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TITLE
Music for 'The Miller o' Dervil' & a reel by J. M. Henderson
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_MUSIC_012_002
DATE OF IMAGE
1934
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6834
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
musicians
composers
Music for 'The Miller o' Dervil' & a reel by J. M. Henderson

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).

This hand-written manuscript is part of the Grant collection. It contains the music for 'Bob Steele - The Miller o' Dervil' (James Barnett, Kirkwall) and an untitled reel by John Murdoch Henderson, dated 7th April 1934. (A native of New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Henderson (1902 - 1972) was a prolific musician (fiddle and piano), composer, and collector of music. He published his acclaimed collection of music, 'Flowers of Scottish Melody', in 1935.)

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Music for 'The Miller o' Dervil' & a reel by J. M. Henderson

1930s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; musicians; composers

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - handwritten music

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).<br /> <br /> This hand-written manuscript is part of the Grant collection. It contains the music for 'Bob Steele - The Miller o' Dervil' (James Barnett, Kirkwall) and an untitled reel by John Murdoch Henderson, dated 7th April 1934. (A native of New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Henderson (1902 - 1972) was a prolific musician (fiddle and piano), composer, and collector of music. He published his acclaimed collection of music, 'Flowers of Scottish Melody', in 1935.)