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TITLE
Alexander Grant & Donald Riddell Workshop (2 of 10)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_GRANT_RIDDELL_WORKSHOP_AUDIOS_02
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2010
PERIOD
2010s
CREATOR
Sarah-Jane Summers & Irene Fraser
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
40906
KEYWORDS
workshops
violins
fiddles
fiddling
traditional music
audios

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This audio extract is from a recording made at a unique fiddle workshop held on 15 June 2010 by The 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 the 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.

In this extract, Catharine Niven and Sarah-Jane describe the Rondello. Catharine is museum curator at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (IMAG). The image shows two of the fiddlers who took part in the workshop - Gordon Ferguson and Emma Donald.

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Alexander Grant & Donald Riddell Workshop (2 of 10)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2010s

workshops; violins; fiddles; fiddling; traditional music; audios

Am Baile

Am Baile: Grant & Riddell Workshop

This audio extract is from a recording made at a unique fiddle workshop held on 15 June 2010 by The 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 the 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 /> In this extract, Catharine Niven and Sarah-Jane describe the Rondello. Catharine is museum curator at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (IMAG). The image shows two of the fiddlers who took part in the workshop - Gordon Ferguson and Emma Donald.