James Watt's Strathspey

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JAMES WATT'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The title refers probably to James Watt of Pennan, 1832-1909, the son of a Pennan, Aberdeenshire, fisherman. He was a fiddler and fiddle maker and a sailor who later became teacher at Pennan School. See also the companion "James Watt's Reel" and Watt's composition "Pennan Den."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 32. Lerwick (The Kilted Fiddler), 1985; pp. 30-31.

Recorded sources:




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