The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles

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CUP Archive, 1986 - 158 pages
This is a comprehensive description of one of the liveliest fiddle-playing traditions in the world. It is both an historical and a contemporary study based on Peter Cooke's intensive fieldwork among Shetland musicians during the period 1970-80. It examines the repertory and playing style of the different communities of fiddlers and traces the stages by which a distinctive Nordic musical tradition has become more and more Scottish. Most importantly, perhaps, Dr Cooke discusses in the closing chapter the question of how it is that such a high proportion of menfolk in the islands become competent on what many music educators would class as a 'difficult' instrument. Many music examples and photographs illustrate the text and an accompanying cassette provides extracts from performances.
 

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Yell
41
3
50
Musical style
94
function and aesthetics
118
Recollections of a Shetland wedding by a
130
John Hoseasons music notations
145
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