Laird o' Thrums (The)

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LAIRD OF THRUMS. AKA and see "Frank Cassidy's," "Frank Cassidy's Barn Dance," "Frank Cassidy's Highland Fling." Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) in 1906, originally titled "Sandy MacPherson, The Laird o' Thrums." At the bottom of the page he notes: "1st draft. Bronwell Cottage, Monikie." It was dedicated to Alex MacPherson of Kirriemuir; the "Laird o' Thrums" was Skinner's nickname for his friend, as Thrums was the old name for Kirriemuir (made famous by J.M. Barrie's ("Peter Pan") novel A Window in Thrums). It was first published in his folio Monikie Series No. 3, with "Gay Gordons Pipe March" (Gay Gordons (1) (The)) and "Zeppelin Humourous Hornpipe" (Zeppelin (The)).


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Printed sources : - Hunter (The Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 131. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 4), 1991; p. 18.

Recorded sources : - Philo 2001, "Jean Carignan." Topic 12T280, J. Scott Skinner "The Starthspey King." Smithsonian Folkways Records, SFW CD 40507, The Beaton Family of Mabou - "Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music" (2004).

See also listing at :
See Skinner's handwritten manuscript copy of the tune, sent to Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942), at Am Baile [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]



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