Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Gypsy music in Shetland

Jack Campin 29 Aug 09 - 08:34 PM
Jim McLean 30 Aug 09 - 12:26 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Gypsy music in Shetland
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 08:34 PM

While tinkering around with my modes totorial
http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/Modes/
I came across a weird coincidence.

X:0
T:Da Scallowa Lasses
G:Shetland reel
M:C|
L:1/8
Q:1/2=104
K:ADor
Aa-af    efed|cdef gagd|Aa-af efed|cABG A2BG |
Aa-af    efed|cdef gagd|Aa-af efed|cABG A2A2||
BE (3EEE c2cA|dedB gfed|ea-ag efed|cABG A2A2:|

X:0
T:Magyaroska
S:S. Balogh, Moldvai Hangszeres Dallamok, Etnofon, 2001
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=192
K:AMin
A2 a2|a g2 f/e/|defd|   e c2 B |
AA ag|a g2 f/e/|defd|[1 e2 e2:|\
                     [2 ee ^fg||
gf`ed|d c2 B/A/|BGAB|   cd``e^f|
gf`ed|d c2 B   |GABG|   A2 A2:|

I'd say they are simply variants of the same tune; I think just about anybody would see them as similar. But they're from opposite ends of Europe: one from Shetland and the other from eastern Romania (and fairly widespread in greater Hungary).

The sharpened leading notes in the Magyaroska suggest possible Gypsy influence to me, and if Gypsy musicians ever travelled to Shetland that might explain it. Did they?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Gypsy music in Shetland
From: Jim McLean
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 12:26 PM

Jack, we know the Swedes travelled extensively in Europe so maybe they brought the melody back. They used Turks and all types from what was Bohemia/Magyars as mercenaries in the Swedish army during the 17th century wars in Germany. A link, possibly.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 20 July 5:26 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.