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Article on Alexander Grant, 'The Football Times', 22 Jun 1935
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DATE OF IMAGE
1935
PERIOD
1930s
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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
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6911
KEYWORDS
fiddles
fiddlers
fiddling
fishing rods
Article on Alexander Grant, 'The Football Times', 22 Jun 1935

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 article on Alexander Grant is from 'The Football Times', 22nd June 1935. It is concerned with Grant's fiddle making techniques

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Article on Alexander Grant, 'The Football Times', 22 Jun 1935

1930s

fiddles; fiddlers; fiddling; fishing rods

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - miscellaneous printed pages

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 article on Alexander Grant is from 'The Football Times', 22nd June 1935. It is concerned with Grant's fiddle making techniques