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Scottish Fiddle Music of the 18th Century

Scottish Fiddle Music of the 18th Century When it first appeared in 1984, Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century was a trailblazing book, making available 100 years of completely unknown fiddle music. Two decades later, the book is still essential reading for everyone concerned with Scots fiddling and its history, exploring the tradition’s musical and cultural influences. For players, this large format book includes 90 pieces of important Scottish music, found in no other collection.

MacPherson's RantMacPherson's Rant: And Other Tales of... the Scottish Fiddle. The fiddle has long played an important parting Scottish musical tradition. Here in MacPherson's Rant and Other Tales of the Scottish Fiddle there are stories that reflect that importance. Whether the fiddle is in the hands of the notorious Highland freebooter MacPherson or being played by a young man learning a fairy tune, these tales reflect a traditional culture that us still thriving. Some of the stories are truly ancient while others quite modern, but all show that throughout Scotland there has long been a ready audience for music made by horsehair on catgut. Today as Scottish culture continues to thrive in the face of all the modern world can throw at it we should perhaps think on what Robert Burns once aid to a friend, 'Lang may yer elbuck, jink an diddle.' In addition to introducing some of the most famous, as well as some of the lesser-known, tales of the Scottish fiddle, Stuart McHardy also examines the history of the instrument, its repertoire and the place the fiddle and the fiddler have played in Scottish culture over the centuries. The result is a lively and informative companion to one of the central elements of the Scottish musical tradition. Scottish Fiddle Music.

Alasdair Fraser. Alasdair Fraser is recognized throughout the world as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced. Scottish Fiddle Music.

Aly Bain is probably one of the best-known and most significant fiddle-players in the Scottish tradition. Aly Bain was born in Lerwick, Shetland, and was taught fiddle by the famed Tom Anderson. Scottish Fiddle Music.

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