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Andrew Shirrefs


Biographical info

Shirrefs was born in Aberdeen c.1750, and died London 1807. He gained a Masters degree from Aberdeen. He was first a stationer in Aberdeen, going on to edit music, and was also co-editor of the Aberdeen Chronicle (inception advertised 1787), and published the Caledonian Magazine, or Aberdeen Repository, semi-annual, 1788-1790. By then he had moved to Edinburgh and described himself as a printer. He composed songs, poems, and a pastoral ballad opera, Jamie and Bess, which his friend Robert Mackintosh conducted in Edinburgh. Shirrefs moved to London in 1798. (Walker; Grove; Baptie)

Sources authored by Andrew Shirrefs

Title Year Edition
Forty pieces of original music [1787-88]