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X:1 T:Master Andrew Grant (Balmoral) C:Alexander "Sandy" Skinner M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:MacDonald - Skye Collection p24 (1887) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A e>d|c>A A/A/A (EA) A/A/A|(cA) A/A/A a2 (ed)|c>A A/A/A EAA=c|BA =Gf =g2 (ed)| c>A A/A/A (EA) A/A/A|(cA) A/A/A a2 (e/f/=g)|af=ge fde=c|B>G G/G/G g||cB| Aaga edcB|Aaga e2 d/c/B|Aaga ef=ge|=gagd B=GGB| Aaga edcB|Aaga e2 (d/f/=g)|af=ge =fde=c|B>=G G/G/G g||

Alexander Forbes Skinner, by G. F. Day, 1872
MASTER ANDREW GRANT (Balmoral). Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by A.F. Skinner. Alexander Forbes "Sandy" Skinner (1833–1883) was the brother of the famous fiddler-composer and dancing master wikipedia:James_Scott_Skinner (1843-1927), who taught his younger sibling to 'second' on the fiddle and to play backup on the cello. The elder Skinner was a champion dancer and fiddler in his own right. It was Sandy who arranged for James to audition with Dr. Marks Little Men, a touring group composed of very talented boys with whom Skinner signed on for a six-year apprenticeship [1]. See also J. Scott Skinner's composition "Sandy Skinner."

The title possibly refers to Andrew Grant (1855-1943), a son of John Grant, Queen Victoria's head forester at Balmoral.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 24. Skinner (Miller o' Hirn Collection), 1881; No. 71, p. 37.

Recorded sources : - Colin J. Boyd - "Pioneer Scottish Fiddler."

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]

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