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The Flower o' Braemar - lyrics and explanation
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The Flower o' Braemar - lyrics and explanation In this excerpt from James Leatham's Gateway periodical, he explains how he came to write the words to The Flower o' Braemar.
Scott Skinner Tour Concert Programme and note to 'Jeannie'
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Scott Skinner Tour Concert Programme and note to 'Jeannie' The note written on the back cover of the Scott Skinner Tour Concert Programme, reads: Cupar, 30 Sept. Dear Jeannie, 'The Rosebud' has caught on and it's a loverly melody for words, but alas, theres no Burns now to write it - I hope yr Consort[?] makes a good recovery, God Grant it, 'King' [Along side:] must be played slowly & sweetly
Scott Skinner Tour Concert Programme
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Scott Skinner Tour Concert Programme Scott Skinner touring concert programme, probably dating from the early 1920s. Skinner loses no opportunity to promote his own work: note the reference at the bottom to his recently published song, 'The Flower o' Braemar' (words by James Leatham, provost of Turriff, Aberdeenshire).
Manuscript cover for 'The Dancing Master'
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Manuscript cover for 'The Dancing Master' Cover details for the proposed publication, The Dancing Master. Note across top right hand corner reads: 'Dear John Go and do this bookie - nothing but tunes - no basses & no prefactory matter' 'The Dancing Master by J. Scott Skinner containing all the ancient and modern sweet lilts. Collected by his friend John Davidson & compiled by Scott Skinner 1/- [one shilling]'
Proposed contents for the Dancing Master
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Proposed contents for the Dancing Master MS The Dancing Master Minuet de la Coeur Vest[--?] - Gavotte Parazotti'e 17 Century Dance Galopade CD[Country Dance] Spanish Dance Bolero [gives 1st bar for rhythm] Scarf Dance (Tyrolese) [gives 1st bar for rhythm] Tarantella The Oxford March L.[---?] Valse Mar: Thoughts of Home ? G.Sch [German Schottische]- Where the Roses blush H.Sch [Highland Schottische] - Drumblair or Hirn - Lancers. Channel Fleet Galop - Victory
Letter card to James Macdonald
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Letter card to James Macdonald Letter card to Mr James Macdonald, Gardener, Allenvale, Aberdeen, dated 15 Sep 1922, from 'King'- J. Scott Skinner. James Macdonald was married to Skinner's cousin, Jessie.
Letter card to James Macdonald, back
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Letter card to James Macdonald, back 'The Rosebud' is in full bloom & will be played when you & I are asleep - +Love+ The above is written on the back of the letter card Skinner sent to the gardener James Macdonald. Macdonald was the gardener at Allanvale Cemetery, Aberdeen, where Skinner was buried in 1927. He was married to Skinner's cousin, Jessie, who was the subject of Skinner's melody, The Rosebud of Allanvale'. The note is prophetic - The Rosebud of Allanvale is still played today.
Letter card to James Macdonald, inside
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Letter card to James Macdonald, inside
Letter from George F Shee to Scott Skinner
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Letter from George F Shee to Scott Skinner
Letter from George F Shee to Scott Skinner - p2
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Letter from George F Shee to Scott Skinner - p2

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