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The Laird o' Drumblair
ID JSS0081
Title The Laird o' Drumblair
Document Reference MS2726/75
Format 242 x 302 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper,with handwritten notes
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle Music, Strathspey, Reel, Drumblair
Item Description The 'Laird of Drumblair' was William McHardy, one of Skinner's benefactors. He made more than £100,000 from engineering work in South Africa, before returning to live at Drumblair House, Forgue, by Huntly, Aberdeenshire. This excellent strathspey, with its 'spiccato' (off-the-string) bowing is still popular as it was when Skinner wrote: 'Several players have won medals with this tune'. He adds that: By tuning the 3rd string to E, and the 4th to A - the above tune may be played 'Scordatura' fashion - an old style of tuning the violin. Tempo - strathspey - 20 seconds. Reel - 15 seconds. The reel he refers to is Angus Campbell (JSS0082).
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's-1900's
Related Images MS2726/76
Relationships JSS0082
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore
Audio Note this link will open another window so you can view the music and listen to the tune cd117c


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