James Scott Skinner, Scottish fiddler and composer died in 1927 at the age of 84. Self styled ‘The Strathspey King’ he had an extraordinary life and left behind a legacy of music that has had a great effect on Scottish fiddling and traditional music in general.
This CD features 22 original tracks by Skinner recorded during the period 1905 to 1922. They have been digitally restored to an incredibly high standard of sound quality which completely belies the age of the tracks. The CD comes with a 16 page booklet crammed full of information. A unique album and one to be highly prized in your collection.
Luciana Polka : Allegory - The Miller o' Hirn - Mackenzie Frazer - The Auld Wheel : Pipe Marches - Athole Highlanders' Farewell to Loch Katrine - Cameron Highlanders - The Inverness Gathering : Hornpipes: Arthur's Seat - Eugene Stratton - The Banks : Reels: Laird o' Thrums - Gavin M'Millan - Laird o' Drumblair - Gladstone's Reel : Medley No.2 - The Bonnie Lass o' Bon Accord - Marquis of Huntly's Farewell - The Ten Pound Fiddle : Highland Schottische No.2: Sandy Cameron - Miller o' Hirn - The Glenlivet : Triumph Country Dance - Triumph - Timour the Tartar - The Left Handed Fiddle - Speed the Plough - De'il Among the Tailors : Home Sweet Home - The Iron Man Strathspey - The Bungalow Reel : Cradle Song - The Braes of Auchtertyre - The Athole Highlanders' Farewell to Loch Katrine : Pizzicato- Glengrant - Tulchan Lodge - The Parrot : Mrs. Scott Skinner - Mackenzie Hay - The Devil's Elbow : The Laird o' Drumblair - The Baker Reel - Will Ye No' Come Back Again : Birlin' Reels The Auld Wheel - Spinning Wheel - Bride's Reel - MacKenzie Frazer - Fairy Dance : German Schottische - Bohemian Melodies : Goodbye Gramin - Johnny Steele - James Hardie : Highland Schottische- Maggie Cameron - Athole Brose - The Devil In the Kitchen - Forbes Morrison : Sean Trews - Whistle O'er the Lave O't - Wha Widna Fecht For Charlie? : The Freebooter - Tullochgorum - The East Neuk o' Fife : The Freebooter - MacPherson's Rant - Tullochgorum & Variations - East Neuk of Fife & Variations : The President - Air & Variations : The President - Air & Variation (Without noise reduction)