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16 tracks: Jackie Coleman / Sally Gardens * Leaving Lerwick Harbour * Chadwicks Bog / Jamies Reel / Compliments to Hugh Hughson of Newcastle * Clarence Tough / The Newcastle Hornpipe / Pats Reel * David D. MacKenzie of Sallachy * Caber Feidh / Randy Wives of Fochabers * The Carnival March / Sands o’ Murness / Kiwi Reel * Dr James Donaldson / The Laird of Drumblair / The De’il Among the Tailors * The Ash Plant / McGuires Welcome to Fermanagh / Alan Brown / The Auld Fiddler, Bert Murray * Dumbarton Castle / The Marquis of Huntleys Farewell / The Marquis of Tullybardine * The Esther Stephenson of Embleton * The Balkan Hills / The Miller of Hirn / Donald Stewart the Piper * The Weeping Birches of Kilmorack * Grace Morrison of Borve / Cathie and Jim Lambie / Anne-Marie Morrison of Borve * Da Grocer / Hjerdafeld / Laxoburn * The Cape Breton Fiddlers Welcome to Shetland / Peerie Willie / Lornas Reel.

This recording was made in January 1994, during the last few weeks of Willie Hunter’s life.

Although he was very ill, Willie was determined to complete the recording and leave a musical legacy.

Willie was one of Shetland’s finest fiddlers, both as a soloist and with an accompanist, most often with the excellent Violet Tulloch on piano, and also in ceilidh bands. The Shetland swing was there in abundance in Willie’s fiddling, a recognisable style.

He was also a composer of note and one of his tunes, Leaving Lerwick Harbour, is not only included on this album but is the title of it, and has been recorded by many other musicians.

Willie had a very close relationship with Aly Bain, with whom he appeared on television several times.

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