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The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles.

Peter Cooke's study of fiddle music in Shetland

Shetland fiddlers Bobby Jamieson and Willie Henderson

We are pleased to to publish this book online with the permission of the publishers Cambridge University Press who  printed it as one of the series Cambridge Studies in Ethnomusicology in 1986. This was essentially the author's PhD thesis completed at the University of Edinburgh in 1982.  The book has long been out of print despite requests from many  scholars and fiddle music enthusiasts - especially Shetlanders - for it still to be available. 


The book is delivered below as a Zip file alongside the 34 accompanying tracks released on cassette with the original publication. Please use the link to download it. Should you experience any problems please use the email below to report the issue and request assistance. The download should start automatially on clicking the link.


Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles - Book and Music