Mak A Kishie Needle, Dye reel

Also known as Mak A Kishie Needle Dye.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Mak A Kishie Needle, Dye has been added to 1 tune set.

Mak A Kishie Needle, Dye has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Mak A Kishie Needle, Dye
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A |: BdBG AB c2 | BdBG Bdgd | BdBG ABce |1 dcBA G2 GA :|2 dcBA G2 Bc ||
|: dBgB eAcA | dBgB dgBg | dBgB eAcA |1 dcBA G2 Bc :|2 dcBA G4 ||

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Mak A Kishie Needle, Dye

Traditional Shetland reel from Tom Anderson’s ‘Ringing Strings’ . He notes: "A little traditional reel from the playing of the late Peter Fraser. ‘Dye’ was an affectionate term for Grandfather on the West side of Shetland. A Kishie is a form of straw basket which was woven using a wooded needle very similar to a fishing-net needle. So, the title can be interpreted as - Make a Kishie Needle, Grandad’. (Ringing Strings p.85)

There is an excellent recording of Tom Anderson playing this reel in 1970 on the Tobar an Dualchais website

http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/en/fullrecord/98351/1;jsessionid=37EF957CD49DA09283B91DACA72E4495