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PITTENGARDNER'S RANT. Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Skinner): AA'B (Hardie). Composed by J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927 for his Harp and Claymore Collection (1904). Pittengardener was one of the best violin pupils of fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner's father, William Skinner, and was "one of the most successful 'Men o' the Mearns,' reramin' fu' o' music" (Hardie, 1992). The mearns are a section of southern Aberdeenshire between the Grampian mountains and the North Sea.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Hardie (Caledonian Companion), 1992; p. 81. Skinner (The Scottish Violinist), 1900; p. 2. Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 75.
Recorded sources: Castle Music CMACD537, Dave Swarbrick - "Flittin" (1983).
See also listing at:
See Skinner's handwritten music manuscript of the tune at the Univ. of Aberdeen's Skinner site