Headlands (Key of A)

This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Headlands." BluegrassDaddy.com is your best source for Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!

Genre: Shetland March
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of A

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This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Headlands." BluegrassDaddy.com is your best source for Bluegrass, Old-Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!

This is an online fiddle lesson for the tune "Headlands." BluegrassDaddy.com is your best source for Bluegrass, Old-Time, Celtic, Gospel, and Country fiddle lessons!

This strasthspey was composed by Shetland accordion player Ronnie Cooper. I was introduced to this tune by Leahy, who perform it as the first song of their "Cape Breton Medley" on their Live CD. It was also recorded by Natalie McMaster on her "A Compilation" CD, and by Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham in "Another Musical Interlude."

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Best Online Fiddle Lessons Forums Headlands (Key of A)

This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Great Scott Great Scott 2 years ago.

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  • #7090

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is a Fiddle Camp favorite. I know you will enjoy “Headlands!”

    https://bluegrassdaddy.com/headlands-march-fiddle-lesson/

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    #9903

    Beau
    Participant

    Great song…

    Do you happen to have the tablature showing the low notes like some of your other songs do? the 2L, and 1L, for example?

    Thanks for this song, and all the others! Really enjoying this site!

    #9910

    Beau
    Participant

    Hello again…I think I know the reason why those 2L’s and 1L’s aren’t in the tabs…cause there aren’t any!! HA! ~obviously still learning…

    #9924

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Haha good call Beau. This one has none!

    #17029
    Great Scott
    Great Scott
    Moderator

    I love this wee song, John!  Thanks a bunch for doing such a fine job with it!

    Here is a video of an accordion player playing this fine tune. 

     

    #17059

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Scott, Thanks for the post. Great accordion player, but for some reason I had a hard time adjusting to the timing!

    #17118
    Great Scott
    Great Scott
    Moderator

    John — Here is a video / sound clip of the Headlands March played with traditional Scottish march timing — probably because it is after all, a march.  Go figure!

    If you listen to the clip, keep your ears open for the third march called “Crusaders March”.  I like that one but not as much as I like the Headlands March!

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