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The Meikleour Beeches
ID JSS0624
Title The Meikleour Beeches
Document Reference MS3088
Format 238 x 300 mm
Medium Handwritten music on lined sheet
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music
Item Description Manuscript, in Gavin Greig's hand, of page 155 in Skinner's Harp and Claymore Collection. This is the final draft, the copy used by the printers when they set the music for publication. Afterwards, the publishers Bayley and Ferguson (London and Glasgow) returned the draft copy to Greig. The Meikleour Beeches form 'A famous hedge near Blairgowrie [Perthshire], some 80 feet in height. Said to have been planted in 1746 [the year the Jacobite war ended].' The music was arranged by George Riddell (1852-1942), shoemaker, fiddler, composer, and writer from Rosehearty, near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript Gavin Greig
Arranger George Riddell
Time Period 1800 - 1900's
Associated Dates: Manuscript c.1900
Related Images MS2726
Relationships JSS0181, JSS0182
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore (Argo)


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