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Welcome Whisky Back Again
ID JSS0084
Title Welcome Whisky Back Again
Document Reference MS2726/77
Format 248 x 299 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle Music, Strathspey
Item Description Skinner's manuscript of the strathspey 'Welcome Whisky back again' (by) Neil Gow / original Key B (flat). Below the music he adds that: for (a) racy anecdote of the veteran see 'Annals of Perthshire' (JSS0085). Gow (1727-1807) from Inver, Perthshire, was easily as famous then as Skinner was in his own time. He was renowned for his up-bow ('driven') stroke in strathspeys, and his landlord and patron, the Duke of Atholl (see JSS0083) was a life-long friend. Gow wrote the 'very slow and pathetic' Farewell to Whisky when distilling was prohibited in 1799 due to poor harvests. His Whisky, Welcome Back Again [sic] did just that on its return.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Related Images MS2726/77 (attached words)
Relationships JSS0085, JSS0086
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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