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TITLE
Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 16 Nov 1936
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_HS+RS_029_003
DATE OF IMAGE
1936
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6673
KEYWORDS
strathspeys
reels
composers
fiddlers
Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 16 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 16 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, has recently sent three of his latest compositions; 'everlasting airs' specifically written for Mr. MacPherson, Mr. Fraser, and 'Battan' Grant. He asks how these compositions are being received

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Letter to Secretary, Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, 16 Nov 1936

1930s

strathspeys; reels; composers; fiddlers

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 16 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, has recently sent three of his latest compositions; 'everlasting airs' specifically written for Mr. MacPherson, Mr. Fraser, and 'Battan' Grant. He asks how these compositions are being received