Here at HMS.scot you can find the details of over 200 Scottish printed sources of fiddle music from before 1850.
There also images and indexes of 22 whole books from the University of Glasgow and Perth's A K Bell Library.
Browse the collection, search for tunes and composers, and play the tunes!
HMS.scot provides a shining example of how thoughtful digitization can produce resources that reach beyond the classroom to influence the performance practice of professionals and enthusiasts alike.
HMS.scot is my new favourite website! I would never have time to find and research all this music and I feel very lucky that someone has done this for me. Thank you very much!
HMS.scot is a helpful and overdue tool both for researchers and working musicians. Having easy access to tune facsimiles has saved time and led to some interesting discoveries, and the accompanying commentary from the research team yields helpful insights. It's also saved me at the library — some books are catalogued by hms.scot but not by the host library itself!