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TITLE
Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 12 Nov 1936
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_HS+RS_023_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1936
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6657
KEYWORDS
strathspeys
reels
fiddlers
composers
Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 12 Nov 1936

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 12 November 1936 is from Jim Murdoch Henderson, Aberdeen, to the Highland branch Secretary, Mr. John Fraser. Mr. Henderson, himself a celebrated fiddler, composer and arranger, is acknowledging receipt of Mr. Fraser's order for sheet music - 36 copies of the recently published Scott Skinner group of tunes

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Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 12 Nov 1936

1930s

strathspeys; reels; fiddlers; composers

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 dated 12 November 1936 is from Jim Murdoch Henderson, Aberdeen, to the Highland branch Secretary, Mr. John Fraser. Mr. Henderson, himself a celebrated fiddler, composer and arranger, is acknowledging receipt of Mr. Fraser's order for sheet music - 36 copies of the recently published Scott Skinner group of tunes