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Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, booklet, page 2
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Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_HS+RS_003_002
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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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6588
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mementoes
Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, booklet, page 2

Strathspey and Reel Societies have been a common feature of the traditional music scene in Scotland since the formation of the first society in Edinburgh in 1881. The Highland branch was formed in 1903. One of its founder members, Alexander Grant (also known as 'Battan') was leader of the society right up until his death in 1942, a period of almost forty years.

This small booklet (page 2) was presented by the society to one of the founders, Andrew MacIntosh, Esq., of H.M. Customs, 'as a memento of his retirement from Service' [and] 'as a mark of appreciation of his patriotism as Originator of the Society'. This page contains the music for two strathspeys from Mr. MacIntosh's favourite set - 'Marquis of Huntly's Farewell' and 'Craigellachie Bridge'

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Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, booklet, page 2

mementoes

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, assorted papers

Strathspey and Reel Societies have been a common feature of the traditional music scene in Scotland since the formation of the first society in Edinburgh in 1881. The Highland branch was formed in 1903. One of its founder members, Alexander Grant (also known as 'Battan') was leader of the society right up until his death in 1942, a period of almost forty years. <br /> <br /> This small booklet (page 2) was presented by the society to one of the founders, Andrew MacIntosh, Esq., of H.M. Customs, 'as a memento of his retirement from Service' [and] 'as a mark of appreciation of his patriotism as Originator of the Society'. This page contains the music for two strathspeys from Mr. MacIntosh's favourite set - 'Marquis of Huntly's Farewell' and 'Craigellachie Bridge'