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Music for 'The Perthshire Hunt', 'The Brig o' Perth' & 'A Cradle Song'
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Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_MUSIC_039_001
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6900
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
musicians
composers
strathspeys
reels
airs
Music for 'The Perthshire Hunt', 'The Brig o' Perth' & 'A Cradle Song'

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 reel, 'The Perthshire Hunt' by Miss Stirling of Ardoch, the strathspey 'The Brig o' Perth' by Donald Dow, and the pastoral air, 'A Cradle Song' by Scott Skinner (commonly known as 'The Cradle Song)

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Music for 'The Perthshire Hunt', 'The Brig o' Perth' & 'A Cradle Song'

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; musicians; composers; strathspeys; reels; 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 reel, 'The Perthshire Hunt' by Miss Stirling of Ardoch, the strathspey 'The Brig o' Perth' by Donald Dow, and the pastoral air, 'A Cradle Song' by Scott Skinner (commonly known as 'The Cradle Song)