Winyadepla polka

Also known as Faider’s Tön, Winjadepla, Wynadebla, Wynadepla.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Winyadepla has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Winyadepla
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G/A/ |B2 d>G | B2 B>A | B/c/d- d>G | E2- E>D |
B2 d>G | B2- B>A | Bc dB |[1 A3 :|[2 G3 ||
|: d/c/ |B<G G2 | eg d>g | eg dg | B<G G>c |
[1 B<G G2 | eg d>g | e/f/g/e/ dB | A3 :|
[2 ef g>f | g/f/e dB | A2 B/c/d | A3 |]
X: 2
T: Winyadepla
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ce/A/ cc/A/| cA/A/ F>A | ce/A/ cc/A/ | c/d/e/c/ B>B :|
c/A/ (3A/A/A/ f/a/e/a/ | f/a/e/d/ c/A/ (3A/A/A/ | c/A/ (3A/A/A/ f/a/e/a/ | f/a/e/c/ B>B |
c/A/ (3A/A/A/ f/a/e/a/ | f/a/e/d/ c/A/ (3A/A/A/ | f/g/b/g/ a/f/e/c/ | {A}B2 B>A ||

Four comments

"Winyadepla" / "Faider’s Tön" ~ a trowie tön/tune 😉

"Da Merrie Dancers: A Book of Shetland Fiddle Tunes"
Compiled and edited by Tom Anderson & Tom Georgeson
Published by ~ The Shetland Folk Society, 1970
ISBN: 0-948276-02-9

page 13 ~ in A Major, with story

Other dots & ABCs ~

~ including the story from the book "Da Merrie Dancers"

Re: Winyadepla

Tom Anderson recorded a vigorous version of Wynadepla on The Silver Bow (1976) with Aly Bain, Trevor Hunter and David Tulloch. They play it in A with grace notes in the first part and snaps in the second.
The notes to the record say this trowie tune originated in Fetlar (East of Yell & South of Unst if that’s any help!).

Seven years ago I researched Shetland tunes for a gig and I came across this interesting piece of scholarship from Craig Mishler;
In 1993 he published a book about Athapaskan fiddlers (viz.; The Gwich’in of Yukon & Alaska) called The Crooked Stove Pipe.
The Gwich’in have a community dance called K’ooniit’aii ch’aadzaa (The handkerchief dance) and the tune they play for it, he reckons, is a version of Wynadepla (The Hudson Bay Company was active in the area and employed Shetland men).
Mishler’s book includes a score of what seems like a rather distant echo of the Fetlar tune (perhaps only the first part).
It is possible to have a peep at the dance on youtube as well.

Re: Winyadepla

There is a duplicate of this tune at:
with a slightly diffetent version, culled from Karlheinz Frank’ collection "Schottische Lieder und Balladen".