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Peter Baillie, or The Lonach Highland Fling

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Peter Baillie, or The Lonach Highland Fling
ID JSS0112
Title Peter Baillie, or The Lonach Highland Fling
Document Reference MS2726/110
Format 240 x 228 mm
Medium pen & ink on music manuscript paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Music, Scottish Fiddle Music, Strathspey. Peter Baillie
Item Description Peter Baillie (1774-1843) lived at Loanhead, Midlothian and was a mason, known as 'the fiddling tinker'. His strathspey was published in 1825. Perhaps Skinner rewrote the piece for the Lonach Gathering and Highland Games, started in 1822. As part of the celebrations The Men of Lonach parade wearing full Highland dress, carrying pikes and Lochaber axes. They also visit local residents, sometimes accepting a 'dram' (a shot of Scotch whisky). Gavin Grieg's beautifully presented arrangement hardly hints at the festivities, or the spirited dancing of the Highland Fling.
Creator Peter Baillie
Creator Manuscript Gavin Greig
Arranger Gavin Greig
Time Period 1890's - 1900's
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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