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TITLE
Music for 'Pastoral' by A. E. Young, Aberdeen
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_MUSIC_038_002
DATE OF IMAGE
1934
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6899
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
musicians
composers
airs
Music for 'Pastoral' by A. E. Young, Aberdeen

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 the slow air 'Pastoral', composed by Mr. A.E. Young of Aberdeen. It was enclosed with a letter dated 26 December 1934 from Mr. Young to Alexander Grant. Mr. Young has heard much of Grant through a mutual acquaintance, Mr. Rose Wood, and it is his wish that Mr. Grant incorporate the tune into his repertoire

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Music for 'Pastoral' by A. E. Young, Aberdeen

1930s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; musicians; composers; airs

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 the slow air 'Pastoral', composed by Mr. A.E. Young of Aberdeen. It was enclosed with a letter dated 26 December 1934 from Mr. Young to Alexander Grant. Mr. Young has heard much of Grant through a mutual acquaintance, Mr. Rose Wood, and it is his wish that Mr. Grant incorporate the tune into his repertoire