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TITLE
Letter, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 9 Nov 1936, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_HS+RS_024_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1936
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6659
KEYWORDS
strathspeys
reels
fiddlers
composers
Letter, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 9 Nov 1936, 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) dated 9 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 requesting an official order for sheet music recently (unofficially) requested by 'Battan'. He also encloses three recently composed 'everlasting airs' specifically for Mr. MacPherson, Mr. Fraser, and 'Battan' Grant

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Letter, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 9 Nov 1936, page 1

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 (page 1) dated 9 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 requesting an official order for sheet music recently (unofficially) requested by 'Battan'. He also encloses three recently composed 'everlasting airs' specifically for Mr. MacPherson, Mr. Fraser, and 'Battan' Grant