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TITLE
Music for Skinner's 'Cairngorm Series' No. 7, front cover
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_MISC_004_019_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1922
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6704
KEYWORDS
fiddler
fiddlers
fiddling
traditional music
strathspeys
Music for Skinner's 'Cairngorm Series' No. 7, front cover

This is the front cover of Scott Skinner's 'Cairngorm Series' (No. 7) of tunes arranged for solo piano or violin with piano accompaniment, published by Bayley & Ferguson in 1922. The cover lists the contents of the complete series.

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 'Cairngorm Series' No. 7, front cover

1920s

fiddler; fiddlers; fiddling; traditional music; strathspeys

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - printed sheet music

This is the front cover of Scott Skinner's 'Cairngorm Series' (No. 7) of tunes arranged for solo piano or violin with piano accompaniment, published by Bayley & Ferguson in 1922. The cover lists the contents of the complete series.<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'