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HAUNT OF THE GNOMES, THE. Scottish, "Reverie" (Slow Air). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed by the great Scots fiddler-composer of the latter 19th and early 20th century, J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), originally published in his Scottish Violinist, then again in his Harp and Claymore collection. It is dedicated to William Walker [1], Pioneer of the Royal Cinematograph, the first film production company in Scotland, based in Aberdeenshire. Walker was a bookseller by profession, and was a bibliophile and collector, and had an interest in traditional Scottish songs and music. According to the University of Aberdeen's Skinner site, his correspondents included Harvard Professor Francis James Child (1825-1896), author of the Child Ballad Collection.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), p. 47. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 154.

Recorded sources:




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