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Letter to Members of Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 1927, page 1
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Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_HS+RS_014_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1927
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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6633
KEYWORDS
competitions
Letter to Members of Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 1927, page 1

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 letter (page 1) to the Highland branch from Mr. B.G. Hoare, dated 21 October 1927, refers to a sum of money donated to the society for the establishment of a competition in 'Strathspeys and Reels'. It is Mr. Hoare's opinion that the society decline the offer; the donor adds too many restrictive conditions. Mr. Hoare concludes by conjecturing whether the donor is, in fact, a local celebrity

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Letter to Members of Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 1927, page 1

1920s

competitions

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - Highland Strathspey & Reel Society letters and set lists

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 letter (page 1) to the Highland branch from Mr. B.G. Hoare, dated 21 October 1927, refers to a sum of money donated to the society for the establishment of a competition in 'Strathspeys and Reels'. It is Mr. Hoare's opinion that the society decline the offer; the donor adds too many restrictive conditions. Mr. Hoare concludes by conjecturing whether the donor is, in fact, a local celebrity