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J.O Forbes of Corse, verso
ID JSS0031
Title J.O Forbes of Corse, verso
Document Reference MS2726/14
Format 257 x 168 mm
Medium Handwritten, ink on paper, pasted onto card
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, note,
Item Description The Note, written by Skinner, reads: 'The above is the original Key. The Founder of the present style of Strathspey playing, the best all round player & composer of his day, his left hand was as accurate as a machine. Composer of 'The Pride a' the Dee' Valse, 'The Dean Brig' was revised by him, but it is not his composition. It was composed by Archie Allan, & named 'Mrs Gray of Carse'. The Rev. Mr Tough, Kinnord got hold of a copy & gave it to Davie, Aberdeen who published it as 'The Dean Brig' & gave the Minister a present o' the tune! C. Middleton Keith, then gave it in his books as Peter Milnes, unintentionally no doubt - but the Ministers & Peters names were ultimately withdrawn.'
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period c. 1900 - 1903
Associated Dates: Creation c. 1900
Associated Dates: Manuscript c. 1900
Related Images MS2726/14
Relationships JSS0030
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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