Three Strathspeys in a rough country dance form. The first by Nathaniel Gow. The second is from the Athole collection and the third tune, Cropie's Strathspey, has for many years been erroneously attributed to Peter Milne. It is now thought to have been composed by Alexander Givan from Kelso and the original title is 'Mr Douglas of Springwood Park'. Having said that, Peter Milne wrote some excellent tunes and lived a long and interesting life which links the older fiddle composers such as the Gows and Marshall to the young James Scott Skinner.
Iain Fraser is a Performer and
Teacher. He’s fascinated by the fiddle’s rhythmic and emotional capabilities and draws his material from 18th Century Scottish tunes to new self-penned compositions and from the multiple regional music styles of the British Isles to those of North America and Europe....more