Da (Lerwick) Lounge Bar

Da Lounge Bar is a tune named after the famous bar in Lerwick, Shetland so we often call it the Lerwick Lounge, but it’s official name is Da Lounge Bar and it’s written by a Norwegian fiddler called Annlaug Børsheim.

Our teacher, Jane Griffiths, heard this in on holiday in Scotland and then taught us this fantastic tune. It’s often played quite slowly, but it can be played faster too. It’s one of those tunes that has a great rhythmic feel as well as such a good melody. Hats off to Annlaug Borsheim for composing such an excellent tune.

And the really good news is that you can watch her perform it on Youtube, as well as a few other good performances too:

Annlaug Børsheim with Rannveig Djønne
Annlaug Børsheim with Rannveig Djønne (but starting Da Lounge Bar at 4.30mins)

Fiddle and Cello (Big Fiddle Little Fiddle)
Nyckelharpa (Johan Hedin) and Cittern (Esbjörn Hazelius) (starting at 1.57mins)
Flute and guitar
Accordion
Very slowly on fiddle (although a little faster third time through)
Fiddle and guitar

pdf here

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