Eynhallow Soond reel

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Eynhallow Soond has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Eynhallow Soond
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
DEEB, B,GFD|A,B,DA, B,DA,B,|DEEB, B,GFE|FADB FEE2:|
ABe2 efed|BABd BAFD|EBe^d efe=d|BABd e3f|
gbfa egfe|dBAd BAFD|DEEB, B,GFE|FADB FEE2:|
2
X: 2
T: Eynhallow Soond
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
deeB Bgfd|ABdA BdAB|deeB Bgfe|fadb fee2:|
ABe2 efed|BABd BAFD|EBed efed|BABd e3f|
gbfa egfe|fedf edBG|deeB Bgfe|fadb fee2:|

Six comments

Eynhallow Soond

This is an opening reel of the album "Huldreland" by Wrigley sisters from Orkney, and composed by Jennifer, a fantastic fiddler.

Originally found at JC’s tune finder, but unfortunately it is just named after the composer’s family name, so I decided to post the tune here with the correct title.

Really fine reel with some northern flavor, but the original version cannot be played on my instrument, so I arraged like this:

deeB Bgfd|ABdA BdAB|deeB Bgfe|fadb fee2:|
ABe2 efed|BABd BAFD|EBed efed|BABd e3f|
gbfa egfe|fedf edBG|deeB Bgfe|fadb fee2:|

Still great.

Terrific tune! The Wrigleys aren’t to be missed—smooth fiddling full of heart and extra tasteful guitar accompaniment. Great sense of humor too.

Posted .

And they have great accents!

Re: Eynhallow Soond

Eynhallow is an uninhabited Orkney island close to the island of Rousay. The soond’s the stretch of sea between the two islands and it has a tide race which is powerful. E’hallow has a ruined church/monastic building. Once a year in summer you can visit E’hallow by Orkney Ferry in the evening when it stays very light till late. It’s uninhabited but there is a house where folk from RSPB stay to do some monitoring of bird life. A beautiful place! And I think Jenny Wrigley captures the whirl of the sea in her tune.

Re: Eynhallow Soond

The Wrigley Sisters have published a very good book of their tunes, most by Jenny but some by Hazel. You can buy it at the Reel, Broad Street, Kirkwall. (they have a music shop behind the café where they have sessions on Saturdays). Or you could go to their website. (Their phone no. is 01856-871000).

By the way, Karen Tweed started a slow session on a week-day fairly recently.