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Music for Skinner's 'Mackenzie Hay' & 'The Spey In A Spate', front cover
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Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_MISC_004_017_001
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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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6691
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fiddler
fiddlers
fiddling
traditional music
strathspeys
Music for Skinner's 'Mackenzie Hay' & 'The Spey In A Spate', front cover

This is the front cover of the sheet music for the strathspey, 'Mackenzie Hay' and the reel, 'The Spey In A Spate', composed by Scott Skinner. Skinner dedicated the former tune to the president of the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society of London, and the latter to his wife.

James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) was a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music. A native of Banchory, he learnt to play the violin and cello from an early age and was performing at local dances from the age of eight. He went on to become a celebrated fiddle tutor, dancing-master and performer, initially putting on concerts in the Northeast but eventually performing throughout Scotland. He even toured the United States and Canada in 1893. Skinner was also a prolific composer - over 600 of his tunes reached print. He published various collections from 1861 onwards, earning his title as 'The Strathspey King'

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Music for Skinner's 'Mackenzie Hay' & 'The Spey In A Spate', front cover

fiddler; fiddlers; fiddling; traditional music; strathspeys

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - printed sheet music

This is the front cover of the sheet music for the strathspey, 'Mackenzie Hay' and the reel, 'The Spey In A Spate', composed by Scott Skinner. Skinner dedicated the former tune to the president of the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society of London, and the latter to his wife. <br /> <br /> James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) was a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music. A native of Banchory, he learnt to play the violin and cello from an early age and was performing at local dances from the age of eight. He went on to become a celebrated fiddle tutor, dancing-master and performer, initially putting on concerts in the Northeast but eventually performing throughout Scotland. He even toured the United States and Canada in 1893. Skinner was also a prolific composer - over 600 of his tunes reached print. He published various collections from 1861 onwards, earning his title as 'The Strathspey King'