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The Music of Scott Skinner

James Scott Skinner: The Music of Scott Skinner (Topic 12TS268)

The Music of Scott Skinner
Traditional Scots Fiddling
on the original recordings of James Scott Skinner (1843-1927)
and in new performances by Bill Hardie (1916-1995)

Topic Records 12TS268 (LP, UK, 1975)

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Recorded and produced by Tony Engle;
Bill Hardie recorded in Aberdeen in October 1974;
Scott Skinner: historic EMI Records 78rpm recordings from 1905, 1910 and 1922; for details see tracklist;
Sleeve notes by Alistair J. Hardie;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Bill Hardie, fiddle [1-6];
Alastair Hardie (son of Bill Hardie), piano [1-2, 4, 6];
James Scott Skinner, fiddle [7-13];
Mrs Ethel Key (niece of James Scott Skinner), piano [11];
other piano accompaniment unidentified

Tracks

Side 1: Bill Hardie Side 2: James Scott Skinner
  1. The Marquis of Huntly’s Snuff Mull / Mrs Chree strathspey / Carnie’s Canter reel (2.56)
  2. James F. Dickie’s Delight / The Laird o’ Drumblair / James F. Dickie’s Reel (3.32)
  3. MacPherson’s Rant / Tullochgorum / The East Neuk o’ Fife (3.55)
  4. Master Francis Sitwell & variations / Newcastle Hornpipe / (5.05)
  5. The North Shore / The Liverpool hornpipes (1.09)
  6. The Dean Brig o’ Edinburgh / Banks Hornpipe (4.04)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1a William Marshall, Niel Gow;
Tracks 1bc, 2b, 9a-d, 11ac, 12d James Scott Skinner;
Tracks 2a, 2c J. Murdoch Henderson;
Track 4a, 9e Nathaniel Gow;
Track 4b James Hill;
Track 6a Archie Allan;
Track 6b Parazotti;
Track 11b James Barnett;
Track 12b Abraham Mackintosh;
Track 12c William Ross;
Track 13b John Bruce

  1. The Laird o’ Drumblair: The Laird o’ Drumblair / The Baker Reel / Will Ye No Come Back Again? (2.07)
    rec. January 1905; matrix 1683e; Zonophone X-47905
  2. The Freebooter (Is Your War Pipe Asleep): MacPherson’s Rant / Tullochgorum & variations / The East Neuk of Fife & variations (3.04)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26747; Rena Double Face 1285
  3. Birlin Reels: The Auld Wheel / Spinning Wheel / Bride’s Reel / MacKenzie Fraser / Largo's Fairy Dance (2.55)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26749; Rena Double Face 1283
  4. German Schottische (Bohemian Melodies) (2.57)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26760; Rena Double Face 1286
  5. Goodbye Gramin / Johnnie Steel strathspey / James Hardie reel (2.53)
    rec. November 1922; matrix 72072; Regal G8021
  6. Highland Schottische: Maggie Cameron / Athole Brose / The Devil in the Kitchen / Forbes Morrison (3.13)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26761; Regal Zonophone G6617
  7. Sean Trews / Whistle o’er the Lave o’t / Wha Widna Fecht for Charlie’ (2.53)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26764; Regal G6625

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James F. Dickie's Delights

James F. Dickie: James F. Dickie's Delights (Topic 12T279)

James F. Dickie's Delights
Scottish Fiddling in the Style of Scott Skinner
James Fowlie Dickie (1886-1983)

Topic Records 12T279 (LP, UK, 1976)

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Recorded in the early 1950's;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Sleeve notes by Alistair J. Hardie;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell;
Photographs courtesy of James Duncan

Musicians

James F. Dickie, fiddle;
Mrs Ivory Duncan (daughter of James F. Dickie), piano accompaniment

