This reel, “Da Slockit Light,” was composed by the renown Shetland fiddler Tom Anderson (), who composed over three hundred. Tom Anderson () was the Shetland Islands most influential fiddle composer and this is his most famous tune. In Cape Breton, Da. And for historical interest, handwritten scores, possibly by Tom Anderson himself: Slockit-light-1 Slockit-light Melody Harmony. Link (Midi or.

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Da Slockit Light

Thanks for combining the threads. I have never ever thought about the fact that there is no synonymous word in Standard English.

But we can see how good Da Slockit Light is and how it inspired folk? Again, sorry for the ignorance. Sounds liht as a reel. I remember a tale of where the tune came from, that Tom had driven out into the country at night and could see his village in the distance.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A year later when he died suddenly at the age of 48 his son remembered this and slocmit was played on Uillean pipes during the service. Da Slockit Light, Reel in D. Tom Anderson wrote the tune in Shetland, partly to honour his late wife. Pam with Tom produced another excellent little volume of music from the Shetlands, also highly recommended: Another way to look at it is that the fifth of D is A.


She provided background on the tune, as have others, and the story runs as follows:. I know nothing of Ed Pearlman and what else he has done. Is that an augmented fourth I dunno.

da Slockit Light

I also remember a second part by that fine American fiddler and fiddle teacher Pam Swing. John, I expect Jeremy has seriously considered slocklt, but there may be deep technical ds to do with the structure of the database why it has not happened yet. Tunes old and new collected together by the late Tom Anderson, the well respected fiddle player and teacher from Shetland.

I always thought it was a lighthouse, but found out a “Slockit” light is a “broken” one. A Shetland tune that was a favourite of the concertina player and singer Alan Cormack of Bristol UKljght well-known musician in local sessions and bands, who died recently at the age of Shetland Fiddle Tunes However the scores for the harmony part that I have seen show it as a Bb!

Da Slockit Light R: Different from the harmony we usually play in Scots Music Group: As he was leaving he looked back at the top of the hill leading out of the district and he saw so few lights compared to what he ca from his youth.

It seems ridiculous that they are listed in other categories e. Vanity prevailed and I wanted to post it as a new tune.


Learn how your comment data is processed. Then, as he stood there, the lights started to go out one by one. Ed Pearlman has performed, taught, and promoted fiddle music, particularly that of Scotland and Cape Breton for over 30 years. Augmented fifth – a bit strange. Membership is free, and it only takes a lighht to sign up.

By the way, there are a few Tom Anderson tune books around, lighh they are pretty hard to come by these days. Their family band www. He has worked with many of the top fiddlers from Scotland and Cape Breton.

Here is the abc transcription by Mary Lou Knack with added chords: Old age leads to loss of nous.

Da Slockit Light (D) |

DonaldK I think it is quite nice to be played on its slpckit but I take your point. Once, when asked about the tune, Tom Anderson recounted that he was leaving his birth-home of Esha Ness one cold January in It was after 11pm and with maybe a quarter-moon it was a rather dark night.

As you can imagine, “The Slockit Light”, and the meaning, a light extinguished or turned out, it has also ligut at funerals.