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TITLE
Audio of Alexander Grant's Rondello
EXTERNAL ID
HC_GRANT_RONDELLO
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
41195
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fiddling
audio

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Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).

In this short audio recording the late fiddle player Donald Riddell BEM plays one of Grant's original Rondellos

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Audio of Alexander Grant's Rondello

fiddlers; fiddles; fiddling; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).<br /> <br /> In this short audio recording the late fiddle player Donald Riddell BEM plays one of Grant's original Rondellos