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TITLE
'The Spey In A Spate', by Scott Skinner
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SS_SPEY_IN_A_SPATE
DATE OF RECORDING
2 April 2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Emma Donald
SOURCE
Emma Donald
ASSET ID
1518
KEYWORDS
audio
audios
reels
strathspeys
fiddlers
traditional music

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James Scott Skinner dedicated his reel, 'The Spey in a Spate', to the wife of the president of the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society of London. It is played here by Emma Donald.

James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) was a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music. A native of Banchory, he learnt to play the violin and cello from an early age and was performing at local dances from the age of eight. He went on to become a celebrated fiddle tutor, dancing-master and performer, initially putting on concerts in the Northeast but eventually performing throughout Scotland. He even toured the United States and Canada in 1893. Skinner was also a prolific composer - over 600 of his tunes reached print. He published various collections from 1861 onwards, earning his title as 'The Strathspey King'

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'The Spey In A Spate', by Scott Skinner

2000s

audio; audios; reels; strathspeys; fiddlers; traditional music

Emma Donald

James Scott Skinner dedicated his reel, 'The Spey in a Spate', to the wife of the president of the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society of London. It is played here by Emma Donald.<br /> <br /> James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) was a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music. A native of Banchory, he learnt to play the violin and cello from an early age and was performing at local dances from the age of eight. He went on to become a celebrated fiddle tutor, dancing-master and performer, initially putting on concerts in the Northeast but eventually performing throughout Scotland. He even toured the United States and Canada in 1893. Skinner was also a prolific composer - over 600 of his tunes reached print. He published various collections from 1861 onwards, earning his title as 'The Strathspey King'