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Grand old MacKintyre (variation)
ID JSS0074
Title Grand old MacKintyre (variation)
Document Reference MS2726/63
Format 212 x 295 mm
Medium pen ,ink & crayon on music manuscript paper,with handwritten notes
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, Scottish Bagpipe Music, Scottish Fiddle Music
Item Description Verso of JSS0073. At the top left corner is 'Var(iatio)n 2', followed by four staves of music, containing the variation, the last two bars faint, as if Skinner was running out of ink. In the right margin (scored out with blue crayon or pencil) is 'Mr McIntyre is Com(mercial): Traveller. / Grantown / Has all my / works. he (sic) will write you him self (sic) to final(ise) title -'. Below left, in a large scrawl crossed out with blue crayon, is 'Macintyre will send title.' This tune is possibly the result either of Skinner offering to compose a tune for Macintyre, or Macintyre asking Skinner if he would. 'Grand Old Macintyre', commercial traveller, was a travelling salesman. From Skinner's erratic handwriting, they may have met one evening in a hotel or boarding house in Keith, Aberdeenshire (see JSS0073), where Skinner then lived. Macintyre might have paid Skinner to write the tune, since he had the final say on the title.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images MS2726/63 (variation)
Relationships JSS0075
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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