Biography:Gideon Stove

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Gideon Stove (1874-1954). A newspaper clipping of January, 1954 gives:

Nimble fingers that set the Shetland Isles dancing have been stilled by the death of Mr. Gideon Stove, Lerwick's oldest music master. He was 79. A violinist, self-taught, and an expert in Shetland reels and folk tunes, he was equally accomplished in the classics. He had been playing his fiddle for more than 60 years at local musical events and was a member, and for a long time leader, of the first Lerwick orchestra. He played at successive Gilbert and Sullivan operas and was also fiddler to a squad of Guizers at the Norse festival of Up-Helly-A' He taught the violin to hundreds of children."