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Thread #123081   Message #2949505
Posted By: GUEST,Katedu
21-Jul-10 - 11:25 PM
Thread Name: Sea shanties for fiddle
Subject: RE: Sea shanties for fiddle
I meant to add that in Peter Cooke's "The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles" we hear that "...each Greenland ship used to carry a fiddler, sometimes a Southerner, sometimes a Shetlander, to play to the men while at work to enliven them."