The Shetland Fiddlers’ Society strathspey

By Ronald Cooper

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

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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…

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"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…