Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Sheet Music for 'Johnnie Walker' & 'The Auld Wife's Cutty Pipe'
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_SKINNER_057_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1924
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
7270
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
musicians
composers
concerts
strathspeys
Sheet Music for 'Johnnie Walker' & 'The Auld Wife's Cutty Pipe'

James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) was a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music. A native of Banchory, he learnt to play the violin and cello from an early age and was performing at local dances from the age of eight. He went on to become a celebrated fiddle tutor, dancing-master and performer, initially putting on concerts in the Northeast but eventually performing throughout Scotland. He even toured the United States and Canada in 1893. Skinner was also a prolific composer - over 600 of his tunes reached print. He published various collections from 1861 onwards, earning his title as 'The Strathspey King'.

This is one of Skinner's later publications, printed by the Aberdeen firm Taylor & Henderson in April 1924. It is the sheet music for 'Johnnie Walker' (by Skinner) and 'The Auld Wife's Cutty Pipe' (by John McHardy)

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Sheet Music for 'Johnnie Walker' & 'The Auld Wife's Cutty Pipe'

1920s

fiddlers; fiddles; musicians; composers; concerts; strathspeys

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - printed sheet music

James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) was a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music. A native of Banchory, he learnt to play the violin and cello from an early age and was performing at local dances from the age of eight. He went on to become a celebrated fiddle tutor, dancing-master and performer, initially putting on concerts in the Northeast but eventually performing throughout Scotland. He even toured the United States and Canada in 1893. Skinner was also a prolific composer - over 600 of his tunes reached print. He published various collections from 1861 onwards, earning his title as 'The Strathspey King'.<br /> <br /> This is one of Skinner's later publications, printed by the Aberdeen firm Taylor & Henderson in April 1924. It is the sheet music for 'Johnnie Walker' (by Skinner) and 'The Auld Wife's Cutty Pipe' (by John McHardy)