Da Norna reel

Da Norna has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Da Norna
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d3 f edBd|AGFE D3 E|FEFA BABd|AFED CEAc|
dcdf edBd|AGFE D2 A2|BdBG AFEG|1 F2 D2 D2 Ac:|2 F2 D2 D2 g2||
fdbd adfd|BAGB A2 F2|GFGB Adcd|BE^GB A3 g|
fdBA GABd|AFBF G2 Ac|dAFA GBAG|F2 D2 D2 g2|
fdbd adfd|BAGB A2 F2|GFGB Adcd|BE^GB A3 c|
d2 df edBd|AGFE D2 A2|BdBG AFDE|F2 D2 D2||

Two comments

Da Norna

I understand this was a composition of the late, great Shetland fiddler Davy Tulloch. This is an attempted transcription from a recording of the playing of the wonderful Bryan Gear. I understand the tune was named after a fishing boat.


Tune plays quite well in dotted (crocheted) hornpipe time, which is consistent with the "3 quarter notes" figure that ends each 8-bar cadence, and reinforced by the appearance of the II-chord (G-sharps of the E7 chord) in B4 and B12.