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TITLE
A set of Donald Riddell fiddles
EXTERNAL ID
AB_GRANT_WORKSHOP_01
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
15 June 2010
PERIOD
2010s
CREATOR
Am Baile
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
311
KEYWORDS
workshops
violins
fiddles
fiddling
traditional music
A set of Donald Riddell fiddles

This photograph was taken at a unique fiddle workshop held on 15 June 2010 by Highland Council's Inverness Traditional Music Project, in partnership with Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, in which the work of two famous fiddlers and fiddle makers - Alexander 'Battan' Grant and Donald Riddell - was celebrated.

At the workshop, Sarah-Jane Summers and Irene Fraser, both former students of Donald Riddell, talked about Grant and Riddell and led a fiddle session in one of Inverness Museum's galleries. On display was Grant's unique invention, the Rondello, a round violin which, when new, was said to have sounded as clear as the human voice singing.

The photograph shows four fiddles made by Donald Riddell, three of which have a distinctive heart-shaped silver inlay below the fine tuners on the tailpiece.

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A set of Donald Riddell fiddles

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2010s

workshops; violins; fiddles; fiddling; traditional music;

Am Baile

This photograph was taken at a unique fiddle workshop held on 15 June 2010 by Highland Council's Inverness Traditional Music Project, in partnership with Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, in which the work of two famous fiddlers and fiddle makers - Alexander 'Battan' Grant and Donald Riddell - was celebrated.<br /> <br /> At the workshop, Sarah-Jane Summers and Irene Fraser, both former students of Donald Riddell, talked about Grant and Riddell and led a fiddle session in one of Inverness Museum's galleries. On display was Grant's unique invention, the Rondello, a round violin which, when new, was said to have sounded as clear as the human voice singing.<br /> <br /> The photograph shows four fiddles made by Donald Riddell, three of which have a distinctive heart-shaped silver inlay below the fine tuners on the tailpiece.