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TITLE
Subscription Sheet for Peter Milne Memorial Fund
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_HS+RS_013_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1932
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6632
KEYWORDS
strathspeys
reels
subscriptions
memorials
Subscription Sheet for Peter Milne Memorial Fund

Peter Milne (1824 - 1908), also known as 'The Tarland Minstrel', was an accomplished Aberdeenshire fiddler whose playing and composition skills were held in high esteem. A native of Kincardine O'Neil, Milne went on to become an itinerant fiddler, residing in a number of different places, including Tarland, six miles northwest from Aboyne in Deeside. He eventually led orchestras at theatre performances in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Leith.

In 1932 it was decided that a memorial be erected to Milne 'in recognition of his genius as a Violin Player and Composer, and of his great service in popularising Scottish Music, particularly Strathspey and Reel Music, in which branch he had for a pupil the renowned Scott Skinner'. This subscription sheet is for the memorial fund. The monument was consequently erected in Tarland Square where it can still be seen today

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Subscription Sheet for Peter Milne Memorial Fund

1930s

strathspeys; reels; subscriptions; memorials

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, assorted papers

Peter Milne (1824 - 1908), also known as 'The Tarland Minstrel', was an accomplished Aberdeenshire fiddler whose playing and composition skills were held in high esteem. A native of Kincardine O'Neil, Milne went on to become an itinerant fiddler, residing in a number of different places, including Tarland, six miles northwest from Aboyne in Deeside. He eventually led orchestras at theatre performances in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Leith. <br /> <br /> In 1932 it was decided that a memorial be erected to Milne 'in recognition of his genius as a Violin Player and Composer, and of his great service in popularising Scottish Music, particularly Strathspey and Reel Music, in which branch he had for a pupil the renowned Scott Skinner'. This subscription sheet is for the memorial fund. The monument was consequently erected in Tarland Square where it can still be seen today