And we have a winner: the lovely Shetland air Da Slockit Light. Composed in the Sixties by fiddler Tom Anderson, this was once a session favorite in my neck of the woods.
Here’s what - to me - is the seminal version by Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas.
And a wonderful version on Hayden concertina.
Another, this time on strings and piano, with gorgeous harmonies.
On nyckleharpa and Northumbrian pipes, a pretty strange combination, I think we can all agree.
And a nice version from Japan.
Here's some notation to get you started. If you want more and use ABC, The Session offers several different settings. A Wiki article on Tom Anderson offers some some of the haunting background of the tune. And a somewhat different explanation of its origins here.
I've heard it played with the characteristic Scottish "snap," but some musicians smooth it out; notation on the Web has it both ways. It's most commonly played in D, but choice of key is entirely up to you.
This is a very concertina friendly tune; let's see what turns up! Beginners, you're more than welcome to participate; advanced players, give us versions we can all learn from!
Edited by Jim Besser, 30 April 2015 - 09:54 PM.