Forbes's Sneeshin Mull

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FORBES'S SNEESHIN MULL. Scottish; Slow Air, Strathspey or Reel. G Major/Mixolyidian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Scots fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) at the 'Pusey Hotel 17th May 1900', according to his manuscript copy [1]. 'Sneeshin Mull' refers to a snuff mill, while 'Forbes' may have been Aberdeen fiddler Forbes Morrison, according to the University of Aberdeen's "Music of James Scott Skinner" site. Another manuscript copy of the tune [2] comes with the inscription: "To Kindly Forbe's an' his country Hame with the Strathspey King's (i.e. Skinner himself) regard."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 70.

Recorded sources:




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