Mr. John Walker

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MR. JOHN WALKER. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer Alexander Walker (b. 1819) in honor of Mr. John Walker, a contrabassist in the Castle Newe Band. Alexander Walker was a gardener at Castle Newe for the Baronet and the leader of the band.

The Castle Newe Band, with (l. to r.) Alexander Walker, John Walker and Alexander Wattie

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 179, p. 61.

Recorded sources:

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