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Ghillie Callum or Sword Dance
ID JSS0120
Title Ghillie Callum or Sword Dance
Document Reference MS2726/117
Format 243 x 302 mm
Medium Pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fidle Music, Scottish Dance Music, Sword Dance ,Sean Trews
Item Description Manuscript in Skinner's hand of his version of '"Ghillie Callum" or "Sword Dance" - old.' The music is in the 'piper's scale', of A major with 'Flat 7ths', and a G natural in the key signature. (The pipes are unable to play G sharp.) Skinner's note reads ' * The Sean Trews is a very ancient Highland Dance [where] the Sporran & Kilt are replaced by Tartan Trews all the rest of the Garb remaining as before -'.
Creator Unknown
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images JSS0119
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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