MILLADEN. Scottish, Strathspey. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This slow strathpsey was composed in 1891 by the great Scots fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), and appears in his Scottish Violinst (1900) and Harp and Claymore (1904) collections. It was dedicated to "J.C. Rennie Esq., Milladen, Mintlaw, a capital violinist and friend of the composer." The University of Aberdeen's Skinner site gives:
Milladen, the Mill of Aden, lies on the Ugie River, near Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire. A working mill is still there, where the Rennie family established one in 1798.
The mill was constructed for flax manufacture, rebuilt 1868 and subsequently extended. It continues in operation.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 6. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 76.
See also listing at:
See Skinner's handwritten notation at the Univ. of Aberdeen Skinner site