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The Dear Auld Ha'
ID JSS0054
Title The Dear Auld Ha'
Document Reference MS2726/42
Format 251 x 301 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle music,
Item Description Verso of The Dear Auld Ha' page 1. Manuscript in Skinner's hand, piano part in Gavin Greig's hand. The page begins with the last two bars of The Dear Auld ha' (hame - home). At the bottom of the page, Skinner writes 'My dear Gavin Greig I am glad you have taken to these simple words. I add a short Sym[phony] - [an introduction]: D (flat) - would be better - then the highest note would be F (natural) - C is not a favourite Key with me - too harsh - fine for fireworks -'. Written in larger script, and underlined for emphasis is 'Gramin is on the sea! - coming to see me here. he [sic] will compose 2 more Verses if you are not doing it - would we require per[mission]: from late Chas' [Charles's] wife to use the 1st Verse - She has a shop in Hamilton' (Lanarkshire). Charles Middleton, Keith, died in 1899. He published collections of fiddle music, including that by Peter Milne, Skinner's friend from his boyhood, as well as the Keith Sentinel, a newspaper, for several years. Gramin is the pen-name of George Gordon Ingram (1848 - after 1900) b. Glenrinnes, Morayshire; a song writer, and Church of Scotland precentor. Ingram, who had taught music locally in Huntly, emigrated to the United States (St Paul, Minnesota) around 1890, and from this note seems to have returned to Scotland sometime before 1900.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images MS2726/42, 42b
Relationships JSS0053, JSS0055
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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