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Advertisement for Skinner's 'Harp And Claymore' Collection
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Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_MISC_004_018_001
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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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6700
KEYWORDS
fiddler
fiddlers
fiddling
traditional music
strathspeys
Advertisement for Skinner's 'Harp And Claymore' Collection

In 1904, Scott Skinner's biggest collection of dance music, airs and songs was published, entitled 'The Harp and Claymore'. This sheet contains an advertisement for the collection, available from Bayley & Ferguson, London & Glasgow.

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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Advertisement for Skinner's 'Harp And Claymore' Collection

fiddler; fiddlers; fiddling; traditional music; strathspeys

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - printed sheet music

In 1904, Scott Skinner's biggest collection of dance music, airs and songs was published, entitled 'The Harp and Claymore'. This sheet contains an advertisement for the collection, available from Bayley & Ferguson, London & Glasgow.<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'