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Hunter hand-picked these 18 tracks for release just prior to his 1994 death, and they serve as a fitting tribute to his fiddling skills; joined by pianist Violet Tulloch, he interprets traditional Scottish reels and other fiddle tunes with elegance and affection.


Born: 04 February 1933 in Shetland, Scotland

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

In the liner notes of his final album, Leaving Lerwick Harbor, recorded several weeks before his death in 1993, Shetland fiddler Willie Hunter was praised for his "unrivaled vitality and lyricisim". In his early-sixties when he died, Hunter was a major influence on such Scottish fiddlers as Aly Bain of The Boys of The Lough and Tom Anderson. According to Musical Traditions, Hunter "was a musician with a formidable technical arsenal". Hunter, who taught in Shetland schools, had an extremely large...
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