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TITLE
Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, Newspaper Cutting, 14 Oct 1928
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PRINTEDLEAFLETS_007_23_055
DATE OF IMAGE
1928
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
7026
KEYWORDS
fiddling
fiddlers
concerts
poems
poetry
Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, Newspaper Cutting, 14 Oct 1928

This newspaper cutting, dated 14th October 1928, is of a poem - 'The Golden Gate of Inverness' by Romuald Alexander, O.S.B. In verses seven and eight, the poet mentions the musicality of the inhabitants of Inverness, with particular reference to the 'Highland Strathspey and Reel Band'.

Strathspey and Reel Societies have been a common feature of the traditional music scene in Scotland since the formation of the first society in Edinburgh in 1881. The Highland branch was formed in 1903. One of its founder members, Alexander Grant (also known as 'Battan') was leader of the society right up until his death in 1942, a period of almost forty years

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Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, Newspaper Cutting, 14 Oct 1928

1920s

fiddling; fiddlers; concerts; poems; poetry

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - Highland Strathspey & Reel Society, assorted papers

This newspaper cutting, dated 14th October 1928, is of a poem - 'The Golden Gate of Inverness' by Romuald Alexander, O.S.B. In verses seven and eight, the poet mentions the musicality of the inhabitants of Inverness, with particular reference to the 'Highland Strathspey and Reel Band'.<br /> <br /> Strathspey and Reel Societies have been a common feature of the traditional music scene in Scotland since the formation of the first society in Edinburgh in 1881. The Highland branch was formed in 1903. One of its founder members, Alexander Grant (also known as 'Battan') was leader of the society right up until his death in 1942, a period of almost forty years