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TITLE
Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 1936 (enclosure)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_HS+RS_025_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1936
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6662
KEYWORDS
strathspeys
reels
recitals
Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 1936 (enclosure)

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.

These newspaper critiques (transcriptions) from 'The Glasgow Evening News' and 'The Glasgow Herald' are of a female vocalist, Miss Joan Alexander, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M., who recently performed a recital of thirty songs in front of a Glasgow audience on 8 December 1936. Miss Alexander encloses the critiques with a letter sent to the Highland branch Secretary, Mr. Fraser. She asks to be considered for an engagement with the society

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Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 1936 (enclosure)

1930s

strathspeys; reels; recitals

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, assorted papers

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 /> These newspaper critiques (transcriptions) from 'The Glasgow Evening News' and 'The Glasgow Herald' are of a female vocalist, Miss Joan Alexander, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M., who recently performed a recital of thirty songs in front of a Glasgow audience on 8 December 1936. Miss Alexander encloses the critiques with a letter sent to the Highland branch Secretary, Mr. Fraser. She asks to be considered for an engagement with the society