The Shetland Fiddlers’ Society strathspey

Also known as The Shetland Fiddler’s Club, Shetland Fiddler’s Society, The Shetland Fiddler’s Society, Shetland Fiddlers Society, The Shetland Fiddlers Society.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Shetland Fiddlers’ Society has been added to 1 tune set.

The Shetland Fiddlers' Society has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Shetland Fiddlers' Society
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3[A,A]>[B,B][Cc] |[D2d2] [D2d2] F>AD>A | (3d>cB (3A>Bc d>AF<D | E2 E>F G>Be>d | (3cde (3B>cd c<AAF |
D2 D>A F>AD>A | (3d>cB (3A>Bc d>AF<D | G>BE>G F>ADF | (3E>FG (3A>Bc dD D ||
g |(3fed (3e>dc d2 A2 | d>f (3efg fddf | (3gfe (3fed eBGB | (3cde (3B>cd c<AA>g |
(3fed (3e>dc d>AF>A | d>f (3efg fdAF | (3GAB (3E>FG (3FGA (3D>EF | (3E>FG (3A>Bc dD |]

Four comments

"The Shetland Fiddlers’ Society Strathspey" by Ronnie Cooper

AB, 16 measures ~ I’ve placed this between repeats |: ~ :| just so it would… 😏

"Ronnie Cooper WeeK & the Shetland Appreciation Society" 😉

Ronnie Cooper, 1934-1982, Shetland musician & composer ~ the man & his music, including links to more of his compositions…

"The Shetland Fiddlers’ Society Strathspey" ~ Ronnie Cooper

Apologies if this transcription is at all ‘rough’. The recording I had to transcribe from was poor quality, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, but the swung triplets are real. The rhythmic variations were close to those played, and despite the quality a lot of time was given to try and get things as close to right as possible. Only a few minor variations were given, actually, maybe only one, where a bar repeated, bars 1 & 5 of the B-part…

I quite like this strathspey, but it seems I am generally inclined to favour the inspirations of Ronnie Cooper’s muse, and Shetland music in general, lovely stuff…

Q: 1/4 = 95 - 100 bpm

Slower than the midi takes it here…