T: Mak A Kishie Needle, Dye
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||
Also known as Mak A Kishie Needle Dye.
There are 4 recordings of this tune.
Mak A Kishie Needle, Dye has been added to 1 tune set.
Mak A Kishie Needle, Dye has been added to 3 tunebooks.
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