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Cairdin' O’t contredance / Highland Donald strathspey (2.00)
  2. Francis Sitwell slow strathspey (3.40)
  3. Hard Is My Fate / Good Wife Admit the Wanderer (3.25)
  4. The Dean Brig o’ Edinburgh slow strathspey (0.40)
  5. Glencoe dirge / The Trumpet / Banks hornpipes (4.18)
  6. The Smith’s Waltz (1.54)
  7. Mulhill’s / The Laird o' Drumblair strathspeys / The Baker Reel (3.20)
  1. The Bonnie Lass o’ Bon Accord (1.22)
  2. The Peterhead Polka (1.33)
  3. The Braes o’ Auchtertyre / Leaving the Glen (3.56)
  4. The Miller of Drone air / J.F. Dickie’s Reel (1.37)
  5. Bovaglie’s Plaid pastoral / South of the Grampians strathspey / Good Old John reel (3.20)
  6. MacPherson’s Rant (1.35)
  7. Madam Frederick pastoral / Earl Grey strathspey (2.46)
  8. Whistle O’er the Lave o’t / The White Cockade (2.50)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Nathaniel Gow;
Track 4 Archie Allan;
Tracks 5a, 7, 8a, 10b, 12a James Scott Skinner;
Track 5c Parazotti;
Track 10a Crockett;
Tracks 11b, 12c J. Murdoch Henderson;
Track 12b James Porteus;
Track 14b James Hill;
Track 15a John Bruce

> Folk Music > Records > James Scott Skinner: The Strathspey King

James Scott Skinner: The Strathspey King

James Scott Skinner: The Strathspey King (Topic 12T280)

The Strathspey King
Classics of Scots Fiddling
James Scott Skinner (1843-1927)

Topic Records 12T280 (LP, UK, 1975)

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Historic EMI Records 78rpm recordings from 1905, 1910 and 1922; for details see tracklist;
Produced for Topic by Tony Engle;
Sleeve notes by Alistair J. Hardie;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell;
Illustrative material from the collection of John Junner except Cradle Song manuscript from James Duncan;
Location photography by Tony Russell

Musicians

James Scott Skinner, fiddle;
Ethel Stuart (later Ethel Key; Skinner's niece), piano [11, 13-14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The President air and variations (3.05)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26763; Columbia Réna 1291
  2. Lucania Polka (2.53)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26749; Regal G6622
  3. The Freebooter / Tullochgorum / The East Neuk of Fife (2.50)
    rec. December 1, 1905; matrix 3173e; Twin T-5088 (Zonophone Serial 113)
  4. Allegory: The Miller o' Hirn / MacKenzie Fraser / The Auld Wheel (2.46)
    rec. December 1, 1905; matrix 3172e; Twin T-5091 (Zonophone Serial 114)
  5. Bagpipe Marches: The Athole Highlanders' Farewell to Loch Katrine / Cameron Highlanders / The Inverness Gathering (3.08)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26758; Regal G6624
  6. Celebrated Hornpipes: Arthur Seat / Eugene Stratton / The Banks (2.58)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26744; Regal Zonophone G6616
  7. Highland Reels: The Laird o’ Thrums / Gavin MacMillan / The Laird of Drumblair / Gladstone’s Reel (3.10)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26751; Regal Zonophone G6616

All tracks trad. arr. James Scott Skinner

  1. Medley No. 2: Bonnie Lass o’ Bon Accord / Marquis of Huntly’s Farewell / The Ten Pound Fiddle (3.06)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26762; Regal G6624
  2. Highland Schottische No. 2: Sandy Cameron / Miller o' Hirn / The Glenlivet (3.27)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26747; Regal Zonophone G6618
  3. Triumph Country Dance: Triumph / Timour the Tartar / The Left Handed Fiddler / Speed the Plough / De’il Among the Tailors (3.03)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26757; Regal G6622
  4. Home Sweet Home / The Iron Man Strathspey / The Bungalow Reel (2.54)
    rec. November 1922; matrix 73053; Regal G7913
  5. Cradle Song: Cradle Song / The Braes of Auchtertyre / The Athole Highlanders' Farewell to Loch Katrine (3.35)
    rec. January 30, 1905; matrix 1687e; Gramophone Concert G.C.-7994
  6. Glengrant / Tulchan Lodge / The Parrot humorous pizzicato (3.18)
    rec. November 1922; matrix 73076; Regal 8022
  7. Mrs Scott Skinner / MacKenzie Hay / The Devil’s Elbow (2.25)
    rec. November 1922; matrix 73075; Regal 8022