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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

> Folk Music > Records > James F. Dickie's Delights

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)
Temple Records COMD2084 (CD, UK, September 2002)

James Scott Skinner: The Strathspey King (Temple COMD2084)
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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

Temple CD remastered from the Topic record masters of 12TS268 and 12T280 by Peter Haig and Robin Morton at Pier House Studio and by Ewan McGregor at Temple Records Studio;
Cover photo: a colour portrait of Scott Skinner on the back of a fiddle made by Neil Baird, violin maker, Glasgow;
Graphic design by John Slavin

Musicians

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

Tracks

LP Side 1LP Side 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. 1 December 1905; matrix 3173e; Twin T-5088 (Zonophone Serial 113)
  4. Allegory: The Miller o' Hirn / MacKenzie Fraser / The Auld Wheel (2.46)
    rec. 1 December 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's 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. 30 January 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

Temple CD

  1. Lucania Polka (2.50)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26749; Regal G6622
  2. Allegory: The Miller o' Hirn / MacKenzie Fraser / The Auld Wheel (2.46)
    rec. 1 December 1905; matrix 3172e; Twin T-5091 (Zonophone Serial 114)
  3. Bagpipe Marches: The Athole Highlanders' Farewell to Loch Katrine / Cameron Highlanders / The Inverness Gathering (3.06)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26758; Regal G6624
  4. Celebrated Hornpipes: Arthur's Seat / Eugene Stratton / The Banks (2.56)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26744; Regal Zonophone G6616
  5. Highland Reels: The Laird o’ Thrums / Gavin MacMillan / The Laird of Drumblair / Gladstone’s Reel (3.09)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26751; Regal Zonophone G6616
  6. Medley No. 2: Bonnie Lass o’ Bon Accord / Marquis of Huntly’s Farewell / The Ten Pound Fiddle (3.04)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26762; Regal G6624
  7. Highland Schottische No. 2: Sandy Cameron / Miller o' Hirn / The Glenlivet (3.26)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26747; Regal Zonophone G6618
  8. Triumph Country Dance: Triumph / Timour the Tartar / The Left Handed Fiddler / Speed the Plough / De’il Among the Tailors (3.02)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26757; Regal G6622
  9. Home Sweet Home / The Iron Man Strathspey / The Bungalow Reel (2.54)
    rec. November 1922; matrix 73053; Regal G7913
  10. Cradle Song: Cradle Song / The Braes of Auchtertyre / The Athole Highlanders' Farewell to Loch Katrine (3.34)
    rec. 30 January 1905; matrix 1687e; Gramophone Concert G.C.-7994
  11. Glengrant / Tulchan Lodge / The Parrot humorous pizzicato (3.17)
    rec. November 1922; matrix 73076; Regal 8022
  12. Mrs Scott Skinner / MacKenzie Hay / The Devil’s Elbow (2.27)
    rec. November 1922; matrix 73075; Regal 8022
  13. The Laird o’ Drumblair: The Laird o’ Drumblair / The Baker Reel / Will Ye No Come Back Again? (2.06)
    rec. January 1905; matrix 1683e; Zonophone X-47905
  14. Birlin Reels: The Auld Wheel / Spinning Wheel / Bride’s Reel / MacKenzie Fraser / Largo's Fairy Dance (2.53)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26749; Rena Double Face 1283
  15. German Schottische (Bohemian Melodies) (2.56)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26760; Rena Double Face 1286
  16. Goodbye Gramin / Johnnie Steel strathspey / James Hardie reel (2.53)
    rec. November 1922; matrix 72072; Regal G8021
  17. Highland Schottische: Maggie Cameron / Athole Brose / The Devil in the Kitchen / Forbes Morrison (3.11)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26761; Regal Zonophone G6617
  18. Sean Trews / Whistle o’er the Lave o’t / Wha Widna Fecht for Charlie’ (2.51)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26764; Regal G6625
  19. The Freebooter / Tullochgorum / The East Neuk of Fife (2.51)
    rec. 1 December 1905; matrix 3173e; Twin T-5088 (Zonophone Serial 113)
  20. The Freebooter (Is Your War Pipe Asleep): MacPherson’s Rant / Tullochgorum & variations / The East Neuk of Fife & variations (3.02)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26747; Rena Double Face 1285
  21. The President air and variations (noi re-mastering) (3.04)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26763; Columbia Réna 1291
  22. The President air and variations (3.04)
    rec. January 1910; matrix 26763; Columbia Réna 1291