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Where Gadie Runs or The Hessians March
ID JSS0044
Title Where Gadie Runs or The Hessians March
Document Reference MS2726/27
Format 240 x 299 mm
Medium ink on music manuscript
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Fiddle music, Scottish Dance music, March, The Gordon's
Item Description 'O Gin I were whaur Gadie Rins' is a traditional North-east song. At the top left, 'The Gordons March Past' refers to the Gordon Highlanders regiment, raised in 1794. The alternative title, 'The Hessians' March', is for the music, thought to have been imported into Scotland by Scottish soldiers who had served in Europe. Skinner's unfinished version comes 'From the Late Wm Christies collection (Monquitter),' an Aberdeenshire parish, north of Fyvie. 'Mr Christie's sons were Deans of the Episcopal Churches Fochabers & Enzie -'. Dancing master William Christie's Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, appeared around 1820, while his son, Dean William Christie, published two volumes of traditional ballads (1876, 1881).
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Arranger James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's-1900's
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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