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Dunottar Castle
ID JSS0129
Title Dunottar Castle
Document Reference MS2726/126, note attached to
Format 147 x 103 mm
Medium handwritten note on plain paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Handwritten note, Dunottar Castle
Item Description Note in Skinner's hand to 'Dear Editor: "Dunottar Castle" by ? never popular, but played by dons who could shift - I dont oppose of shifting in Dancing Strathspeys but I am not the inventor - better for dancing to [tap?] 'the Kitchie fleer' the introduction of too many notes in one bar causes uneasiness aricke o' stanes doon a brae at yer back.' The composer was James Young (c. 1815-1851), born in Montrose. He led the band of the Theatre Royal, Aberdeen, for many years. The castle is on a promontory south of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, was besieged by William Wallace in 1296. In 1652 it protected the Regalia of Scotland (the crown jewels) against Cromwell's troops.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890's-1900's
Related Images MS2726/126
Relationships JSS0128
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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