Ronnie Cooper Week ~ one of his waltzes ~ “Ronas Voe”
The Fiddler’s Companion Website ~ Andrew Kuntz
RONAS VOE. Shetland, Waltz. G Major. Standard. One part. Composed in the 1950’s by Shetland accordion and piano player Ronnie Cooper, and recorded with the group "Hamefarers," which included Scottish fiddler Willie Hunter. Matthiesen (Waltz Book II), 1995; pg. 54. Thule Records, The Hamefarers - "The Hamefarers" (c. 1950’s).
Another ABC transcript:
Ronas Voe ~ the geography of it
“Ronas Voe” by Ronnie Cooper ~ G & D
Alright, alright, I got a little carried away with the D version, so here it is bare bones:
T: Ronas Voe
C: Ronnie Cooper
O: Shetland Islands
K: D Major
|: F2 G2 |
A6 | f4 c2 | e2 d4 | A4 d2 | B4 d2 | e4 d2 | f6- | f2 F2 G2 |
A6 | f4 c2 | e2 d4 | d4 f2 | e6 | e4 B2 | e6- | e2 F2 G2 |
A6 | f4 c2 | e2 d4 | A4 d2 | B4 d2 | e4 d2 | f6- | f4 A2 |
B6 | c6 | d6 | g6 | f4 A2 | f4 e2 | d6- | d2 :|
Discussion: Ronnie Cooper Waltzes
# Posted on May 25th 2007 by Bren
Good man C
Sorry I was late getting around to this Swift, other requests and distractions… I hope this is a reasonable transcript for you. I hope you’ll forgive my flurries in the D-zone…
“Sunset Over Foula” ~ another waltz by Ronnie Cooper
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on June 13th 2007 by ceolachan.
These waltzes are often found in the company of one another…
More on Ronnie Cooper, 1934-1982, and his music
~ including links to more of his compositions…
Haha, not at all, very impressive in fact. I should probably sit down and crack this ABC thing, there’s a good few tunes I’ve wanted to post myself.
“The Starry Nights Of Shetland” ~ waltz, another possibly companion
Key signature: C & D Major
Submitted on June 15th 2007 by you.
I look forward to your future contributions Swift…