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The Simon Fraser letters 6

The Simon Fraser letters 6

June 29, 1912,‘The Secrets of Canntaireachd”21 Clarendon Crescent, Edinburgh,June 23, 1912. K. N. MacDonald’s reply to J. Grant Says in a ps, “A Dr. Ross from South Africa has just written to me expressing the interest that all out there take in the discussion that is going on in ‘The […]

Christian Krohg's depiction from 1899 of
King Olaf presenting a sword to Icelandic skald, Sigvat the Skald (995-1045).

The origins of ceòl mòr, a theory – part 2

• From the May 1980 Piping Times. By Bridget MacKenzie This is the second of a series of articles by Mrs. Bridget MacKenzie on the interesting parallel between Scottish ceòl mòr and Norse skaldic verse. In some of the less regular piobaireachd, some interpreters phrase the music in such a […]