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The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles

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This is a comprehensive description of one of the liveliest fiddle-playing traditions in the world, Shetland Isles from 1970-80. Dr Cooke examines the repertory and playing style of different communities and evolution from Nordic tradition to Scottish. Many music examples and photographs illustrate the text and an accompanying cassette provides extracts from performances. 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.

Good condition, no dustjacket, boards are faded in places from sunning.

Item details

Author(s):
Cooke, Peter
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521268559
ISBN-13:
9780521268554
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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This is a comprehensive description of one of the liveliest fiddle-playing traditions in the world, Shetland Isles from 1970-80. Dr Cooke examines the repertory and playing style of different communities and evolution from Nordic tradition to Scottish. Many music examples and photographs illustrate the text and an accompanying cassette provides extracts from performances. 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.

Good condition, no dustjacket, boards are faded in places from sunning.

Author(s):
Cooke, Peter
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521268559
ISBN-13:
9780521268554
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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