polka has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Da Hamnavoe Polka
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D | G2 F2 E2 D2 | A>B c/B/A d>B (3GBG | e2 d2 c2 B2 | A>BA>G F<A d2 |
G2 (3FGF (3EFE D2 | A>Bc<A d>B G2 | e<g- g2 d<g- g2 | G2 F2 G3 :|
|: d | g2 f2 e>f g/f/e | d2 B2 A>B c/B/A | G2 G2 G>AB>A | G2 A2 F3 d |
g2 f2 e>f g/f/e | d2 B2 A>Bc>A | G2 (3GGG G>A (3cBA | G2 (3FFF G3 :|
X: 2
T: Da Hamnavoe Polka
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D2 | G2 F2 E2 D2 | ABcA dB G2 | e2 d2 c2 B2 | ABAG FA d2 |
G2 F2 E2 D2 | ABcA dB G2 | e<g- g2 d<g- g2 | G2 F2 G2 :|
|: d2 | g2 f2 efge | d2 B2 ABcA | G2 G2 GABA | G2 A2 F2 d2 |
g2 f2 efge | d2 B2 ABcA | G2 G2 GABA | G2 F2 G2 :|

Three comments

“The Hamnavoe Polka”

Just continuing Ronnie Cooper and Shetland music appreciation week, which of course won’t end with the week…

I first learned this in the real world from the fiddling of Pam Swing and Tom Anderson. The transcript given is kept together with following the recording on "The Silver Bow" as well as referring to another recording of the two musicians mentioned. I’ve incorporated some possible minor variations too. Another transcription can also be found here:

"haand me doon da fiddle"
Tom Anderson & Pam Swing
The University of Stirling, 1979
ISBN: 0-901636-25-8

Tune # 34: Hamnavoe Polka

Again, curious, I thought this was already here too? :-/

“Hamnavoe Polka” ~ from the previously mentioned book:

"Dis is wan o’ da first tüns I learned fae me grandfather. He never kent da name o’t but I caa it "Da Hamnavoe Polka" cause dat wis whaur he bedd. I never heard it ony wye else ootside o’ Eshaness."

~ Tom Anderson, Shetland fiddler

“Da Hamnavoe Polka” ~ plain brown wrapper

X: 1134
T: Da Hamnavoe Polka
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: G Major
|: D2 | G2 F2 E2 D2 | ABcA dB G2 | e2 d2 c2 B2 | ABAG FA d2 |
G2 F2 E2 D2 | ABcA dB G2 | e<g- g2 d<g- g2 | G2 F2 G2 :|
|: d2 | g2 f2 efge | d2 B2 ABcA | G2 G2 GABA | G2 A2 F2 d2 |
g2 f2 efge | d2 B2 ABcA | G2 G2 GABA | G2 F2 G2 :|