Kiwi reel

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Kiwi has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Kiwi
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EG | A/A/A cB AecA | ECEF AecA | B2 BA FDFA | Bdfb gefg |
a2 af efec | afec fecA | FBdc Bbge | dBGE A2 :|
F2 | G2 GF EFGF | EBGE dBGE | c2 cB ABcB | AecA ecAe |
^d2 dc Bcdc | Bf^dB afdB | geaf bgaf | gef^d e2 :|

Three comments


"Kiwi Reel" as played by the late Shetland fiddler Willie Hunter, who also composed it. It’s from his 1995 album ‘Leaving Lerwick Harbour’.

Kiwi Reel

Hallo Nigel,

A thousand thanks or go raibh mile maith agat for this posting!

That is just what I needed - and the midi - really made my day!

All I now have to do is get my 75-year-old fingers tuned up to playing it.

Fortunately I know a kind lady-music-teacher here in Greven (Russian!)
who helps me a bit with the fingering!

Kind regards

James D

Kiwi Reel

It’s a real pleasure, James. I see John Carmichael quite a bit - you might have come across him in the past. He’s an accordionist and band leader and he has played with many others, including Jimmy Shand. I’m also a great admirer of Willie Hunter, so I had transcribed the great tune "Kiwi Reel" back in the 1990s - excellent stuff!