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MISS PRIMROSE. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927), published in his Harp and Claymore and Scottish Violinist collections in the first years of the 20th century. Skinner's manuscript copy [1] seems to suggest that "Miss Primrose" was his pet name for his "favorite Violin made by Mr Beveridge, Tough." Tough, in Aberdeenshire, was the home of William Beveridge (1821-1893), a maker and repairer of some repute and a contemporary and friend of Skinner's (see also "Mr. Beveridge"}. William Meredith Morris, writing in British Violin Makers, remarks:

He made many violins, on no particular model, but which are quite artistic in appearance. The tone is never so good as the workmanship. Label : —
W. BEVERIDGE, FECIT, TOUGH, 1870

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Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 4. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 92 (includes variation sets).

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [2]




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