A Collection of New Scots Reels, Strathspeys, Jigs &c.
by James Walker
Full title: A Collection of New Scots Reels, Strathspeys, Jigs &c. With a Bass for the Violincello or Harpsichord; Dedicated to the Right Worshipful Master, Sir James Erskine St. Clair, of Sinclair, Bart. & the Worthy Brethren of the free Mason Lodge in Dysart. by James Walker
Publisher: Printed for the Author
Printer: Printed for the Author
Transcription included in HMT volume Fiddle Music from Fife (2006).
The subscribers list is mostly from Fife, with some from Dundee, Pathhead, one James Hutton, Copenhagen; many are in Dysart itself.
The strathspey and reel basslines are generally very simple repetitive four-beat lines, but clearly put together with some care. There are occasional double stops in the right-hand or fiddle.
'Mr. James Belfour's Fancy' also has hairpin dynamics accenting each strong beat of the 6/8 for the first bar and a half (omitted in HMT transcription).
Biographical info: Walker (c.1760-1840) was a Dysart fiddler, music teacher and composer, popular at big house balls in Fife (Glen 2, xvii; Baptie).
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GB-En Glen 290 (1)
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