Donald Blue & Bonnie Isle o’ Whalsey*

Key: D & D*

Form: Reels*


X: 1
T:-Donald Blue
F:	 2022-04-03 005207 UT
dBAF AFAB|dBAF E2 D2|dBAF AF- A2|1BBBA B2 e2:|2BBBA B2 d2|:!
ABde fafd|fafd ed- B2|ABde fafd|BBBA B2 d2:|

MP3: (This is Donald Blue. No MP3 is available yet for Bonnie Isle.  See Notes below.)

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Donald Blue


Bonnie Isle o’ Whalsey

Sheet music as PDF:
Donald Blue
Bonnie Isle o’ Whalsey


The second in a set of four tunes, Donald Blue, mislabeled Bonnie Isle of Whalsay,* starts at 2:39 in this video:

Source (if known): Trad.

Other Tunes in Set:
Jack Broke da Prison Door
Sleep Soond ida Mornin
Faroe Rum

Region: Shetland

*Notes:  In Tom Anderson’s book,”Hand Me Doon Da Fiddle”, the tune in the MP3 and the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra video above is Donald Blue instead of Bonnie Isle of Whalsey. Bonnie Isle o’ Whalsey is in the book too, but is a completely different tune, as in the second YouTube above.

VFO16-2 (Donald Blue)