Railway Hornpipe (1)

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RAILWAY HORNPIPE [1]. Scottish, Hornpipe. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Charles Grant (b. Strondhu, Knockando, 1806). Grant, who became a schoolmaster in Banffshire, had the distinction of being a violin pupil of William Marshall's, and played for the great strathspey composer on his deathbed. Later Marshall's family, who thought highly of Grant, bequeathed him William's fiddle as a token of friendship. Later in life Grant also played with another great Scottish fiddler, Scott Skinner, becoming the link between two of the most outstanding fiddlers whose playing spanned nearly a century and three-quarters.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 76, p. 101.

Recorded sources:




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