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Doon the Burn Davie, 18 September 1974

Track ID : 72087

This tune 'Doon the Burn Davie' was used to conclude the Shetland Reel when it changed from 2/4 to 6/8. It was always performed in the Collafirth area as Tom Robertson remembered it. It was an old ...

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The Lasses o the Mill, 18 September 1974

Track ID : 72088

This reel, 'The Lasses o the Mill', was locally composed by Thomas Clark of South Benziegirt about 70 or 80 years before the time of recording [1974].

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Two girls drifted in a boat to Norway; years later, their so..., 13 April 1973

Track ID : 74304

Two girls drifted in a boat to Norway; years later, their sons returned to Unst speaking Shetland dialect. In the early 1800s two girls from Unst went to milk their cattle on the isle of Haaf Grun...

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Tall story about a press-ganged Shetlander at the Battle of..., 13 April 1973

Track ID : 74305

Tall story about a press-ganged Shetlander at the Battle of Waterloo. Andrew Irvine heard this story from his aunt, who was born at West-a-Firth on Yell. Robbie Henderson of Gloup, on Yell, was ...

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Anecdote about the first steam vessel seen in Yell and how p..., 13 April 1973

Track ID : 74307

Anecdote about the first steam vessel seen in Yell and how people reacted. The first steam vessel ever seen in Yell startled Andrew Irvine's grandfather, who was a youth at the time, and some olde...

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A wicked laird disrupted a church service; a curse was put o..., 13 April 1973

Track ID : 74308

A wicked laird disrupted a church service; a curse was put on him and the Devil took him. The house of Lund was occupied in the 1800s by a Scots laird called John Scott, who was a hard man and an ...

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Dutch smugglers in Shetland are pestered by the revenue cutt..., 13 April 1973

Track ID : 74310

Dutch smugglers in Shetland are pestered by the revenue cutter, and take their contraband ashore in a coffin. Norwick churchyard is in the centre of the village and, unusually for Shetland, has a ...

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Andrew Irvine recites his own poem about a local standing st..., 13 April 1973

Track ID : 74422

Andrew Irvine recites his own poem about a local standing stone. None know how long the standing stone has been there. Some say it was set down by an iceberg; others that it marks a prince's tomb ...

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A man captured a seal woman and made him his wife; she got h..., 13 April 1973

Track ID : 74424

A man captured a seal woman and made her his wife; she got her skin back and joined the seals again at the end of her life. A man and woman lived with their son and daughter in a croft by the sea....

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Shetland children were put to work in the fields for the lai..., 26 September 1974

Track ID : 76851

Contributors : Moncrieff, Ottie (7664)

Shetland children were put to work in the fields for the laird and didn't even get a meal break. Ottie Moncrieff's aunt was born in 1872, one of eight children. In those days, children of age twel...

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