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Da Slockit Light


Da Slockit Light

Song by Shetland Fiddler Tom Anderson about the gradual trend of migration away from the Shetland Islands. 'Da Slockit Light' was inspired by the depopulation of the area of Eshaness where he was born. The song reflects his impression that each time the occupants of another croft moved out, or died, another light was 'slockit' (Shetland for extinguished).

Listen to 'Da Slockit Light', performed by the Kiltearn Fiddlers.