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TITLE
Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 14 March 1937
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_HS+RS_022_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1937
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6655
KEYWORDS
strathspeys
reels
Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 14 March 1937

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 dated 14 March 1937 is from James P. McEwen of Prestwick to the Secretary of the Highland Strathspey & Reel Society in Inverness. Mr. McEwen, a member of the Ayr Strathspey and Reel Society, was recently sent a copy of 'Flowers of Scottish Melody' (1935) from the Highland branch. He encloses £6 to cover the cost of the book and postage, and sends his kind regards to the Highland branch and its Leader, Alexander Grant

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Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 14 March 1937

1930s

strathspeys; reels

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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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 dated 14 March 1937 is from James P. McEwen of Prestwick to the Secretary of the Highland Strathspey & Reel Society in Inverness. Mr. McEwen, a member of the Ayr Strathspey and Reel Society, was recently sent a copy of 'Flowers of Scottish Melody' (1935) from the Highland branch. He encloses £6 to cover the cost of the book and postage, and sends his kind regards to the Highland branch and its Leader, Alexander Grant