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Willie Blair. 'The Queen's Fiddler', p 1 of 3
ID JSS0498
Title Willie Blair. 'The Queen's Fiddler', p 1 of 3
Document Reference Hend inst Mur f
Format 250 x 310 mm
Medium printed page
Item Type Book
Subject Scottish Music, Fiddle, Queen Victoria
Item Description Page 1 of 3 of Alexander Murdoch's (see JSS0497) essay on Willie Blair, fiddler to Queen Victoria (see JSS0038). Blair (1794-1884) was born in Crathie, near what would become Balmoral Castle, the Highland retreat of the Queen and Prince Albert. Taught by his father, Blair was known for the 'enthusiasm' and 'force' of his playing, always keeping time with his right foot ('chappin' wi' my richt fit').
Creator Alexander G Murdoch
Editor Alexander G Murdoch
Publisher John Blockley, 3 Argyll Street, Regent Street, London
Time Period 1880s
Associated Dates: Creation c.1888
Associated Dates: Manuscript c.1888
Associated Dates: Publication 1888
Relationships JSS0497, JSS0499, JSS0500
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name The Fiddle in Scotland, being sketches of 'Scotch Fiddlers' and 'Fiddle Makers'


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