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TITLE
Fiddlers playing at Alexander Grant & Donald Riddell workshop (1 of 3)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_GRANT_WORKSHOP_02
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
312
KEYWORDS
workshops
violins
fiddles
fiddling
traditional music
Fiddlers playing at Alexander Grant & Donald Riddell workshop (1 of 3)

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 some of the players who took part in the workshop.

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Fiddlers playing at Alexander Grant & Donald Riddell workshop (1 of 3)

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 some of the players who took part in the workshop.