This is a home recording – not a studio recording.
In his book, ‘In Search of Willafjord’ (Shetland Times; 2016), Maurice highlights how the tune can be linked back to the whaling days. Shetlander James Peterson (1867 – 1955) went to the Greenland whaling. He also played the fiddle. He learned the tune and passed it to his son, Bobby Peterson (who, in turn, you could say, has passed it down to his grandson, Bryan Gear, another of Shetland’s current leading exponents of fiddle playing). Played on a clàrsach – Scottish harp.