John Hardie's Strathspey

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JOHN HARDIE'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Hector MacAndrew for John Hardie (1886-1966), father and grandfather of Scottish fiddlers Bill and Alastair Hardie. MacAndrew (1903-1980) was born in the village of Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, and became a noted composer, teacher and fiddler, and, in a tradition similar to the Hardie's, his father was also a famous piper and fiddler while his grandfather was taught by a pupil of the great Niel Gow himself. The Albury Quartet was a group which played Scottish traditional music and included Hector MacAndrew and Bill Hardie on fiddles, Andrew Samuel playing cello and Davie Wason on piano.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1986; p. 41.

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