David D MacKenzie Of Sallachy (slow air)
I learnt this from my friend Dick Rutter, octagenarian fiddler and fiddle-maker who died last week. This was a tune which, more than any other, we’d perform together, he on fiddle, me on whistle, and it was one of the last tunes we played together a few months ago. Dick got his version from the playing of Shetland fiddler Willie Hunter, who has recorded it, but I can’t remember which album at the moment. I think Dick transposed the tune into D, but I don’t have the album to hand to check. It was apparently composed by "I Sinclair". I have plenty of recordings of Dick playing his repertoire, so I must dig them out to see what gems there may be.
Willie Hunter followed "David D MacKenzie Of Sallachy" with "The Sands of Munness" a strathspey by Frank Jamieson, and his own "Kiwi Reel".
It’s on "Leaving Lerwick Harbour" and bonnie it is too.
The Kiwi Reel Wilie Hunter
I heard this fine reel on Radio na Gaeltachta ( Neansai) played by Willie himself, and I am t rying to get the sheet music.
The music shop in Lerwick are no help a all.
Can anyone help - or supply a copy’
The Kiwi Reel
Kiwi Reel: https://thesession.org/tunes/13858
In listening to that album again, I see that I was wrong to say that Sands of Murness and Kiwi Reel follow David D Mackenzie of Salachy - that tune stands on its own, and the other two are preceded by "The Carnival March".