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TITLE
Note to Alexander Grant from Scott Skinner, 11 Mar 1909
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_MISC_004_021_003
DATE OF IMAGE
1909
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6721
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddling
composers
dancing-masters
strathspeys
reels
Note to Alexander Grant from Scott Skinner, 11 Mar 1909

This note dated 11 March 1909 is from Scott Skinner to Alexander Grant. It is written on the back of sheet music for Skinner's 'Famous Airs', No. 3. In the note, Skinner remembers a fiddle competition he entered in 1963 at Bells School, Farraline Park. Out of the eleven competitors and six judges present, he is the only one remaining alive. He also mentions his wife who is currently unwell.

James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) was a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music, often referred to as 'The Strathspey King'. His great friend, Alexander Grant (familiarly known as Battan) was leader of the Highland Strathspey & Reel Society for almost forty years

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Note to Alexander Grant from Scott Skinner, 11 Mar 1909

1900s

fiddlers; fiddling; composers; dancing-masters; strathspeys; reels

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - printed sheet music

This note dated 11 March 1909 is from Scott Skinner to Alexander Grant. It is written on the back of sheet music for Skinner's 'Famous Airs', No. 3. In the note, Skinner remembers a fiddle competition he entered in 1963 at Bells School, Farraline Park. Out of the eleven competitors and six judges present, he is the only one remaining alive. He also mentions his wife who is currently unwell.<br /> <br /> James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) was a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music, often referred to as 'The Strathspey King'. His great friend, Alexander Grant (familiarly known as Battan) was leader of the Highland Strathspey & Reel Society for almost forty years