Up And Doon Da Harbour reel

Also known as Oot And In Da Harbour, Up An’ Doon Da Harbour.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Up And Doon Da Harbour has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Up And Doon Da Harbour
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:ABcd e2dc|Bgg2 BAGB|ABcd e2ed|^cABG A2A2:|
|:Aaa2 edcA|Bgg2 BAGB|Aaa2 edcd|^cABG A2A2:|

Six comments

Up an doon da harbour

Another great Shetland reel - Jenna Reid pairs this nicely with Delting Lasses (#8060) on the CD ‘Da Homin’ - I derived this transcription from JC tunefinder

The key is ambiguous, as both c nat and c# appear, so it could be A mix

Here’s some info from Ibiblio:

UP AND DOON DA HARBOUR. Shetland, Reel. A Minor/Mixolydian. Standard. AABB. Source for notated version: J. Irvine via Tom Anderson (Shetland) [Anderson & Georgeson]. Anderson & Georgeson (Da Mirrie Dancers), 1970; pg. 19. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 121, pg. 77.

Not bad

Not a bad tune at all… simple. I have listened to Shetland stuff enough to know what it is and the similarities and differences compared to other styles, but I am wondering with a tune this simple and straight forward, what kind of ornamentaion, would be used? Drones, rolls, syncopation?

Good Stuff!

I like this!

The first couple of bars sound a bit like another good A minor reel called Miss Shepherd’s!


Posted .

i play this tune with a "dotted" rythn and some drones (also the occasional flick of the 3rd finger too!) just depends how i want it to sound =]

Re: Up And Doon Da Harbour

It’s funny, I learned this tune by ear in 1994 as a young girl in 1992, and only now did I find out it has a name! 😉