Kiwi reel

By Willie Hunter

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!