Written for John Morrison for having a very lucky escape after being taken out by a jackknifing articulated lorry while driving the Voe bakery van in snowy conditions. He incidentally had a delivery of Spencie’s Tunes CDs & books aboard when this happened! Miraculously, John escaped relatively unscathed!
Commissiond for Philip and Susan Goodlad’s wedding in October 2008 as a gift from Philip’s parents Alexis and Jimmy Goodlad.
Alexis and Jimmy wanted to give them a “Shetland” gift they would always remember – so they approached Steven to write a lively tune. As Philip worked at Radio Shetland and currently at Radio Scotland in Glasgow they requested Steven to incorporate a hint of Radio Shetland signature tune and Radio Scotland jingles, which can be heard in the tune!
Because of Philip’s life long obsession with hegris (more often as not to poor Susan’s dispare AND embarrassment!) they called the tune, “Mr & Mrs Philip Goodlad’s Hegri Jig”.
Played by Steven Spence – fiddle
Alice Mullay – piano
Jonathan Ritch – guitar / bass
Written in memory of Charlie Priest, a hugely popular and tireless pillar of the community in Unst. He was a very well liked, humorous and hard working man who’s untimely passing has left such a big gap on the island which probably can’t be filled.
Played by Steven Spence on fiddle & John Laughland accompaniment.
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WARM-HEARTED, GENEROUS, CARING AND A DEVOTED HUSBAND TO ALISON,